Published Aug 23, 2003
You are reading page 2 of Things that go bump in the night. Scary moments.
ohhhh....I like that one. Freaky.
I would hate to be the patient in bed 2 Ruby! Stuff like that fascinates me, but if I were to experience it I would probably have a coronary.
When I worked as a cna I was performing postmortem care with another aide. When we rolled this gentleman over onto his side he immediately expelled some air that sounded like a moan and she flipped out. She was so afraid that she got tangled up in the privacy curtain trying to get out of there. :chuckle I never laughed so hard.
strange and freaky....always fascianting though
Mine was a patient who was pronounced dead but her lips kept moving and moving, trying to form words, for what seemed like a really long time, although it had only been a few minutes. I was a new nurse and I was convinced, that she was trying to express Something. The moving of the lips was no biggie, but her facial exprssions and what seemed to be her trying to say something was quite scary to those of us there at the time.
I was helping shroud an expired pt, when we rolled him his arm flung itself out of the wrap and somehow "grabbed" my ID, I did not realize it was gone until we transferred him to the morgue. There I am in the morgue rolling this dead man around looking for my name tag, (they charge you $20.00 to replace your name badge), ended up being stuck to his buttocks. Needless to say I ended up paying the money for a new ID even though I found mine.
wow, really freaky.....never experienced any of this though....would probably have a coranary though!!!
dawngloves, BSN, RN
Gasping I can handle. It's the farting that makes me want to run!
I took over on an elderly lady with CA, just admitted to the floor, very wasted and incredably thin. There were almost no orders written as the doc had just sent her over from home and was going to come in. Needless to say she coded before the doc got there to write the DNR.
The internist that responded first just said, "oh my god, do we have to?", the ER doc said one of each drug and we call it. When I took the body down the hall to a private room for the family (who weren't there yet), all the cardiac drugs pooled finally and her sheet started bouncing up and down. No resps, but you could see the whole chest moving. Took about 5 minutes to stop.
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