Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Oh Crap Moment of the month

A few weeks ago a dear patient passed away. This patient and his family were very sweet. He was 94 and we had recently diagnosed him with metastatic Liver Cancer. It was secondary from a melanoma he had over 45 years ago. When I learned of his passing I knew there was no doubt that I wouldn't go to the visitation. I left work that morning at 10:15 with the funeral home just 1 block over. I arrive at the funeral home and immediately recognize about 15 people that are patients. The service was going to start at a church down the street at 11:00am. I went over to the guest book and planned on just signing it and going back to work. I knew that I wouldn't see the family but knew it would be appreciated by them. When I walked up to the guest book as I signed I looked over to the left to grab a pamphlet and then I realized I had signed someone else's book. I thought Oh Crap! I don't even know this person here. Trying to not call to much attention to my reaction ( I was wearing Lime Green Scrubs- seriously not the choice if you want to not call attention to yourself). I walk on down the hall and then see the person's book I was looking for. I signed it, then I slipped in the bathroom wondering if anyone would notice that Raymore Medical Group's name was on both guest books. So, Mrs. Parker's family I'm sorry but she wasn't really a patient. Thank goodness I didn't view the wrong body!

This is NO April Fool's Day Joke!


Hi, I'm Amy! said...

Haha. I do things like that ALL the time :)

Chandra said...

Hey it could have been could have only of found out while viewing the body...then what? There's no getting out of that one!

janaebranning said...

that is so embarassing!

Fresh Mommy said...

Hahahaha... that is hilarious.... I'm glad I'm not the only one who does things like this!