Funniest injury you have ever seen..... - page 2

I took care of a guy once who had an injury to the third toe and complete amputation of the fourth toe. When asked how this injury occurred......"I was using my twelve gauge shot gun to kill moles in... Read More

  1. by   Still Riding
    I'm going to be brave and add my not so smart injury to the list. In first year University (my first year of my BSN) me and a couple friends got a little too intoxicated on a friday night. we after the party broke up a friend and I decided to head back to my rez room and paly some music an djust dance and chill, se we wake up my roomy and play soem music. I was sitting on my roomies rolling chair with my foot tucked inbetween my mattress and the frame. we i fell off( I was just slightly drunk) well it hurt a little, but not much.

    well I continued to party and even when out to a friends house (I walked). well i woke up the next morning in my bed because my ankel and foot where throbbing, so I get out of bed and realise that I can't step on my foot, and it is about 3 times the size it shouldhave been. so I now have a hang over and a screwed up foot.

    I was so imbaresed in the hospital, I know that you probly see stupid drunken moments but it felt stupid (and I couldn't make it sound like a sobber story because then poeple would ask why I waited so long to come in, so I just told it like it was). I got the privaledge of haveing pins screws and plates placed in my foot. The doctors and nurses where quite surprised that I was able to dance and walk on my foot that night for many hours (I'm sure walking on it didn't help the situation at all)
  2. by   kevro1013
    I once took care of a guy who accidently shot himself in the right upper leg with a .25 pistol. He was in Babies 'R' Us buying his newborn grandson a carseat. When he reached into his pocket to get exact change at the register, he pulled the trigger! It was only a fleshwound not requiring removal but I would have loved to see the clerk's reaction!
  3. by   teeituptom
    Had 2 teenage boys brought to the er s/p gsw

    both with loads of rock salt from a shot gun blast to their rear ends

    apparently they were peaking in a teenage girls window

    and her father took exception to it

    he didnt get charged for assault

    just for discharging a weapon in city limits
  4. by   nursebedlam
    Man came in with a finger cut off. Was working on his mower, hummm whilst the mower was going.
  5. by   kids
    Quote from Jolie
    I'll add my own injury so you can chuckle at my expense. I went to the local ER just last month with a dislocated knee caused by a collision with my dog. He is a cattle herder, and apparently mistook me for a cow.
    Well if we are going to mention our own "embarrassing" injuries...

    My (now almost 24yo) daughter was about 7 and wanting to learn to cook, she sent a lot of time *helping* me in the kitchen.
    I was dismembering a whole fryer with a boning knife with her watching and was giving her the big knife safety talk, including keeping your eyes on your knife and paying attention to where your fingers are. Her (younger) brothers were squabbling in the doorway, I hollered at them to knock it off, turning my head & looking away in the process and drove the boning knife into the palm of my hand and out the back. Not wanting to freak out the kids and knowing I would have to drive myself to the ER-with the kids- I some how managed to pull the knife out. Luckily my room mate came home soon after and watched the kids while I went to the ER. (Earned me 12 stitches and 2 kinds of abx, somehow I managed to not hit any vital structures).

    Then there was that Thanksgiving...
  6. by   veteranRN
    When you work with Marines you always have lots of stories. One marine was mowing and thought the blade needed to be cleaned so he reached under the mower while it was running.

    One marine had just seen the movie Teen wolf and was standing on top of a car "surfing" and fell off.

    One marine was drunk, and walking on a railroad track overpass when he fell off and landed on his head. Tragic end to that story
  7. by   obeyacts2
    Quote from veteranRN
    When you work with Marines you always have lots of stories. One marine was mowing and thought the blade needed to be cleaned so he reached under the mower while it was running.

    One marine had just seen the movie Teen wolf and was standing on top of a car "surfing" and fell off.

    One marine was drunk, and walking on a railroad track overpass when he fell off and landed on his head. Tragic end to that story
    Well, just this week I was leaving a patients home to head for my home, and I got into the elevator with a lady who has a Jazzy power chair. She backed over my toes, and i was wearing sandal I screamed and she went forward into the elevator wall. My foot was purple the rest of the day. Ouch!!
  8. by   Nurse Ratched
    I don't even want to think about the numerous stupid injuries we see in our college clinic, especially after big campus events (guaranteed a sheepish grin and a 'yes' to my standard question, "Just out of curiosity, was alcohol involved?") Burns in strange places and sprains of unknown origin are the most popular.
  9. by   ClimbingNurse
    75 y/o homeless schizophrenic male addmitted through the ED for a sacral fracture caused by (and I'm quoting the chart) "low velocity collision with very large bus."

    He'd had "a couple beers."
  10. by   NurseyBaby'05
    This is a family tale as oppossed to a work tale. When I was in high school my mom ruptured the tendon on her middle finger. Of course it was Christmas Eve night and we couldn't miss Mass. She must have forgotten that it was splinted straight up and was giving everybody the bird as she walked back from Communion. My brother and I were purple trying not to laugh. Mom's face looked like this when we told her.:imbar We, of course, looked like this: It's now a classic story passed down to the kids!
  11. by   MichaelSSSS
    about 10 years ago my wife and i were getting a bit frisky in the kitchen and we were both naked. she grabbed for my special purpose and by pure reflexes i jumped away and caught my scrotum - that's right - scrotum, on a kitchen cabinet and tore a small hole in it. well, thinking i would never have any more children, i called the er and told the nurse what had happened. i could tell she was trying no to laugh and told me there was nothing she could do unless i came in. so i did. after a few pokes and prods i was sent home with nothing more than a bandage. a small bandage at that. needless to say once my wife reported my er trip to the relatives i got all kinds of testicular jokes! but, everything's fine now. the boys healed well.
  12. by   finchertwins
    Oh where to start, my family used to call me the walking accident. It was so true, I wont tell them all but here is the highlights from my adventures. When I was 6yo christmas time just got a new pair of pants went to try them on w/o underwear and you guessed it zipped up beans and frank(line stolen from something about mary), my family still laughs about that, then I had the time I had just "fixed" the brakes on my bike, should have known better then to go down a hill with a tree at the bottom, 18 stiches, 3 broken bones, 2 missing teeth. Then there was that time I rode a sled down a hill right into a rose bush(that hurt). thats enough for now.
  13. by   Mandarella
    A guy 20years old came into the ER, he and his girlfriend were "playing" around on the couch...he rolled off and fell straight down on his "member." Apparently he was a little excited to be play fighting with his girlfriend...it worked against him, according to the attending-he "fractured" it. Poor guy.

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