"Foreign objects in body cavities" - page 5

This is how they present in triage. You note that they appear anxious, possibly in a bit of pain, sometimes they are very matter of fact. We've all seen em. Retained foreign object in various... Read More

  1. by   Darlene K.
    Some kids are very funny when they come in with various items stuck up their nose or in their ear. I think it's because they are so a matter of fact with their explanation.

    One little boy (kindergartener) came in with what began as a "dry bean" in his ear. I ask him how it got there, he said his friend Tommy put it there. I ask him, why did you let Tommy do that? He replied, because he said please. His mother tried to wash it out several hours earlier, so by the time he got to us, that bean was huge!
  2. by   SWFlorida
    I've noticed that the kids coming in with things up their nose usually come in right after dinner . They are usually so matter of fact about it, its really kind of cute.

    The adults usually show up after 11 pm. I guess they think no one will notice or something.

    Perhaps its because kids get bored while moms cooking dinner and adults ETOH level usually peeks around 11pm.

    Its amazing how many really dumb ideas are sparked by Jimmy Beam or Johnny Walker.
  3. by   Nemhain
    Quote from LarryG
    Sorry you didn't get my "positional" joke.

    But lighten up a bit. Much of this funny!
    Yes, Larry, I did get your joke and I thought it was funny and I like your sense of humor!!! Too bad for me that my dry and sarcastic sense of humor sometimes doesn't translate well on a message board...that's what really sucks about message boards. Oh, well....



    ...and I was just told today by my friend that works on a psych. unit that last week a pt. had stuck a toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste up her rectum. The pt. was sedated and somebody in the ER "got to go fishing"! Just when you all thought it was safe to let psych pts. take care of their own dental hygiene. You've got to admit, they're quite creative! Oh, and this is the best part: she was tired of the Psych. Unit and did it so she "could see another part of the hospital".

    I don't think that would ever be one of my modes of action in order to do a little sight-seeing!!! Oouch.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The corners on the toothpaste tube. OW!!
  5. by   ang75
    I have seen many fb's in many places, but the one that got to me the most was the roach in a guy's ear. I don't know why it bothered my so much. Wasn't my ear. But just the thought of it wiggling around in there still makes me cringe.
  6. by   SWFlorida
    But at least her farts are minty fresh.....
  7. by   NeuroICURN
    Quote from ang75
    I have seen many fb's in many places, but the one that got to me the most was the roach in a guy's ear. I don't know why it bothered my so much. Wasn't my ear. But just the thought of it wiggling around in there still makes me cringe.
    OMG!!! Those are the worst stories!!! I've never seen a roach in my life and I think I'd sh*# myself on the spot if I did! Now, if one ever was on my body anywhere....we'll let's just say you'd probably have to code me because I would almost definately have a massive MI! LOL
  8. by   gotaluvtheER
    Quote from NeuroICURN
    OMG!!! Those are the worst stories!!! I've never seen a roach in my life and I think I'd sh*# myself on the spot if I did!
    Holy Cow! You've never seen a roach! I want to move to your town!
  9. by   NeuroICURN
    Quote from gotaluvtheER
    Holy Cow! You've never seen a roach! I want to move to your town!
    Just lucky I guess!! I'm telling you....I used to carry a gun for a living, but when it comes to ANYTHING that has more than 4 legs....I run, screaming like a schoolgirl, in the other direction! :roll
  10. by   teeituptom
    Quote from ang75
    I have seen many fb's in many places, but the one that got to me the most was the roach in a guy's ear. I don't know why it bothered my so much. Wasn't my ear. But just the thought of it wiggling around in there still makes me cringe.

    Shuckins this is Texas
    you should see the size of those Texas roaches
    you can almost put a saddle on them
    yet they still fit in an Ear
    we see that all the time

    my best roach story
    a young lady came into ER with ear pain
    I looked in Ear and sure enuff there was a nice roach in there
    well the roach didnt like the light
    he ran out of her ear and down into her blouse
    the girl screamed louder than Doris Day
    ran down the hallway yellin and screamin and ripping her blouse off
    never saw her again

    Problem solved I guess
  11. by   ang75
    Ok, so this one is not about a fb, but close enough.

    Very, very dirty lol came in by ems, escorted by hus, for "just not right".
    It was very obvious by both appearance and aroma that neither of them could care for selves or each other any longer. EMS tells us that roaches were all over the house and were now all over their truck. NICE!
    Well, lol was altered, febrile and not at all mobile and very large. Went to put a foley in and there were roaches in her labial folds!!!!!!!!
    Frickin nasty! If I ever get to the point that I have any kind of rodent/pest farm anywhere even near my body that will be my breaking point. Dip me in some clorox and put me in a home.
  12. by   SWFlorida
    Ang75 you won todays prize! Holy smoke!

    No wonder there is a nursing shortage.....
  13. by   SWFlorida
    Oh too funny. The google ads that appear at the bottom of the page, they sort of relate to whats being discussed. it displayed an ad for "Giant Hissing Cockroaches" Easy, fun, and cheap. Order some of these pets today www.hissingRoach.com Maybe that Ang75's pts website?

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