Funny things happen almost daily at the Nursing Home and a frequent refrain heard around there is "We need to write a book"! This past week was no exception and I thought I should share a few things that occurred in just one day.
The day begins with a morning med pass. When I brought one of the ladies pills in to her, she said "How do you like my hair?" It was still quite dark, so I turned on the light and saw that this lady had cut her bangs! She said when she was home the day before her hair was bothering her, so she decided to cut it herself. She said the scissors was dull and she ended up cutting them all off. She asked if she could cut my hair and said she would do it for free. :)
Shortly after breakfast I heard something down the hall. When I listened, it was a few people yelling "Help". They sounded frantic and a few of us ran to the room, expecting that someone had fallen. When we got in the room, we find two ladies sitting in their wheelchairs laughing like crazy. Why were they yelling? They said they didn't want to lean forward to use the call bell and they wondered what would happen if they yelled.
The visitors are also a part of our day. We get to know the family members very well and while many are wonderful, some are quite interesting. One of the ladies has a son that fits in that category. Shortly after she arrived we had to ask him to quit laying on the floor in the tv area as someone could run into him with their wheelchair. Anyway, on this day he arrived wearing pants that were slit open in the back. It was obvious that this slit had been there for awhile as it was all frayed. He has a habit of pulling his pants up and when he did that, the slit revealed more that we needed to see!
We have one resident who has Downs Syndrome. I love to goof around with her and she likes to tease me in return. Whenever the aides walk her past the nurses station, she makes faces at me and expects me to come after her. Then her usual custom is to give me a kiss on the cheek. On this day she leaned toward me as usual - then licked my cheek!
It's never boring!