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Friday, February 13, 2009

Chicken Surprise

I think its time for a smile:))

Chicken Surprise

A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the 'Chicken Surprise', the waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot.

Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightlyand she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams down.

'Good grief, did you see that?' she asks her husband. He hasn't, so she asks himto look in the pot.

He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down.

Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.

'Please sir,' says the waiter, 'what you order?'

The husband replies, 'Chicken Surprise.'

You're going to love this.................. You're going to hate yourself for loving this!.............

'Ah! So sorry,' says the waiter, 'I bring you Peeking Duck!'


A bit tired today after a lot of running around yesterday.

Went to visit A Pam early afternoon (2pm) just as a Dr arrived to examine her. She had a fall late last week (yes she's in a temporary place where theres supposed to be carers watching over them!) and the RN's were a bit worried about some aspects of her movements - outcome he sends her off to the Emergency Dept of our local Public Hospital in Ringwood for a more detailed examination.

Knowing how long transport can take I went home saying I'd go to the hospital when she arrived, just walked in the door when the nursing home rings to say shes left, Ambulance transport got to her fairly quickly trouble is when she arrived at E & A she's classed non emergency so has to wait for about an hour for a cubicle before anybody is free to assess her.

After a while things start to happen, very cursory examination by one of the Drs ( if this happened the other day why is she only just coming here?) BP taken, ECG is done, then about an hour later an xray and then what seems hours later a CT scan on her head.

"I need to pee" "No you have to stay on the bed, heres a bedpan" "Not using that"

So its time for cajoling and persuading this very annoyed 85yr old who has dementia to do something she really doesn't want to do - success - if we looked the other way (and closed our eyes lol)

Its hard waiting and waiting with staff hurrying by but nothing happening and nobody coming to see how you are. Not sure how she would have got on this time if I hadn't been there.

About 10pm I got sh....ty and asked if Pam could finally have a cup of tea now that all the tests had been done - she hadn't eaten since lunch at 12noon - and they were all smiles and said 'Yes NAD, nothing abnormal discovered, 'corse she can, and by the way she can go home we've rung for transport'

She finally left at 11.15pm, such a late hour to send her back to the nurisng home and I got to bed at midnight.

1 comment:

  1. Good grief, well I'm glad all was well but oh dear, what a long day for you both. Thanks for the ducky joke. I needed that :)


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