Saturday, December 5, 2009

Public Service Announcement

Attention ladies:

It is NOT, generally speaking, normal for you to be woken at night by your guy shaking the bed violently, turning blue, and peeing on the sheets. If he does this, and hasn't done it before, he needs medical attention.

You also should not allow this to go on for several nights in a row, and then call his mother to see if she can help you wash all the bedsheets, and (when she asks you why), let her be the one to make the CORRECT decision that he should go to ER.

It is also not cool that you sent him in by himself, so you could stay home and catch up on washing sheets. Your description of the events is usually helpful to those of us in the "med-biz".

Thank you.

19 comments:

Amanda said...

Advice taken.

*scribbles note to self*

Mr. Condescending said...

Great, now when I'm busy wacking off in public some jerk might not believe my "alien hand syndrome" excuse and will insist I go to the doctors.

student dr. blaze said...

OMG. talk about wife FAIL.

Chrysalis Angel said...

You've got to be kidding.

Quasi Serendipita said...

Sadly, I can totally believe this!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Chrysalis- I wish.

Moiii said...

Do I have to make reference to the culling again! Damn it!!!!!

The Smsori Man said...

Shaking the bed violently, turning blue, and peeing? That gives me a great idea for a novelty soap dispenser!

Joann said...

WOW!! Did she think he was dreaming??? LOL!! SAD!!!

River said...

Shaking and peeing on the sheets is quite common in my house, (separate beds thank goodness), but if he was turning blue I'd be calling the ambulance immediately. That ain't normal.

Dymphna said...

Um, yeah. I pissed off my entire family by telling my niece to document what her dad did after she found him, sitting on the edge of the bed with a look of terror on his face. "He looked like he was trying to say something to me, but he couldn't speak. His right hand was curled. His left hand was resting on his leg. His right foot was on its side." Honey, tell the doc's nurse. She'll tell the doc. This is important.

BIL has GBM - found when they went in to remove a LTL tumor. Took a while to find everything, considering they had absolutely no information to go on, and the resident hadn't ordered a scan...

Niece had been forbidden to talk to the nurse, as Auntie hasn't been to med school - she just has TLE...

Barb said...

Yes, peeing on sheets is unfortunately common in my house. Luckily it's usually not in my bed (unless 7 year old sneaks in there in the middle of the night) and isn't associated with blue color or shaking. So what's the diagnosis? Just curious.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Barb- epilepsy.

elsi said...

And the converse - when your wife is driving you home after an earlier MVA (you have been cleared by medics) and you go gray and unresponsive, start shaking and piss yourself, when your wife pulls over and calls 911 - please please please don't refuse to let us take you in, even though you have come round again and are now A&Ox4 and competent.

Frank, CPhT said...

So, if us guys see our wives doing something similar, is it still ok, to pull out the video camera, so we can record it and laugh about it at family gatherings for years to come?

Francine said...

*smacks forehead*

ERP said...

Maybe she though he was just vigourously masturbating and that was not pee.....

Ardosa said...

Almost as good as my 24y old who came to ER after seizing in bed and then in cardiac arrest....
wife is a nursing student, but no CPR done, he was down for 40 minutes (patient later diagnosed with Brugada's)

Mr. Condescending said...

Just read ardosa's comment, when I first went into sales I was at this giant house and was finishing selling this spanish guy windows and a tv crew shows up. Turns out he helped discover the brugada syndrome with his father, ramon brugada.

 
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