"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Discuss Cooking Community Forums > Member Spotlight
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2011, 10:49 PM   #101
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mostly in my head
Posts: 2,665
OK PF, here is that block of questions, as requested.

Is the cold chill down your spine more likely to be a ghost or a drizzle of ice water poured down your back? If the former, who is the ghost? If the latter, who's pouring the ice water?
__________________

__________________
Just because something has a duck bill doesn't mean it's a platypus. It might just be a duck.
Roger Miller: You can't roller skate in a buffalo heard, but you can be happy if you've a mind to.
purple.alien.giraffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #102
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,291
It's not only a ghost but he's my ghost. His name is Jack and I first met him when he was alive. Many years ago, when I was just starting working in healthcare, I was working the Alzheimer's unit and Jack was in the end-stages of Alz. He had forgotten how to walk, talk and eat and he was busy dying. My co-worker and I took care of him nightly for three weeks. We were off the night he died. Both of us had a dream about a picnic and Jack was there, greeting us by name and introducing us to all his family. Remember, neither of us had ever seen him walk and talk.

We both experienced the dream and we both woke up crying at 4 AM, knowing he was gone. We both showed up for our next shift and discovered we'd had the same dream and our Charge nurse told us he died at 4 AM. This was very odd and a little spooky for us.

A couple of weeks later, I was standing at the front desk and a man walked in the front door and stood next to me. He excused himself and asked me if I was "Fiona." I turned to him and it was Jack Jr....I had met him in a dream and he had met me in the same dream he had the night his father died.

The ghosts I know are all friendly, I have a few more that I have encountered and they don't scare me at all. This is just one ghost story, I have a few others.
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 06:17 AM   #103
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,537
I'd love to hear more ghost stories, please, Princess?
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 07:06 PM   #104
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mostly in my head
Posts: 2,665
Cool! I have a few ghost stories of my own Fi.
__________________
Just because something has a duck bill doesn't mean it's a platypus. It might just be a duck.
Roger Miller: You can't roller skate in a buffalo heard, but you can be happy if you've a mind to.
purple.alien.giraffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 10:35 PM   #105
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zhizara View Post
I'd love to hear more ghost stories, please, Princess?
As you know I work with the elderly, some have dementia and some just have mild confusion. My mildly confused ladies have reported this ghost. Different times, different rooms, different years and different nurses assistants.

My lady's report seeing a small boy digging in their nightstands, they have all described the same boy. They actually use their call light to ask me why someone doesn't take him home, since it is past his bedtime. I have never seen him.

I think it is the same ghost that turns on the call light or room lights in two rooms if the rooms have been vacant for a while. I just tell him to go to sleep and everything is fine and no more problems with the call light or room lights during the night.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 01:42 AM   #106
Executive Chef
 
Bolas De Fraile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,193
Fi yesterday on the 24 hr BBC news channel they did a report on a study about stopping dementia patients usual medication and substituting pain killers, the result are very interesting.
The logic behind this study is the inability of a person with dementia to communicate with the carer that they have lets say toothache or a headache.
__________________
I was married by a judge, I should have asked for a jury.
Bolas De Fraile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 02:00 AM   #107
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,739
how did your interview in that go, bolas? were they nice to you, or did they follow you down the street, cameras and dentists n tow.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 02:18 AM   #108
Executive Chef
 
Bolas De Fraile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,193
Tom I like sunny side up the best
__________________
I was married by a judge, I should have asked for a jury.
Bolas De Fraile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2011, 10:31 AM   #109
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bolas De Fraile View Post
Fi yesterday on the 24 hr BBC news channel they did a report on a study about stopping dementia patients usual medication and substituting pain killers, the result are very interesting.
The logic behind this study is the inability of a person with dementia to communicate with the carer that they have lets say toothache or a headache.
Hi Bolas!
It has always been my position to treat behaviors with pain medicine first to see if that is the cause of the behavior in my dementia patients. Just because they have dementia, does not mean their arthritis and other generalized pain has gone away.

The first question for a new patient without Dementia is, "Are you having any pain?" It should be the first question for Dementia patients, too. And if they can't answer the question appropriately, give them some acetaminophen/paracetamol and see if that helps.

Pain is under-treated in many cases and definitely under-treated in Dementia Cases.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 12:22 AM   #110
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mostly in my head
Posts: 2,665
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Hi Bolas!
It has always been my position to treat behaviors with pain medicine first to see if that is the cause of the behavior in my dementia patients. Just because they have dementia, does not mean their arthritis and other generalized pain has gone away.

The first question for a new patient without Dementia is, "Are you having any pain?" It should be the first question for Dementia patients, too. And if they can't answer the question appropriately, give them some acetaminophen/paracetamol and see if that helps.

Pain is under-treated in many cases and definitely under-treated in Dementia Cases.
I agree. We had a Dementia patient on the LTC floor that was really mean. One of the aides noticed one day that every time she touched his knee he'd swing at her. She brought it up with the nurse who talked to his doctor about it. They changed his pain medication and started him on an anti-inflammatory and the bad behavior stopped. After that he was one of the easiest patients to care for.
__________________

__________________
Just because something has a duck bill doesn't mean it's a platypus. It might just be a duck.
Roger Miller: You can't roller skate in a buffalo heard, but you can be happy if you've a mind to.
purple.alien.giraffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.