November 1, 2008

I was in an elderly patient’s room this morning giving her medications. She was complaining to me about how she drank her coffee too hot and it burned her tongue. Then she asked me, “Will you brush my teeth? Maybe that will help it feel better.”

“Of course,” I replied, since she has difficulty caring for herself. So I went into the bathroom, got her toothbrush and toothpaste, then came back to the bedside.

She had popped her dentures out and handed them to me. Was not expecting that one. Aaaand, that is another activity I can add to the list of Things About Nursing That Make Me Gag.

P.S. I still love my job.

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    From Katy:

    Bahahahaha. That is hilarious. I remember my aunt doing something similar once. As little kids, we were all at my grandmother’s house and my aunt decided it would be an ideal time to deftly remove her teeth with her tongue. We were startled to see her teeth flailing about in her mouth.

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    From kyle struble:

    that was grosser than i thought. i was eating oatmeal and granola as i read that and it made me gag as well.

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