Monday, October 6, 2008

Who wants to party?

Two recent LOL (Little ole lady) stories...

Medics bring in 74yo after being found down at home by granddaughter with a blood sugar 38.
Granddaughter guilt ridden that she went out with friends and was not there for Granny...
ER nurse explained to distraught granddaughter that it was not her fault... It was Grandma mixing Glyburide and her 1 1/2 pint to a 1/5 of whiskey a day habit.

Mother and daughter bring in 68yo old grandmother for altered behavior, thinking Granny as having a stroke... Head CT neg and all lab tests neg except one. When asked if the patient minded that her family was in the room during discussion of test results and diagnosis the patient was adamant that family stay... OK Granny everything looks great no stroke, head bleed or brain tumor but you might want to reconsider your use of cocaine! I thought the family was going to fall out of their chairs..

2 comments:

Anne said...

LOL I might have had trouble keeping a straight face to deliver the cocaine news : o

artillerywifecq said...

68!!! OMG. There is a small island community near my nursing school that has a huge drug problem in its elderly population. Mostly marijuana, but also some coke. Its amazing, its the people you never suspect!