Friday, June 26, 2009

Percocet Twins

Not identical, not fraternal, not even related... but they could have been twins. One had chronic back pain and said he had chest pain in order to be seen. The second had bleeding ulcers and stomach pain that the Vatican (catholic hospital) gave him percocet for. Both were side by side in my zone last night. Bleeding ulcer said that we wouldn't be able to get an IV in him unless he was in a room (versus out in the hallway). His blood "locks up" if he is in the hall. Back pain dude was looking around the curtain in the room, demanding that the doctor see him because his pain was so much worse. Both wanted percocet Rx.... the magic pill that fixes htn, iddm, chest pain and STD's. All is right with the world when everyone gets a little percocet.

Neither got it. They both got a "security escort" out the door. One kicking and screaming, the other threatening to sue.


Blogger battynurse said...

Dumb asses. Good for the doc for not giving it. I think too often the docs give it just to get the person to go away.

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