I get a call on my hospital phone, "this is Amy."
"Yes, my ______ just bit a hole in____ IV tubing."
"What?.... Ok, i'll be in there in a minute."
I walk down the hall expecting the bed to be wet and expect to change the IV tubing and bed sheets.
All my expectations were fulfilled except the IV fluid was blood. There was blood everywhere. I walked in and turned right back around to get the neccassary items to fix this strange happening. Really, who bits a hole in their IV tubing. You can fill in the blanks due to HIPPA. Only a cute little ______, hyped up on steroids and albuterol running on 3 hrs of sleep in the past 48 hrs. Man this patient was a cutie and _____ mom was the most patient woman. I want to have her patience one day! In the mom's defense, she was ordering dinner and this patient was waaaay ornery, sneaky, and fast. Moral to the story, next time you have an IV, keep it out of your mouth no matter how tempting the though of rubber tubing between your teeth might seem. I enjoy ending my day w/ these kinds of stories.
3 days ago