a couple of weeks ago, I had this conversation:
patient: I think there are people staring at me through the window.
me: We're on the umpteenth floor, no one is out there or able to look into the window.
patient: Isn't there a ledge?
me: No, and it's 100 degrees below zero, so even if it were possible, no one would want to because it's so cold.
patient: (doesn't believe me), I'm just going to try and be happy.
me: I think that's a great idea
patient: (starts singing the Don't Worry, Be Happy song and mumbling something about the peas being burned in the oven -- which is crazy talk, because really who bakes peas?).
me: (calls the primary nurse and begs her to bring his psych drugs PRONTO).
I tell Jason this story, he says:
You so should have told him that no one was watching him through the window, because you watch him through the T.V.
Jason makes me laugh ALL THE FREAKIN' TIME!
disclaimer: I would never ever never ever in a million years ever say this to a patient....and Jason isn't a nurse so we don't have to worry about him.
never in a million years? Um...uh yeah right. I give you 2 years max before you just find it too tempting NOT to play into their delusions if just for a brief moment or two.
Ah yes, the only thing that would have topped that off is if enemas were ordered. :)
You know I know someone that I might just use that on! ;-)
martha...oh it's tempting
RC...glad to have been of service :D
So tempting! I'll be amazed if you don't cave occasionally after enough time in the field... LOL.
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