Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Give Me A Break John
Everytime the phone rang today I would hear John explaining why he is under the weather today. Gosh when I had that test he didn't think it was such a biggie. He was preparing for the dreaded colon test in the morning. We have a father/son team down here who do that test at our hospital and they have it down to a science. That is if you go exactly by their directions you know how to mix the dosage and exactly what time to take each one. What you can have and what time to be at the hospital and they even called today to check to see how he was coming along. Now you take a patient like Mr. John, he always has to feel in control of every situation so what does he do? He stops eating before he has to and he starts taking the medicine before he is supposed to. Then on the second dosage he expects me to figure out what time he is supposed to take it. Then he gets hungry at supper time where if he had something to eat as late as he could it would have all worked out. I know it would I've been there and done that. I felt bad enough to eat in front of him so I sneaked out and had something. The next time he has this test I'm going to be very busy and one of his heir's can have the pleasure of hearing a report of every bathroom visit.