Friday, June 6, 2008

Sad, creepy ER story

I met a creepy little girl today. She was the daughter of one of my patients. She couldn't have been more than 7 or 8 years old. Her mother came in for abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding during the second trimester, and was diagnosed with fetal demise.

Because the patient spoke no English, I was given the task of translating the bad news to her. It was awful enough to have to deliver the news to a highly emotional patient. But then, the little girl turned to her mother saying, "I told you the baby was dead. I knew the baby was dead." And kept repeating it over and over again. All the time both parents were in tears, as was the younger brother.

Very creepy. Flat voice, flat affect. I felt like telling her to SHUT THE HELL UP!

I hope she doesn't turn out to be a serial killer.

2 comments:

Intubate Em!!! said...

Eeewwww!!! Now I have the creeps. I would have gotten the hell out of there as fast as I could!!!

jeepgirl said...

OK, thats messed up. This kid is either going to be the next Lizzie Borden or she is going to start her own cult. Just don't drink the kool aid!