WARNING...WORK RANT AHEAD
I am a Nurse, not your dealer. If you need Dilaudid, Phenergan, Ativan AND Benadryl each 10 minutes BEFORE they're ordered to be given by the MD, spaced out so that you're getting something every hour..on the hour, YOU ARE AN ADDICT. Seek Help (elsewhere).
My WWII vet's chest pain is MORE IMPORTANT than your need for Dilaudid, Phenergan, Ativan and Benadryl. WAIT YOUR TURN.
My OTHER WWII vet's broken (and unfixable) hip is being aggravated by his Restless Leg Syndrome that's causing involuntary and jerky movements to that leg. He hasn't called me for a second Vicodin even though it's 30 min PAST the time he could have it, and it's the only medicine he's taken. I only found out he's hurting cause I went and checked on him. You could learn a lot from him.
When I tell you that you're not going to get the "rush" from the Dilaudid I just gave you because I pushed it very slowly after I'd dilluted it and you continue to ask me REPEATEDLY if it went in/if I'm going to redose it because you "didn't feel it". Don't then lament on how you DON'T get a rush from/aren't just aking for more Dilaudid. I'M NOT STUPID.
When I have 6 patients with 6 different reasons for being in the hospital, 4 of them involving surgeries/wounds, 1 chest pain and your "esophagitis". Don't expect me to stay in your room all night long pushing meds, then 'chatting'. I'm not your new found best friend. You're high on Dilaudid and should I by some strange occurance have free time....I'd rather see what knowlege I can glean from my 2 WWII vets down the hall from you. I mean after all...Mr Broken Hip was a fighter mechanic in the Navy for 20 years...AFTER serving 4 in the Air Force. He loaded bombs onto fighters without knowing they were training the drop and flee maneuver. If I have time to talk...I want to talk PLANES!!
It is 2 o'clock IN THE MORNING. Go..To..Sleep.
Thank you and good night.