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.
Keep Your Hands Off Yourself
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.
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.
Fungus from the Same Family
A bunch of people are in the hospital for a specific type of fungal outbreak, and even though they’re all in different rooms, they end up having the same kinds of hallucinations before the fungus is able to work its way out of their bodies. The number of things that hospital workers have to go through that could become part of some kind of horror movie must number in the dozens in the first year alone.
Imagining religious music and children hiding in the corners of their rooms are both pretty specific, and the kind of thing that someone could easily make a bad horror movie out of. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s already something that fits.
Worming to the Truth
People who go to hospitals can be kind of stupid. If you’ve ever watched “House M.D.” you will know that everybody lies, but this seems less like lying and more like just not being very good at thinking critically. This nurse asked questions about what the boy was producing over and over, and we’re told that the nurse even specifically asked about worms, but the dad didn’t think to mention it until right before they were about to leave.
Were they just trying to get some drugs out of the situation? Maybe. Maybe they were dumb. It just took a little bit of deworming medicine for the kid to be right as rain. In the meantime, they took up hours of precious time and probably wasted a whole bunch of money in the meantime.