Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I bet

Dr. Grumpy: "Any major illnesses run in your family?"

Mr. Cath: "My father had heart disease, but didn't know it until after he was dead. When his doctor told him he'd died of a heart attack, Dad was shocked."

12 comments:

Chivas Owle said...

If my doctor told me I ha died of a heart attack, I would be shocked too.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he survived the first code, heard the answer to "what happened", only to die of (non-ACLS)second shock?

Li'l Azathoth said...

"In retrospect, the fact that the only person he ever talked to was his doctor, and that his doctor was a blond 10-year-old kid, should have tipped him off."

Crazy RxMan said...

I remember last year one of my patients brought in an Rx for Lorazepam. She said it was to help her deal with a recent death "in the family." She was blubbering quite a bit and I felt really sorry for her. I tried to do the best a pharmacist can do in terms of consoling her. Apparently it had been a couple of weeks since the passing and she just couldn't deal with reality of it.

I felt really bad. I did. Up until the moment I found out she was talking about was a HAMSTER.

ndenunz said...

Wouldn't he have had to be shocked first before his Dr. could tell him anything?

Packer said...

Nah, Nah, I said illnesses. Dead is a state of being not an illness.
Let's try this one again, okay.

Loren Pechtel said...

That doc must be a really good communicator if he can get through to the dead.

Stephanie said...

An RN friend of mine was once paged to a patient's room after a "code blue" announcement had gone over the intercom. Her patient was extremely distressed, wanted to know "IS THAT CODE BLUE FOR ME?"

Elli said...

Doctor, I never thought YOU'D make it up here!

cliffintokyo said...

Don't think much of the old guy's doc for his Monday morning quarter-backing, after the event, but sure am impressed by his awesome meta- communications skills! I think gramps was so shocked because of the doc's determination to get the message thru to the *other side*!

Anonymous said...

How could anyone tell that his dad was shocked?

Anonymous said...

Don't tell me, he was so shocked that he turned pale and cold...

 
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