While working on a busy med surg unit, I paged a urologist on a Saturday an about 9am. This was one of those docs that when you saw the call sch. for that group, we were praying "...please don't let it be him, please....". Well, I had bad ABGs and labs on a patient. We treated the patient while waiting, and repaged him over and over. Started calling him at home, and the wife answered. Wouldn't give him a message but didn't mind telling us "He is having a bowel movement and can't be disturbed...". Way too much information for us, and the excuses went on and on, BM, bathtub, ect. By 2pm and numerous calls to nsg.sup. that shift, the doc finally showed up after the ER doc coded and pronounced him. I don't think I've gone through that mny pages of nurses notes in a long time! And we weren't waiting on the doc to call for orders, we treated the abnormals and were attempting on the sups instructions to transport to the ICU, but it was just pitiful to hear his schedule of BMs and not even getting to relay messages. When he did arrive (after the patient was in the morgue, the expression on his face was self explanatory. Hard to explain to the wife of the patient, though!!