On one of my recent visits to my Ma .. she said she'd been bashed on the head & had a pain across the back of her head .. as the doctor was visiting, I thought I'd ask him to visit & check her out. However Mum was also having one of those days (very rare fortunately!) .. my brother described it thus: Ma was in a tizzy, worried that she had been hit on the head, and that worse was likely to happen, and not just to her but to Hilary & me - we were told to be careful!
When it happens - Mum looks out with clear, big eyes .. and is very frustrated that I don't take it seriously ... & start laughing .. she looks at me & says "you must take it seriously, it's very bad" - & as she lies in bed unable to move ... it's very difficult to keep a straight face - poor Ma!!
The Doctor came & checked her head & neck & asked if he could turn her head .. Mum said "'NO' .. I can't see you ... & I don't believe you're a doctor, I need to see your Certificate!! - so come round this side of the bed" (as Mum has left sided neglect - she sees & hears better when we're on her right - that symptom has improved over time). The doctor dutifully! did as he was told!! Then she wanted to see his Certificate! & then said "I don't believe you're a doctor - you're not dressed as one" .. he had on a leather jacket - he did have a tie on .. but not a dark suit jacket!! Jaitema, the Indian nurse, & I were roaring with laughter on the other side of the bed, Ian was trying to keep a straight face - my mother is just amazing!