Tuesday, March 13, 2012
don't cry, histrionic Harold, don't cry
So its my last day before a few days off. The black cloud that was hovering over me is slowly lifting. Then HE comes in. Histrionic Harold.
1) Medics wanted to give me report outside the room
2) From the time he arrived and was transfered to the cart, he made this WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! sound while sitting there with his eyes closed.
3) Daughter arrives and does not want to go into room with Dad.
4) He normally gets care at another hospital.
So we manage to get throught the first few minutes. I am entering stuff in the computer and He is rambling on about all of his medical history back to the Mayflower. And I let him ramble. Half listening. Not really caring what he is saying.
I didn't give him the call light. I'm no fool. At some point he requested to have the call light and I had to hand it over. Mistake.
Periodically throughout the visit I hear WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
At some point daughter leaves in disgust.
First he will go home. Then he will stay. Then he will go home. Finally a bed is ordered. I consider making a run for it out the door.
I actually maintain my patience remarkably well. One thing about the ER, eventually even the worst patients leave. Besides, I'm off for a few days starting the next day, so its all good
Posted by girlvet at 11:18 PM