Twelve Days of Fabulous. #8: Your patient can’t remember your name.

Shelley, Kacey, Kim, Nellie, Kristal, Kerry, Khloe, Mary, Salley, Kristen, Smelly, Nelly, Katie, Kallie, Kelsey, Kaitlyn, Karen…this goes on all shift.

After the hundredth time of repeating your name you finally settle for “Nurse” or “Hey, You”.

Then you hear it.

Your name being shouted from your patient’s room. The feeling of dread washes over you just like when your mom shouted your full name when you were little.

 You walk into your patient’s room only to discover that your patient is covered in shit from head to toe.

With an exasperated sigh you grumble, “Now you remember my name, fucking fabulous!”

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mandy
    Dec 08, 2011 @ 11:26:21

    Thanks for the follow. 🙂

    Your blog is hilarious and honest at the same time. I always love seeing things from the other perspective–I’ve been hospitalized eight times in the past eight months, and I have to say I have so much more respect for nurses than I used to. Kudos to you for dealing with “shit.”

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  2. Nurse Lyssie
    Dec 09, 2011 @ 09:09:27

    Code Brown. Yup.

    Reply

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