The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Do I get a drink now?

Last night at work I was sent to another floor that was understaffed for the night.  The most interesting part about the evening was the repeater resident.  Very much like a child, this woman repeats everything she hears on TV, everything she has already says &, for some strange reason, the phrases, "Do I get a drink now?" & "Ok bitch, it's over!"

So last night while I was doing her care this is an example of how the conversation went - but I wasn't doing any of the talking.

"And who are you?"

"What are you doing?"

"Do I get a drink now?"

"Traffic is heavy on the northbound side."

"And who are you?"

"Ok bitch, it's over now."

"Do I get a drink now?"

"What are you doing?"

"Is that pie or cake? I think it's pie."

"Oh, it's cake."

"Do I get a drink now?"

By the time I got home last night, I'm the one who needed the drink...


  1. You are the strong one! I am thankful for people like you who take care of our loved ones. (I know my Grandmother is NOT an easy one to keep an eye on!) Now go get your self a healthy beverage to mellow down and then it is guilt free. A little glass of wine never hurt anyone! :-)