Saturday, February 23, 2008

Yes I am Still alive.

Hello fellow bloggers.I did not know it has been so long since I last posted.I guess the main reason I've not blogged was there is not much to write about.
Just a few cute things this past week but nothing real funny.
Today one of the residents was opening a package she got from her daughter and looking at the card that came with it.
Now two things to consider are dementia and poor eye sight.This lady showed me the card that had a picture of two cocker spaniel puppies on it and said look at the picture of my granddaughter.I smiled and said why yes and she is cute!!!!!!
Did not have the heart to say it was some puppies.As She dug deeper into the box there was a real picture of a new great granddaughter.
Secondly one of the more mentally physcotic (SP)? residents who always is worried or upset about something was telling m she was sick today.I asked her what was wrong and she said she was peeing to much.I told her I would check things out. I looked in the throat, ears and pretended to check other things and told her she would be OK.I then told her she just needed to pray that she would be OK and I said a quick prayer with her.Thinking I had outwitted her I went on with my work.Later when they tried to get her up from her nap, she said she was still sick.Dang!!!! I thought I had done so good.
One of the not so fun parts of the job is keeping track of pooping Ummm excuse me
bowel movements. So at the end of the shift we ask the independent residents if they moved their bowels today.When I asked one lady she just said "well that is a hell of a question to ask, followed by a YES!!!"
How true could you imagine shopping at Wal-Mart and when you check out the clerk asks you if you moved your bowels today????
One thing about Sr. care or health care of any kind talking poop is like talking about the weather.Just no big deal.
So did you........ Oh never mind I am not working now!!!1
Happy weekend all.


nikki said...

So good to hear from you, Mr Brian! And I happened to find those stories quite funny!
And the answer to your unasked question is...hee hee...just kiddin. I won't go there, although there has always been A LOT of poop talk in our family.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

OH MY #6 said...

Happy Weekend to you too!


Whitty's Four said...

Oh Brian,

You made me laugh this morning!!


Janet said...

NOW I get why my mother in law keeps talking about poop! She's a senior's nurse!

redmaryjanes said...

Glad to see you posting! I missed you.

K1 said...

I can't remember.

Steffie B. said...

Well no matter how simple you think your post always gives me a laugh! And I needed that today!

crazylady said...

The consistency/frequency/amount of poo produced tells a lot about a person. It is one of the first questions I give my patients like a Walmart greeter.. "hi Joe, so did you have a dump today?"...
Plus, I get to ask everyone how much they weigh, and I get their numbers at the end of the night. What's amazing is the detail they give me, and even more scary, that I'm very interested and not disgusted in the least. Just human nature. Now have you ever pooed in front of someone else? That's love baby! I'd leave my door open for you anytime.
Feel a movement coming on, gotta go, honey buns.

3D said...

That is a hoot! Poop discussions.

Keep smilin!

kerri said...

I worked in a nursing home on nursing staff for 14 yrs, it was like talking about the weather, ha ha.
Your site brings back some very happy times for me. ;)

The Shocks said...

Thank you for a laugh today. I have needed them lately.