At the end of a long, long day on my dialysis unit, there were only two of us to finish up the work of cleaning up and setting up for the next day’s treatments. There was still an elderly gentleman to be returned to his room. I helped him into his chair, wrapped him in a blanket, and headed back to his room. As always, I was in a bit of a hurry to get home to my children. I wheeled him into what I thought was his room only to find the bed already occupied by a little old lady. “Oh excuse me Ma’am. Wrong room!” I apologized.
“Just bring him right on in, Honey. I’ve been here quite a while!” We all got a good laugh out of that.
Hint for anyone in hospital. Always ask that your wheelchair seat be covered and be wrapped in a blanket when you leave your room. Wheel chair seats can be soiled and those halls get cold.