Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday morning, 5:05 a.m.

"Hi, I see Dr. Grumpy for my MS, and am scheduled for my shot tomorrow. I got hit over the head with a small poodle yesterday, and was wondering if I should hold off on the injection for now?"

27 comments:

LTCLC said...

Maybe he/she meant paddle and the blow was harder than he/she thought...

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I called her back. It was a poodle. She wouldn't give me the details, either. I suspect alcohol was involved.

danielle said...

Poor poodle....hope it had no injuries! Am glad she was specific enough to let you know it was a SMALL one that hit her.

LittleVet said...

Count yourself lucky you don't have to deal with the poodle and the person attached to it.

Anonymous said...

small poodle- no problem. large poodle- er and a lawyer

Anonymous said...

lol, this is why the good Doc G. is bookmarked between The Onion and Fail Blog.

mongolian yak said...

she called you at 5am for this??? you probably were too pissed off to sleep after calling her back (remind me fizzy's cartoon that's dedicated to you) :p

KimberlyK said...

She probably read somewhere on WebMD or an iPhone App about a contra-indication between her medication and Poodle trauma! Good think you were there for her Dr. G!

Anonymous said...

at what size does a poodle become a felonious dangerous weapon?

The Good Cook said...

But How's The Poodle???

Jacqueline said...

Ok...WHAT?????

terri c said...

Well, it's raining cats and dogs here, but I haven't seen any poodles small or otherwise. Maybe I ought to be more careful.

A. TEXAN said...

And I thought I had heard everything!!!

Anonymous said...

so many thoughts come to mind on this one. and so I ask, the Great Dr. Grumpy, did this surprise you from this patient?

Anonymous said...

professor plum in the conservatory with a poodle

Stephanie Ann said...

Well, I've been seeing commercials on TLC for this new Extreme Poodles show that supposed to be starting soon. Perhaps....

Anonymous said...

do you ever wonder that one of your patients might find your blog just through random internet chance? coz your weirdness is pretty specific. if that girl reads that post, its not like she'll go, 'oh, that must be some other different person who got hit over the head by a small poodle, what a strange person.'

Outrider said...

You're sure she wasn't slurring "pool cue"? Yikes.

Anonymous said...

I think your weekend call stories are my favorite...

-nurse8

The Mother said...

Oh, NO! Not the fluffy poodle!

AlexDreamz said...

I just want to know what kind of person calls ANY doctor at 5am for a poodle assault?? Is there some class in being medically incompetent that all these people took in college that I missed? Oh, excuse me, I meant elementary school - maybe even preschool. I'm pretty sure even my 10 yo would not think this was sufficient reason to call a doctor. Poor Grumpy :(

Anonymous said...

There is a show on tonight on The Learning Channel called Extreme Poodles. Maybe she is on there tonight with her Poodle. It's on @ 8-9 CST. I was just flipping through the channels and this are some pretty BIG ASS Poodles. Just Maybe??????

Anonymous said...

Just what part of the poodle came into contact? Animal Welfare League call? Or, a loaded stuffed one?

Anonymous said...

Doc:

I hope you don't have to report this patient to Animal Control for poodle abuse.

Besides, is there a little frontal lobe lesion thing going on there? Doesn't sound exactly appropriate, unless of course, Ms. X. is part of a Monty Python skit. "The poodle's not dead, it's only sleeping."

Anonymous said...

@AlexDreamz: Maybe she was AMS due to poodle-induced blunt trauma.

Hopalong Ginsberg

Jo said...

We had a guy come in once who'd sustained pretty impressive facial trauma after a vulture collided with his windshield. The trouble wasn't the glass; it was the now-dying vulture (big claws!) that came through the broken windshield and hit him in the head.

ERP said...

Thankfully it was not with a standard Poodle.

 
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