Some combination of having a drug habit and having a big open wound on his arm set this guy off, and we guess we can’t blame him. Maybe the drugs kept him from being put unconscious for long enough, and in his half-asleep state, his brain figured the best thing to do would be to try and keep his arm from falling apart.
Amazing what our brains can do when we don’t even really have control. It’s like how if infant babies are placed in water, they automatically try to keep their heads above water. We bet someone who has worked in surgery will tell us all the details of this story, about why exactly everybody freaked out, other than just trying to keep things sanitary.
It’s just the way this one was written originally (we cut the stories down to save space), but this one legit seems like a medical mystery story that you would find in an old book in the library that nobody else has ever read. It’s not though – we doubt a story like that one would have the answer be a smartwatch that is giving the girl shocks. More likely it would be the spirit of her dead grandmother that is keeping her awake all night or something like that.
We’re amazed that the girl wasn’t able to figure this out, since it couldn’t have been all that hard to figure out the shocks were coming from the watch. Then again, electricity can do some weird stuff based on voltage, amps, watts, etc.
A Doctor Who Didn’t Believe
Yes, sadly there are doctors or other medical professionals out there who might not be great at their jobs. Maybe they’ve just been doing it too long to care anymore, or they got into the business for the wrong reasons in the first place. We also suspect that there are a good number of people who go to the doctor even though they don’t have any problems, so we aren’t going to put all the blame on the doctor here.
Well, obviously, yes, he did mess up and didn’t believe this girl when she said that she was losing her hearing, but he might have heard it before. Ha. By the way, we looked up CSF leak, and found out it’s when some of your cerebrospinal fluid escapes its confines. Not fun.
Red Is a Warning
Maybe the red-haired nurse saw someone running around frantically. Maybe she had a walkie-talkie or a pager on her. Or maybe she’s a ghost of a nurse who used to work on the floor, and there’s no way she’s going to let any mothers OR babies join her before it’s their time. Or, you know...one of the more likely options.
We didn’t expect so many of these stories to deal with what could be ghosts hanging around hospitals. They’re spooky places sometimes – all that death and disease and people trying to stop those things from succeeding. Maybe this respiratory therapist had been working long enough that she realized something had gone wrong, and her brain made up a nurse to help her realize she needed to go back. That’s a really Hollywood version of the story but maybe it could be true.
Surgery Through a Mirror
Why didn’t the patient come in and say lots of pain on the right side? If you come in with pain on your right side, every doctor and even a bunch of people who aren’t doctors will guess that you’re suffering from appendix trouble, but the right side? That would seem a lot more serious. But instead of telling the panicking doctor what the issue was, the nurses who were there to help just decided to laugh at him. He did just cut into a guy, nurses.
That’s not usually the kind of thing that you should laugh about. Thankfully, those cuts are pretty small and heal easily, but “the nurses were laughing at me” isn’t a good explanation for why you have two incisions instead of one.