Inept Nursing Leads To Screaming!

Inept Nursing Leads To Screaming!

Blood test. Nurse can’t find vein. Jabbing over and over again. Ouch! What’s the remedy?


Real quick I would like to get my announcements out of the way.

So that you can move on to what?  By the way, hello everybody and welcome to the Hpathy Quiz!  I’m Elaine, and this is my daughter, Shana.

Shana always kicks The Quiz off with her timely announcements about all the latest “news”.

This seems like a good time for me to mention some really exciting news.

I hope it’s not about James Taylor again!

Apparently there is a documentary about the Bee Gees in production…

I was so close.

…authorized by Barry and the families of Maurice and Robin.  I think that deserves a “Yay”.

Alright, “yay”, since I guess you can’t have TOO many documentaries out about The Bee Gees, apparently!

I can’t wait to find out more about it.

Shana, haven’t you already made this announcement?  And where is our picture with Andre Gardner of WMGK, whom we met today at his live broadcast in South Philly?

Mom, I’m getting to that, geeez!  Here it is now.

Once again, Shana was able to answer the “Shanapedia Quiz Question of the Month”, which was:  What song was The Contours’ only hit?  And she correctly answered:

“Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)”.  What did you win?

Another WMGK t-shirt.  And speaking of Motown (which should probably bring Peter Dunseith, formerly of Wales, out of hiding– LOL) is that I read Berry Gordy is involved in a Motown documentary called “Hitsville”.  In April, in the US, it will air on Showtime, one of the many movie channels we have in our cable package.

Shana, don’t look now, but no one cares about our cable package!

Also there’s apparently a Broadway show out called “Ain’t Too Proud” about The Temptations.




It’s based on Otis Williams’ book.  (I didn’t know he had a book.)

Good grief!

Still,  who would’ve ever thought the Temptations would wind up in a musical?  It sounds like something that might be interesting to see.  I hope it does well and appears somewhere other than Broadway.

Yeah, like the aforementioned Showtime!

One more thing, studio musician Hal Blaine died.

He was the session drummer for Phil Spector and he can be heard on Beach Boys songs, songs by The Crystals, The Ronettes…in fact, he played on at least 40 number-1 hits!  His signature moment is on the intro to “Be My Baby”, and, in fact, it’s hard to imagine how this song makes a hit without the drum track–which is amazing as you will hear, but especially since the drum intro was botched!  Yes, it’s true!  Hal’s stick got caught, and what you hear is his attempt to compensate using just one hand, and now it’s hard to imagine it any other way!  Also, once making that mistake, he had to play the same riff over and over again so it would sound natural; so, re-arranging as he went along; wow!  This is the unforgettable “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes!

Hal Blaine was 90 years old.  RIP, Hal.

So if you’ve already read this month’s “Tidbits” (or will be reading it soon) you probably noticed it features a TV show called “Drake and Josh”.  I recently read in PEOPLE that the stars of the show, Drake Bell and Josh Peck, apparently have something new in the works.  I don’t know if it’s a new show about their fictional counterparts as adults, or a completely different show starring them.  Honestly, I hope it’s the former.

They’re taking a big risk!  Remember what happened with Raven’s new show where she plays an adult with children?  The children aren’t funny, and the show is all about them instead of her!  Big mistake!

I know what you mean!  “Drake and Josh” was a really good show and I’d love to see it come back.  Anyone who’s never heard of it…

…and that would be everyone…

…should see this month’s “Tidbits” and check it out.  Do we have a quiz?

Who knows!  I’m not sure what any of us is doing here!

Remember “Rosetta Stone”?

Yes, her daughter closed the trunk lid on her head!

Well, why don’t you do her son’s case?  Remember, he had to get a blood test and they couldn’t find his vein and he was screaming.

Yes, it sounds very relaxing….  Where is it?

I don’t know!  My job here is to make timely announcements, remember?

Oh!  So that’s what you’re doing here!

Mom, have something to eat, I’m sure it will turn up!

OK, here it is, it came as a text message!


“Rosetta” has a 15 year old son who’s on some anti-psychotic drug that’s so dangerous it requires that regular blood tests be taken because it probably destroys the liver!  Anyway, the problem was, the nurse couldn’t find his vein and she kept poking him and jabbing him over and over again and he was screaming!  Rosetta was freaking out and crying: “I was actually saying for them to stop when she finally got it in there.  I was done.  They were hurting him and he was screaming and I was about to go all Mama Bear on them!  My husband looked at me and said he was getting ready to tell me to leave!  Elaine, what can I give him, his arm is very painful and he’s very upset.”  I said to give him _____________ (not sure if they gave him 30C or 200C).  Rosetta texted me back: “Gave it.  He is calmer, quiet.  Says it feels better.  Seems pretty normal.  His arm looks pretty good.  No marks or anything ….  I don’t know if the school will even believe he was absent because of a blood test!”


OK, everybody, do you know what the remedy was?  Write to me at [email protected] and tell me what you think.  The answer will be in next month’s ezine.  See you then!


Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.

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Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

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Shana Lewis

Shana spices up the Hpathy Quiz with her timely announcements and reviews on the latest in pop culture. Her vast knowledge of music before her time has inspired the nickname: "Shanapedia"!


  • Ok, I’m going to say it’s Ledum. If the nurse had hit a nerve, I would have said Hypericum. But it sounds like a puncture problem, so Ledum is my guess. The bigger issue is, of course, why this poor kid is on some psycho-active drug in the first place. Doesn’t Rosetta know about homeopathy or orthomolecular care? They’re both wonderful ways to treat the cause, not just suppress the symptoms. And, Shana, as always, thanks for the wonderful musical memories.

    • Hi Linda, I can’t believe I didn’t see this sooner! The kid is somewhat autistic, and you know how they are, Linda, if their routine changes at all they freak out and can become violent, that’s the reason for the heavy-duty drug–whatever it is!

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