Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday afternoon

I had a nice elderly couple in. She had mild-moderate dementia, and I was looking over her previous test results.


Dr. Grumpy: "It looks like your internist did a pretty decent work-up. Unfortunately, I have to agree with him that she has Alzheimer's disease."

Mr. Amyloid: "Yeah, that's what her daughter and I both figured. What about..."

Lady Amyloid: "We just got married!"

Dr. Grumpy: "Really?"

Mr. Amyloid: "Yep. We've been together for 10 years, but got married last week."

Dr. Grumpy: "Congratulations!"

Mr. Amyloid: "We weren't ever planning on it, but after Dr. Intern told us the news I decided we should while she still knew how much I love her."


After 15 years in this job, it takes a lot to get to me. That did.

20 comments:

jimbo26 said...

Congrats to both of them . :-)

ER's Mom said...

What's this water in my eye for...

Jeanette said...

Sweet! (sniff)

Anonymous said...

Goose Bumps!

J said...

Lovely. I would love some of that.

Sue said...

Don't fool yourself, Doc. It was probably his only way to keep her money from the daughter. She's demented, so how's she going to know?

lyndat said...

OHHHHH, that one went straight in the Heart,Dr.G....

Sapphire said...

That one really got to me. I'm all weepy here...

Anonymous said...

I think a little bee just stung my eye or something.

bobbie said...

Durned allergies are making my eyes water!!

Anonymous said...

sadly, my first thought was similar to sues- her ss check must be bigger than his and when she passes away he could draw the bigger check. How have I become so jaded..Sad

Unknown said...

One of the nicest posts I've seen.

PediNP said...

This is the stuff that brings me back to work. Every day.

Thank you.

WordyGirl said...

Oh geez . . .*sniffles*

The Patient Doc said...

I love sweet elderly couples!

MedEdDoctorMom said...

Why I do geriatrics. Period.

RehabRN said...

It is nice, but I am jaded after years of working with patients.

I hope she really married (who gets the sickness and health part) a nice person instead of someone who's looking to bump up his Social Security (or whatever he gets).

You can hope...

Anonymous said...

Wow you folks are cynical.

If they've been together for ten years without getting married, I'd bet that marriage is *not* financially advantageous. It frequently isn't for older people who meet late in life.

I wish them happiness, and love, and that whatever time they have left together is enriched by their marriage.

Rebecca Hoover said...

And really, even if it does bump up his social security (which is doubtful since women traditionally still make less than men)what does it matter? If I had a loved one that I could provide for better by marrying them, well that's love too. Very sweet story.

rapnzl rn said...

Poor besotted fella. Those of us already in this lovingly padded ditch see the love here, and our eyes are watering, too.

 
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