Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekend reruns

This afternoon I saw a great little old lady, sharp as a tack, who got dragged in by her overprotective daughter, and was NOT happy about it.

The daughter was one of those huffy types who tried to answer every question for her mom, even though the old lady was clearly fine, independent, and a helluva lot brighter then her offspring.

Mom tried to talk around her, but the daughter just wouldn't let her answer my questions, even when asked directly of the patient.

Finally, when her daughter interrupted her for the millionth time, Mom looked at me and said, "You'll have to forgive my daughter. Normally she wouldn't be accompanying me to doctor visits, but 52 years ago my diaphragm broke."

20 comments:

Julie said...

ROFL ...

bobbie said...

How on earth did you keep from collapsing with laughter?!?!
(I'm assuming you did)

A Doc 2 Be said...

Lawl - priceless!

Francine said...

*snort*

Anonymous said...

I hope I grow up to be that old lady, minus the diaphragm breakage.

GunDiva said...

Ditto!

Speculative Speculum said...

You made my day! Too funny...and so sad!

Your Doctor's Wife said...

I think I just wet myself.

Allison said...

Hahahahaha! I want to shake her hand.

Bernadine said...

Still reading your posts. Still laughing. Now, I'm sharing your posts with my family! HaHaaa... Thanks so much. I have a week off and this will be my new entertainment. Can't wait to return to work to have the other nurses view this stuff. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

kudos, father

gloria p said...

Daughter needs to be in the waiting room for the "preliminary exam" (i.e. you talking to Mom) and only come in for the dx/recommendations at the end. Could you put that in her chart?

Anonymous said...

I so hope I'm that sharp when I'm older! Love it!

Thanks for the laugh =)

Nancy said...

HA!!

Eileen said...

Sharp as a tack for certain...I bet the daughter wasn't happy, lol!

Corn said...

I don't suppose that shut her daughter up?

Anonymous said...

I used to take my late Dad to his doctor appointments because he had trouble hearing. I was easier for me to answer a lot of the basic questions and make sure I knew the post visit instructions so if Dad missed something I could fill him in. But I always let him answer the questions, just sometimes I had to repeat them for him. The daughter needs to learn to treat her parent as an adult. I would get so angry when some doctors (not all) would treat him like a child just because he was old. Good for you Dr Grumpy.

ames said...

I hope you high-fived her. Would have loved to have seen the daughters face! haha!

Anonymous said...

Love it! A very witty mom...LOL

Refraining from jumping in on an apt. is the hardest thing for me to do sometimes, when I take my elementary school -aged daughter to the Dr. She has a communication & processing disorder. I let both the dr. and she struggle a bit before I jump in and reword the sentence in a way that I KNOW that my daughter would understand... It takes a lot of tongue biting to refrain from saying anything initially. LOL

arzt4empfaenger said...

OMG, what a sassy lady! Excellent thing to say! XD

 
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