Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm not following this

Dr. Grumpy: "Are you allergic to any medications?"

Mr. Gait: "I'm allergic to Flagyl."

Lady Gait: "I thought I was the one who's allergic to Flagyl?"

Mr. Gait: "No, it's me. I get a rash."

Lady. Gait: "Are you sure? I thought it makes my lips swell?"

Mr. Gait: "No, that's Penicillin. That's what you're allergic to."

Lady Gait: "No, you're allergic to Sulfa, and one of the kids is allergic to Penicillin."

Mr. Gait: "Then who's allergic to Flagyl?"

Lady Gait: "Doctor, what's Flagyl?"

21 comments:

Moose said...

THIRD BASE!

littlepretendnurse said...

Reminds me of when I am admitting someone to the floor. I ask if they have a hx of heart disease. A common response is "My husband had a quadruple bypass last year". Or asking if there is a family hx of same my pt once told me that her daughter-in-law had migraines. I have a theory as to why.

mongolian yak said...

mr gait: doctor, what's allergy? :p

Anonymous said...

I've heard a long family history of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, lung cancer, diabeties, etc. ending with "...and infertility. Both my parents couldn't have babies, and had to adopt."
Right.

Cthulhu Sashimi said...

That's why it's always important to rehearse your cover story beforehand.

Anonymous said...

Get them medic alert bracelets. With their names
on.

Anonymous said...

Writing from Singapore. Isn't there some kind of national registry for physicians to report confirmed ADRs (not those "I had diarrhoea when I took augmentin" nonsense) to? Then the patient gets a card stating the offending agents? Seeing as there are so many morons amongst us, this is probably the safest system.

Sue

Lord of the Eeple said...

Actually, it seems sort of reasonable. Tell them what Flagyl is (used to treat) and they'll remember who had that problem, and thus who took it and had a reaction to it.

terri c said...

I am thinking that maybe "gait" is not the only reason for this couple to see a neurologist...

ERP said...

I hope you did not diagnose her with BV.

Anonymous said...

People this challenged should really have bar-codes tattooed on their foreheads.

Anonymous said...

It sounds as if Dr. G had dropped into a private conversation with a couple who'd not had but two hours of sleep between them.

Watercolor said...

ha! I'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen. Like my lips swell then my throat swells. Fun times. Had a doc argue with me that wasn't a bad thing and to take them anyway. My neuro told me to never go see him again. lol. It goes both ways...

The Mother said...

I think I wouldn't give either of them flagyl.

Kyla said...

Haha! Clear as mud.

Anonymous said...

So who's on first?

The Nerdy Nurse said...

My favorite:
Do you have any medical history we should no about?
No... not really, but I am a diabetic.
And often as the day goes on they seem to recall more and more of their non-existent medical history.

just found your blog. love it!

Rothase said...

Anon- I am rolling on the ground under my desk laughing about the adopting thing. My sister and I were adopted at different times (as infants) and we look nothing alike. When I had my 1st baby, my Dad was stuck in the other hospital down the street with a quintuple bi-pass, so my sister took pictures of the baby and took a laptop to him so he could see them. He looked at my girl, with all that blond hair, and said "blond hair? Look at all that blond hair. Rothase and her husband have brown hair." He looks up at my sister and says, "well, you have blond hair, that must be where she got it."

Stephanie Ann said...

Okay, so who's on first?

DrB said...

I love this--easily sounds like a patient(s) I would have... I laughed out loud!

oleapothecary said...

Three Stooges announcement: And now, our own Queen Anne of Anesthesia!

 
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