Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday night, 11:23 p.m.

Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy, returning a page."

Mrs. Dword: "Yeah, I saw you a year or so ago for my pain issues, and they're pretty bad now. I'm in Farfaraway Hospital ER."

Dr. Grumpy: "Okay, I'll let the doctor there handle it. I don't have privileges there."

Mrs. Dword: "I want you to tell them to give me another ER doctor. This one isn't giving me any of the good pain medicines I keep asking for."

Dr. Grumpy: "Good night."

8 comments:

RehabRN said...

Nice! Guess he was trying to use the "phone a friend" (insert another doc) here.

I'm sure he'll make lots of friends in that ED.

Better them than you!

ER's Mom said...

I feel your pain.

;)

So do you want some of the d-word?

Carolyn said...

Di-lalalala? something like that? It's the only thing that works ... I am allergic to everything else and all.

Tom Jones said...

Why, Why, Why, Di-Lauded?

Scrub Ninja said...

Do all your patients have your pager number? I'm surprised you get any sleep at all.

Packer said...

When we get a prescription for pain meds, we never take them, we put them aside in case there is a real need. Good insurance for those times you just don't want to be in the ER at 11:30 PM trying to convince them you are not a junkie.

Loren Pechtel said...

Naloxone perhaps?

Class factotum said...

we put them aside in case there is a real need

Yeah, it takes me about two years to go through an RX of vicodin. I would use more of it if it actually got rid of headaches, but it doesn't. But it works great on occasional back pain. It doesn't get me high, though. I feel cheated.

 
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