Sunday, April 13, 2008

From the "Strange Tales" Files

Patient complains of abdominal pain x 5 days and comes to the ER.

Since said patient was wearing pink zip up hoodie with some kind of girlie logo, pony tail with pink scrunchy, and named Kelly, I naturally asked the date of the LMP and was told "I don't have periods, I'm male".

Pregnant pause.
Oh. Sorry.

Thirty-odd years of nursing intuition should have told me that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a...rooster. Damn, I'm a bad mind reader after all!


Braden said...

If a man comes in with close cropped hair, a beard and a t-shirt and you ask him about his LMP, you should feel guilty. If he comes in as you described, then he can look in the mirror to point blame.

It is his right to dress as he pleases, but, as the great Reverend Wright once said, "the chickens are coming home to roost" (or something like that).

20 out of 10 Blog

EDNurseasauras said...

Nah, I don't feel guilty! And he looked pretty!

girlvet said...

been there, done that...

Spook, RN said...

Wait for AD to come in and tell you that Kelley is a perfectly natural name for males ...

*snicker* :-)