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Drop 13: A shorty day doesn’t come without consequence or, ‘Smack-wallop-sigh’


Today nurse Lisa was slapped and head butted in triage by one of her darling little patients….. This kiddo, we’ll call him ‘Papi’ was drug by his mother into one of the triage rooms, moaning and flailing and flopping around in general dis-ease.  Now, nine year old ‘Papi’ was non verbal but very tenacious.  Over his howling, nurse Lisa assured him that she wasn’t going to hurt him and that she only needed to  ‘see how big he was on her scale; to see what was making him sick by listening to his heart beat and his lungs breath; and to feel how warm he was with her thermometer’…..

With a high pitched ‘Wooooooo’, ‘Papi’ slapped nurse Lisa across the side of the face on his way to get weighed on the scale…… and then, while nurse Lisa knelt at ‘Papi’s’ feet, gently holding a thermometer under his arm, ‘Papi’ lunged forward and walloped Lisa’s forehead with his own……

Nurse Lisa wobbled backwards a little and got out of the way just in time for the thermometer to beep and to narrowly miss the bottom of ‘Papi’s foot shuttling towards her face….

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6 thoughts on “Drop 13: A shorty day doesn’t come without consequence or, ‘Smack-wallop-sigh’

  1. Scot says:

    Ouch! Are you sure Papi wasn’t possessed by ye ol’ Satan? I’ve said it be before and I’ll say it again, hazard pay. I hope you were able to get your bearings back quickly and that you’ve completely recovered from your Papi attack.

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  2. sonicleese says:

    …….. the ‘papi attack’ left me laughing….. which is all i needed for recovery…….. and my gut tells me that papi has the soul of an angel…. just trapped in flesh that betrays him……. and shoot, my whole job is a hazard so i’m used to it!!

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  3. Chrisanne says:

    oh Papi! that is quite a day. did he have a fever…could that be the reason for his violent behavior? i hate to think about how much hospitals have to pay for work comp. maybe you need to wear armor and a mask.

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  4. sonicleese says:

    i think ‘Papi’s’ behavior could have been exacerbated by him not feeling well and being scared……… that said, i’m pretty positive that his interaction with me was closer to his baseline than not……….

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    • sonicleese says:

      coming from the ‘developmentally appropriate’ expert, that is a huge compliment…….. thank you Kandra : )

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