Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dr. Orthochick: Locked in

Me: hangs up phone

Dr. Dream: What the hell was that about?

Me: I put in an order for a patient to have a foley put in in the recovery room. but they just paged me and told me that they can't do it because her knees are, and I quote, "locked together." According to the nurse, the patient said that her knees are always locked together and she needs to sleep with a pillow between them. So then the nurse yelled at me for not putting a foley in when the patient was in the OR because apparently I should have known that her knees are locked together when she's awake. So I asked how the patient walked and then nurse was mad at me for being obnoxious. I thought it was a legit question. I know she walks, so how the hell does she do that if her knees are permanently locked together?

Dr. Dream: My first question wouldn't have been about how she walked

Me: Heh, yeah. Good point. Poor lady.

Dr. Dream: Poor husband.

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