3 months ago
I have a patient today. He has a device that's implanted into his heart to help pump blood from his failed ventricle into the decending aorta and the lungs and then the rest of his body. This device is regulated by a computerized controller with a driveline that exits his abdomen. It's quite amazing really. Anyway, because his heart has failed, he is on a transplant list but needed the vad [ventricular assistive device] to bridge him over until he recieves a new heart ♡, my little bionic man.
This morning I walked in the room to round on him and look over his settings and equipment when his roomate suddenly turned to him and said, Man, are you lucky to have such a beautiful oritental for a nurse. My quick-witted bionic man winked at me then replied with a straight face, Thank god, man, my heart already has an automated restarter plus a pump. She doesn't know my heart stops everytime she walks in the room.
s i g h ♡
ps. every so often i repost this because it is my favourite story to tell js