Tuesday, March 10, 2009

You have to be kidding me???

I'm going to make this short and sweet (much unlike my day)
I got to work at 6 45 am to leave a 810 pm
My feet hurt, my head hurts.
No lunch. No pee breaks. Just lots of PATIENTS.
And I have to go back tomorrow.
Please pray for me.

I think I might kill the next stupid person I come across.
I have no tolerance for this,
My first patient of the day was a 45 y.o drunk lady.
Who had a piece of steak stuck in her throat since 6 am.
Mind you, she is telling me that she is choking.
(your not choking if you are talking and talking a lot to top it off)
But I'm the professional and explain the situation and what we are going to do about it.

Drunk lady isn't so professional and is darn right rude!
That is until the new good looking doctor walks in,
then she is sweet as pie.
Drunk lady says to me what are you "15", actually I'm almost 30, but thank you.
Then she says some things that I don't care to repeat but considering the source....
Then pulls her IV out...
Just for me to restart 10 minutes later.

I thought about giving her something to really choke on. Yes, I may look young but I'm not so much.
And remind her that the smokes and booze have made her look OLD.
Knowing if I do this all in the name of the Lord, it will be alright.

I'm really not mean and would never do anything to hurt someone but it doesn't mean I don't think about it. This job can be trying at times, seeing parents not taking care of their kids, people doing harm to one another but what really kills me is that so many men and women take no accountability for their choices.

"Being a nurse is not just a job, it's an adventure."
-- Anonymous


  1. Its a full moon! All the crazys are out.

  2. Sorry you have had a rough day...nurses are so under appreciated!

    Nursing is a very special calling!


  3. You are a special person to be a Nurse!

  4. I have had some patients that are just like that. I have had many ask me if I was 12 or old enough to stick them with a needle.