Friday, January 12, 2007
One of our patients was staying in the hospital for a few days for an infection in his leg. He is 77 years old.
He is a TV guy, so he brought his DVD player and own TV from home and was wathcing TV 24/7, fine.
One day I went inside and he he asked me to come back in 5 minutes because he really had to pee. HE did that once or twice after that, fine that happens often with other patients.
One night I went inside and he was sleeping on his bed, I looked at the TV and Oh, there was porn. I looked at the DVDs he got and they were all porn, the voulme was turned off.
I woke him up, and told him that this is totally inappropriate. I should have called security and they would have confescated the DVDs, but the little old man was apologitic and seemed very embaressed and I kinda felt sorry for him. He promoised to never do it again.
I switched hospitals in January and a new residenct took over my service. I met her today.
She said, "Do you know that one of my patients who's almost 80 still watches porn, he turns the volume down and watches porn all night!"
I asked, "Is that Mr. R*$#@ ??"
My program director (who is himself 80 years old) was listening to us and said , "he might be old, but he's not dead"