Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hospital Fun

I got called to the hospital yesterday afternoon. Nice old lady (80 +) who got a steroid shot in her back for pain. There were some complications with the shot, and she was (temporarily) paralyzed in both legs.

So, I checked her MRI to make sure nothing horrible had happened, and then went to meet with she and her husband. By the time I got there she was already improving.

Dr. Grumpy: "So you're feeling better now?"

Mrs. Oldbutcute: "Yes, but I was completely paralyzed for a while."

Dr. Grumpy: "Well, that was the medication, and it's wearing off now. It caused you to be dead from the waist down."

Mr. Oldbutcute: "Hell, doc, she's been dead from the waist down for 40 years."

He ducked as a copy of Newsweek came flying at him.

10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Too funny :) Happy Thanksgiving to the Grumpy family!

MJH, CPhT said...

Classic. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Fiz said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Dr Grumpy and Tribe and to all other addicts here!

Flavius said...

That's just awesome! Happy Turkey Day!

-Flavius

ER's Mom said...

Doncha love it when there are moments like that with patients?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

ER's Mom- Yes, those are the moments that keep the job fun.

Mary refers to couples like that as "Costanzas".

student dr. blaze said...

That's awesome. She sounds like a toughbutcute old bird. :-)

Happy Turkey Day, Dr. Grumpy! Thanks for keeping us all laughing despite the chaos. ;-)

S3XinthePantry said...

I've been meaning to tell you that i LOVE the names you give your pts & their families!

Anonymous said...

Haha, he's lucky it was only a copy of newsweek. If i said that to my partner, i'd probably have to run for it.

Rebecca S. said...

I think that guy's lucky his wife was temporarily paralysed!

 
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