Yes, a lot of embarrassing secrets get revealed when people go to the hospital, but that’s going to be the best option if those people want to make sure they get better. Like this person. Now, the story doesn’t say, but we get the distinct impression that the patient was a guy. Shot himself in the heart with a nail gun. That’s a guy thing to do, all right. Also, shot himself in the heart with a nail gun?!?
That’s the kind of thing that should produce a swift, sudden end to life, not a wound that was “not bleeding nor really noticeable.” Maybe this guy got lucky, or maybe human hearts are a little more durable than we at first thought. We’re going to go with the first option. All it took was a little bit of surgery to make this guy right as rain.
Even Doctors Can be Wrong
Everyone is very happy that this unconcerned doctor was wrong. Doctors have to see a lot of very tough stuff frequently, so it comes as no surprise that some of them can forget that their patients are people too – people with feelings and emotions, and maybe people who won’t want to hear that their unborn child hasn’t survived. Also, he was entirely wrong.
Maybe he was a newer doctor who was all sure of himself and puffed up with his fancy degree and everything, and he wanted to show off his knowledge in a way that made it seem like he knew what he was doing. But it turns out he didn’t, and the baby was fine. Once again, thank goodness. Maybe that doctor needs to sit in on a few more classes.
The Eye of the Beholder
It doesn’t matter how many of these stories we’ll ever read, we imagine there’s no way for us to read or understand everything that a doctor or medical professional can go through. Think about it: if you work in an office, you’re on spreadsheets or in meetings or working on proposals all day. If you work in construction, you’re digging holes or filling holes or paving roads. There are differences, yes, but you know what you’ll be doing.
When it comes to a doctor, though, every day is going to throw you some kind of curve ball. Like frantically trying to stitch a new cornea onto a patient that is throwing up. Remember, readers, if you’re having surgery and the doctors tell you not to eat anything before going in, see that you don’t.
Keep Those Kids Quiet
One room in particular where a bunch of patients (at different times, mind you) report hearing children playing. Noisy children, not just distant sounds. Could it be a squeaking fan, a rattling vent, or a banging pipe? Maybe. But for patients to regularly claim that they hear children playing, with only one other room next to the room that they’re in, when there shouldn’t be any noises coming out of there at all, it does...raise our interest.
We’re sure there’s some kind of rational explanation for this kind of repeated event, but why do so many hospitals go through these odd events (at least compared to other places)? Is it the constant use? The creepy feelings? The people who are hallucinating because of fevers or fungal infections? It could be a lot of things.
Tiny Hammers for Tiny Problems
This story tells us a couple of things that we weren’t aware of. The first thing is that you can dislocate your earbone. We guess it makes just as much sense as any other bone in the body getting dislocated, but it’s still strange to hear. Those bones seem a little separated from the rest of the body – you don’t hear about those little guys in the bones song. The ear bones connected to the...well, nothing. Shame, too. They seem left out.
The other thing we learned from this story is if the ear bones get disconnected, you use a tiny rod and a tiny hammer to slam them back into place. We’re going to guess that it was majorly loud, since this guy was getting his hearing bones hit directly with a hammer, but at least he could hear again.