Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Kind of Nurse I Might Have Been

Last night my mom was involved in a car accident. Don't worry--She wound up being okay, but she did have to go in an ambulance to the hospital to get checked out. When my brother and I got to the scene of the accident (after the ominous call that my mom had been in a wreck, but couldn't talk to us), we were met with the sight of a three car pile up and a crazy amount of flashing lights from emergency vehicles. My poor little heart was pumping away! The first thing I heard about the accident was that my mom's car was hit so hard that my grandma's wig flew off her head. Go ahead and laugh--She's the one who told me the story! She was just upset that she didn't notice it was gone and had been walking around talking to people. That woman is a hoot!

Anyways, I, being the hospital guru that I am at this point, decided to ride with my mom in the ambulance. We went through all of the paper work and x-rays and fun tests for vitals, etc. It was a very serious atmosphere. The nurse (a guy named Will) came in right after the doctor had left the room and said, "Before you go home, there is one more thing the doctor wants to have done just as a precaution." Mom said, "Okay, what do I need to do?" (Still very serious atmosphere in the room) Will nonchalantly replied, "We need to give you a quick enema." Just as my mom's pulse jumped to 110 (I swear her eyes just about bugged out of her head!), Will said, "I'm just kidding!" Mom got punk'd! It was totally priceless!

Mom's a little sore today, but otherwise, she is great. If she wasn't, I promise I wouldn't have laughed so hard at the enema joke. (*snicker, snicker*)


Mandy said...

I am glad that your mom is Ok! Whew! :) Love the little joke. Don't think I would have laughed if I was the patient, though. :)

Andrea said...

I'm glad your mom is okay. THis story made my laugh.. I had to telll it to Kurt -- who, well is too into the Red Wings to hear a word I'm saying. Anyway.. I kept thinking - why an enema? Then when I reade the rest I about peed my pants and that's easy being a preggo now. LOL!!!

Ha hah a.. my wig flew off. Love it.

Kate said...

Will is lucky HE didn't end up with a enema of sorts. LOL!!! That's funny though and the wig bit made me laugh. Poor Grandma.

The first thing I thought was "Oh her HEART!" I'm glad your Mom is okay and you are alright and were able to be there with your Mom.

The girls were all next door yesterday and I was going to call you but I LOST YOUR NUMBER! *waa* Email me when you have a chance. *hugs hugs*