Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Taste of the "Care" in Healthcare

Tech: Y'all are qwi-yet!
Bob: You'd be quiet too if you'd had a stomache for 3 weeks.
Tech: Well, leesen here. My ex-huzband had Crohn's disease so nuthin' bothers me. But at least it wudn't ulcerative colitis or sumthen lak that.
Me: That's what he's got.
Tech: Who??
Me(pointing at Bob): Him.
Tech: Oh. Sorry...I din't know that.

A few minutes later...

Tech: Not to sker y'all or nuthin but we had a guy here in the hospital for 2 months an he went home ginst medical advice and he diiiied the next day. He was 28.
Me: (long pause) That's not real great stuff to be going around telling people, ha...ha. P.S. Get out.


Lauren said...

Holy cow. Wow. Oh my goodness. So I'm guessing Bob won't be leaving AMA, then, huh?

Lauren said...

Seriously, though, some people are just not smart and matter where they work. Sorry you had the village idiot. :o/

Stacey said...

Wow, so sorry you have to deal with such stupid people at such a horrible time. You would think tact would be a requirement for a job like that.

Anonymous said...

Hey Greta,

Haven't made my usual rounds in the last couple of days due to our little bout with the sorry to hear Bob's diagnosis! I have had friends with Krohn's, IBS and my mom has Celiac, but UC sounds like it must be even worse. Praying for him and your family right now!

RDJones said...

oh my goodness...what hospital is he in again? just curious so i will never go there

Jennifer said...

THAT is unbelievable! I think I would have had to find out who that person's supervisor was and let them know about it.

You handled yourself remarkably well. I'm not sure I would have been able to be that polite about it. Good job!

We're still praying!

The Microblogologist said...

Wow, sounds like someone got dropped on their head as a small child, multiple times! Hope Bob feels better soon!

lil ole' me..... said...

I'm obviously very behind on my blogging.
I hope that everything is going better for Bob by now.

I don't know anything about UC, but will be praying for his health/recovery!!!