Saturday, March 10, 2012

Not Florence Nightingale

Last week Richard was given some instructions about how to care for his eye after the procedure. In addition to three different eye drops, he was required to wear a patch over his eye while he was sleeping for a few nights to protect it and help keep it from getting infected.

My job was to tape the eye patch on his face and put in the eye drops.

I am quite good at putting in eye drops.

But at putting on the eye patch? Not so much.

After my last attempt at securing the eye patch, he looked up at me with his good eye and said, “You aren’t Florence Nightingale, are you.

I was laughing so hard by the time I got the camera that I could hardly hold it still.

Taking a cue from the man I see for routine health care, “I-am-not-a-doctor-just-call-me-Bob,” I am not Florence Nightingale, just call me Nurse Betty.


Far Side of Fifty said...

:) Poor Richard..tell him I am sorry I laughed out loud:)

Paula said...

I can agree with the Nightingale remark. When John had Bell's Palsy I had to tape his eye closed at night because it woudn't stay closed.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I got a good laugh from this!

Maggie May said...

Oh dear..... ir seems to be over taped!
Hope the procedure gets easier with practice!
Maggie X

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