It's that feeling when things that wouldn't normally be funny
are so stinkin' hilarious.
And you feel like you are totally the comedian.
That was me today.
The ER is often PUNCH DRUNK fodder.
It can get crazy and out of control in seconds.
The encounter that left me PUNCH DRUNK???
(Oh, and he was high on a buncha stuff too.)
And he called me a name.
And all I could do was laugh.
And I started his IV....and it brought a smile to my face.
My only experience of drugs and alcohol is second hand.
From my patients.
Seeing it is enough to make me NEVER want to experience it.
We were trying to figure out what to do with this guy.
He'd been there
He'd tipped over his urinal.
Pulled out his IV.
(I don't need to describe the mess.)
Did I mention he'd been there awhile?
The doc went into the room and found him....
drinkin' a beer!
He'd stashed it in his backpack!
By this time I have tears running down my face.
Cuz I'm punch drunk!
I made my co-worker pose for me.
Maybe ya had to be there.