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Rick Fielding BS: Hospital Roommates**Got a Story??? (49) RE: BS: Hospital Roommates**Got a Story??? 03 Jul 03


Not a story about room-mates but......

Everything's run by computer these days, and last year when I had a kidney removed this happened. I had about five IVs in me and one (or all) seemed to be controlled by a box the size of a cassette player hanging there on the IV terminal. At about three in the morning the thing started beeping and eventually a nurse came in to check it out. She seemed totally confused...and I started to panic. She started it up again, but it started beeping about ten minutes later. No response from the nurse so I pushed the button. She grumpily came back, fiddled around with it, and then called in another nurse. The two of them were peering at a tiny manual with the aid of a small flashlite for about ten minutes....they really DIDN'T have a clue!

They at least got it to stop beeping, but I was pretty paranoid by that point and lay there with one eye open for the next five hours until someone came in who DID know how to work it.

Rick


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