The Wheelchair

Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet who insisted he didn’t need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator. On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

“I don’t know,” he said. “She’s still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown.”

Image Credit: Bandageer

  48 comments for “The Wheelchair

  1. September 22, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Ha ha ha..Sandee, what a terrific joke!

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      I thought so too. πŸ™‚

  2. September 22, 2015 at 2:21 am

    d(

    bahahahaha!

    Have a perfect fday, hon! big hugs xoxo

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      I'm having a perfect day and I hope you are too Barb. πŸ™‚

  3. Ann
    September 22, 2015 at 3:09 am

    LOL, too funny. I think that student nurse might want to pick a different profession though

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Well, she probably won't make that mistake again. πŸ™‚

  4. September 22, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Too funny. Hope the wife got a ride too. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a most wonderful day.

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      I'm sure she went back for the wife. πŸ™‚

  5. September 22, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Heeheehee! Have a great Tuesday!

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      You too my friend. πŸ™‚

  6. September 22, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Hehehehe hubby and I rolled on the flor laughing =))

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      I'm glad you both got a laugh out of this silliness. πŸ™‚

  7. September 22, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Now that is truly a belly laughing joke. Love it.

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      And so simple too. Those are the very best kind. πŸ™‚

  8. September 22, 2015 at 5:38 am

    The girl should have gone up to pick her up also. They wouldn't need two wheelchairs.
    Have a brilliant Tuesday Sandee. Say hi to Zane & Little Bit. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      I'll tell Zane and Little Bit you said hi. I'm having a brilliant day. πŸ™‚

  9. September 22, 2015 at 5:53 am

    LMAO I bet the student nurse felt a right pillock

    Have a pushtastic day Sandee g-)

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      I'm guessing she did. Embarrassed is pillock? πŸ™‚

  10. September 22, 2015 at 6:06 am

    LOL!!! Talk about a case of mistaken identity! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      You'd think you'd check with asking their name and that would have taken care of this error. πŸ™‚

  11. September 22, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Hahahahahaaaaaaa…case of mistaken identity!
    Have a great day!

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Yes indeed. πŸ™‚

  12. September 22, 2015 at 6:31 am

    LOL, that's a good one.

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Well, at least he got a free ride. πŸ™‚

  13. September 22, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Funny, and I'm guessing it is true.

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      I'm pretty sure this has happened more than once Joe. πŸ™‚

  14. September 22, 2015 at 8:41 am

    MOL! Didn't see that one coming! Hahaha!

    Happy Tortie Tuesday Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      Little Bit thanks you for the smooches. πŸ™‚

  15. September 22, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Oh my……what a mix-up! Have a great day! Lots of loving pats to LB!

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm

      I'm giving LB lots of loving pats. πŸ™‚

  16. September 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Lol. He did explain he didn't need any help leaving the hospital. She's the one who insisted on the wheelchair.

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Well, I'm sure lots of patients say the same thing. πŸ™‚

  17. September 22, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Rules must be followed.

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Yes, for the safety of the patients. πŸ™‚

  18. September 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Hahaha!! Oh my goodness, this is really funny!!

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks Jen. I can see it happening. πŸ™‚

  19. September 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Well, he TRIED to tell her!

    • September 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      He sure did Stephanie. She just wouldn't listen. πŸ™‚

  20. September 22, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    And she was still clueless too, lol, but I bet the nurse was surprised. πŸ˜‰

    • September 23, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Makes you want to say, 'bless her heart'. πŸ™‚

  21. September 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    LOL – She is in for a surprise when she gets out of that bathroom.

    • September 23, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Perhaps, but she's married to the guy. It may not be as surprising as we think. πŸ™‚

  22. September 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Ha Ha!!! Hilarious. A joke or a real life experience???

    • September 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      I'm guessing both Tony. πŸ™‚

  23. September 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    What was she doing in his hospital gown?!

    • September 24, 2015 at 6:52 am

      I don't know Binky, but it got him into trouble. πŸ™‚

  24. September 24, 2015 at 6:51 am

    re-blogged this – to my father-in-law!

    • September 24, 2015 at 6:54 am

      Go for it Alec. πŸ™‚

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