Friday, February 8, 2008

Or can she?

I've finished my 4th day on the old job and what a week it was.Working short staffed, being trained by myself because there was no one to train me, to having extra help and things going smoothly.
For the most part it was a great week,except for one little errrr ummm wellllll OK except for one major problem.
On one of the days when I was to still have been trained I had to work on my own and give whirl pool baths.Not the hardest job,infact most of them were very easy ones to do except my last person.
She is a very large lady (about 250 lbs).With the help of some others I got her on the bath mat and gave her her bath.Just as I was finishing she told me she needed the pot.Since she has a catheder it could only mean one thing (oh I forgot to say she had had a siver bullet a.k.a. suppos earlier in the morning with results).Hey you want to hear nursing home stories you get all the details.Back on track now sorry.
I had gotten her back to her room and an other aid and I were trying to get her hooked up to a machine that helps lift her since she does not stand well anymore.As we were getting her hooked up she began to move the wrong direction on the bath mat.The gal helping me said she is falling. we tried to get her back on the mat but with her BM she had the mat was slippery. Suddenly kaboooom, she fell off the mat and onto the floor.I would guess about1 1 1/2 -2 feet to the floor.Not a good thing on your second day.The nurse and D.O.N. came and checked her out and the ambulance was called. She was taken to the hospital to be checked out. They kept her over night for observation but she was not injured, just a few bruises.(Thank you God)!
The next day when she returned we were getting her into her recliner she looked at a bruise on her hand, looked at me and said..... Look what you did!!!!She smiled and laughed.Yes she will be OK. MY nerves were shot for the day.But the nurse and D.O.N. both assured me not to worrie because it was an accident and was not my fault.
One of my coworkes has been having a grand old time teasing me about it since then.I am thinking she and I will get along just fine.She loves to joke around too.

Wishing you all a great weekend1 My first of working again.:(.


Michelle said...

Oh, my goodness...what a day you had! I am glad that she is alright and can imagine that you were very worried as you waited to hear that. It sounds like you don't have too many boring days where you work. I have worked for Wal-mart for 11 years...never a dull moment around that place either!

~Amy~ said...

OH too funny...Happy weekend Mr. B!


Steffie B. said...

Oh dear....I was sitting here with hands over my mouth.....this reminds me of your stories well over a year ago when we first starting blogging! I'm so excited and happy that you are happy. 250 lbs????? OMW.....I can't even imagine.

OH MY #6 said...

have a good weekend. What a funny read!


Beckyb said...

Ok - you got me - I'll start exercising!!!

But glad she is ok too!!!

Janet said...

Dear me! YOu are one BRAVE man, Mr. B. That sounds dangerous!

The Shocks said...

It is fun to hear your nursing home stories again. I hope you are having better days there than at the center.

redmaryjanes said...

You're going to have to start lifting some weights Mr. Brian so you can lift those big ladies with ease and make them feel light as feathers. Ladies love that you know. : )
We all know you are the Casinova of the retirement village.

crazylady said...

I'll take a bullet for you anyday.
I feel the strange urge to go eat fibre.
I love a good post about BMs.
And we get paid for this!