Where Do People Dream This Stuff Up? - page 2
I don't do this too much, but recently I watched part of an afternoon TV show (Steve Wilkos). I didn't get the whole story, but a woman's stepmother wanted to get custody of her stepdaughter's two... Read More
Apr 19, '09Occupation: LTC Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 3,422; Likes: 1,298Quote from tvccrnThis makes me sick.All my baby needs is to warm up and he will be alive again. I saw it on the Discovery Channel, this kitten was dead and they put it on the radiator and it came back to life.
You can take some of my brain cells and transplant them into his brain and he will be alive again.
Both from the father who put his 4 month old premmie in a head lock to make him stop crying. For the last comment we all thought that the kid was better off dead than having his father's brain cells if that is how he thought things worked.
Apr 19, '09Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 23; Likes: 13"I don't know how my tox came back positive for cocaine, I didn't do any. I bet someone slipped me some at that party last night."
Yeah. Cuz I hate when your nose just falls off into a pile of cocaine, idiot.
Apr 20, '09Occupation: Nurse Manager Specialty: Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery ; Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 858; Likes: 400It's all just madness...isn't it??
Apr 24, '09Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 3,558; Likes: 6,277Quote from fmoore723I work in an ALF, and a fair number of residents have diabetes. Some regularly have FBSs above 200, but one always eats dessert (not the sugar-free kind), and one drinks a lot of juice, but rarely eats dinner. One has been fighting tooth and nail for weeks about her right to eat cookies and Rice Krispie treats every night. I hated Med-surg, but I saw enough patients damaged by long-term uncontrolled diabetes to realize how much danger they're in. They just don't seem to care.Sometimes I feel when pts dont control their BS (like above), its borderline just as bad as doing drugs or alcohol.
Apr 24, '09Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 3,558; Likes: 6,277It's amazing how many people think eating sugar causes diabetes.
I used to work with a very self-righteous woman who believed that everything could be cured by prayer, cod liver oil, or both. My old job didn't offer paid time off, so people often came to work sick. During one office epidemic, she shouted, to no one in particular, "It's a good thing I'm taking my cod liver oil, and not letting my guard down." Two weeks later, she was in the hospital with pneumonia.
The same woman snapped "I pray over my food!" when I said a GI bug was going around.
Apr 27, '09Joined: Feb '07; Posts: 29; Likes: 5- Hi! How are you doing?
- Hurry, I feel like I need to push! (Big smile on pt's face)
- Yeah, today's my due date, I had contractions.. One at 1h30, one at 1h34, one at 1h49, one at 2h32...
Apr 27, '09Occupation: ICU, RN/BSN Specialty: ICU, telemetry ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 2,115; Likes: 8,405I can't have lung cancer, I stopped smoking 2 months ago (4 ppd, x30 years).....And yes, they did have lung CA, and yes they died.
Apr 27, '09Occupation: RN, ARNP student Joined: Feb '00; Posts: 91; Likes: 107"No, I'm not a diabetic." " I have naturally high blood sugar." "Those lab numbers don't apply to me."
Or how about this... "I control my blood sugar by drinking water." "It flushes out the extra sugar."
Apr 29, '09Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 1,862; Likes: 3,927Quote from babynurselsaFor the record, this one can be true!No, 99.5 is a high fever for me because mine normally runs low.........
I've had some weird endocrine problems for almost two decades, and one "side effect" is improper body temperature regulation. My "normal" can run anywhere from 95.5 - 97.5. When I go to the doc for a sinus infection (not nearly as often the last few years, thanks to the wonders of sinuplasty!), if I get a new nurse doing vitals, I have to point it out to her. She of course won't believe me, then she'll look through my chart at all my past temp readings at my well-visits and "do the math" to compute my actual fever, because, yes indeed, I *was* running a high temp.
And another side note -- low thyroid can really mess with someone's entire body. I have recorded BPs as low as 54/??? in my doctor's office in the past. (Yes, I used to pass out a lot when I stood up!) If someone tells you that their BP usually runs low, and their chart shows they rarely hit 100/70, you really DON'T need to pump the cuff up to 180!
May 1, '09Occupation: charge nurse perinatal unit Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in perinatal ; Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 17; Likes: 12pt was explaining to the DCF worker why she was positive for cocaine. " I was swollowing my boyfriends manly fluids and he was doing cocaine."
Oct 28, '10Occupation: full-time student From: US ; Joined: Aug '10; Posts: 51; Likes: 43Quote from mjb324pt was explaining to the DCF worker why she was positive for cocaine. " I was swollowing my boyfriends manly fluids and he was doing cocaine."
Oct 29, '10Joined: Sep '10; Posts: 63; Likes: 47I've been throwing up and the baby (fetus) is too.
Oct 30, '10Joined: Mar '03; Posts: 408; Likes: 59"I have never used crack, someone must have put it in my (marajuana, cigarette, coca-cola...)"