Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Saturday, March 10, 2007

the life in the pediatric world

So, I have a patient. She needs one antibiotic before she can go home. I start her antibiotic. Her IV hurts. We take it out. I call the dr. My 12 year old patient gets the choice to have a new IV or get a shot. She chooses the shot. An hour later, the shot is ready and I ask her if she wants it in her arm or her "tushy". We decide the arm would be too sore. In comes her 6yo brother who asks 'Whats a tushy"? I want to know what a tushy is. LET ME SEE THE TUSHY"!!!" At this point, I am laughing so hard with the family the tears are rolling. Meanwhile, the little boy wants to know why tushy is funny!.. We escort him out of the room and proceed with the shot. She handles it well, but realizes its going to be a sore night.

We go over discharge orders and I tell her to call the doctor if she has questions, fever, etc. My patients adds," DO I call if my TUSHY falls off"? The mom says if that happens, not only will they call the doctor, she will get on TV? The 6 year old brother now adds, "How does a tushy fall off? Can your break it? WHAT IS A TUSHY"? I allowed the family to get ready and escorted them to the door.

The dad tells me the little brother figured it out. The little brother replies " I do know what it is but I'm not saying it. I might get it kicked"

Perhaps you had to be there. It was priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Cyndi said...

that is too funny, kids can be so funny.

Karen said...

LOL, my 5 year old told me a similar joke the other day. With a serious face, he said "MOM, my booty is broken. I said what? He replied: look, its got a crack right in the middle." Then he laughed hysterically. The things they can come up with:-)

Janene said...

I'm glad your dad is doing okay! He's in my prayers...along with your sick hubby. :)

Loved this story! I can't wait until I can actually have a conversation with my little ones. I look at them and wonder what the heck they are thinking sometimes.

Jane said...

LOL.....priceless! What a great story for your kids to read in the future!!!

debi said...

How funny! I'm sure you must treasure those moments working at a hospital, because surely you've got your fair share of tough moments, too. Thanks for sharing!

gil said...

Thats sooo funy Amy thanks for sharing it