Embarrasing illnesses - page 3

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generally speaking, i work in environment that caters mostly to male patients at least 96% of our patients are men. having said that, last summer one of my regular patients, you know the type i'm referring to, came in with a... Read More


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    Quote from applewhitern
    I had an 18 year old male sickle-cell patient with severe priapism once. This was on a pediatric intensive care unit, and we usually didn't have people this old! Almost all of the nurses were young and pretty, but he was a real trooper and let everyone who wanted to look take a peek. I felt so bad for him, but he probably thought he looked like a stud!
    Sounds like a lot of perverts there who want tp peep. Reverse the roles and you arethe female patient with all males nurses wanting to "peep" at you!
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    One thing I will never understand....why do you have to know *how* that object got there. You *know* how. It appears that this is asked either to further the embarrassment or out of a morbid sense of curiosity. I do understand the drugs and alcohol questions as they are relavent to anethesia application.....

    Just my .02
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    Quote from FlyingScot
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    Neither do little blue pills and Red Bull as a group of teenage males found out the hard way.
    Well. I couldn't just walk by and let that one go.

    All kidding aside, does the insertion of these appliances actually do what the patients are hoping they will do? Or are these just first time experiments that go horribly awry?
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    Quote from mazy
    Well. I couldn't just walk by and let that one go.

    All kidding aside, does the insertion of these appliances actually do what the patients are hoping they will do? Or are these just first time experiments that go horribly awry?
    The first answer that comes to mind to your question is ,...Curiosity Kill the Cat
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    Quote from FlyingScot
    Man and dog. Man got stuck. 'nuff said.

    Dear God. Serious?

    The depths of depravity that humans will sink to never ceases to astound me.

    I can usually find "black humor" in just about anything we medical professionals encounter, but animal abuse, and abuse of other people I can find absolutely no humor in.

    Just read a story of a poor dog that some man tried to "teach a lesson to" by the above method...poor girl-doggie almost died from internal injuries.

    Some things are just not funny.
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    Quote from Guttercat
    Some things are just not funny.
    Either this is something that happens often, or my instructor was working at the same hospital as FlyingScot. Apparently a guy came in with a Trenchcoat on and the dog was stuck, and I think already dead at that point. Some people have serious problems.

    When we were asking her to tell stories we were hoping for something "funny" and that definitely wasn't what we had in mind.

    I just feel sorry for her having to see that, I don't think it is something you can easily "un-see".
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    Okay, I swear this one happened. Heard it from a friend of mine who was an EMT in Midtown Atlanta.

    They pick up a guy who's in excruciating pain, his partner is with him. The patient has burns all around his anus.

    They were letting a gerbil/hamster/some little critter run around "inside" for the thrill, via a habitrail tube. Well, the critter gets busy going way too far in the other direction, stops moving, presumably suffocated. Partner can't see him or feel him, so he flicks his Bic.

    The poor dead hamster goes flying out as a little furry cannonball of fire. The guy had serious burns and had to go to Augusta.

    And yes, my EMT friend reported them for cruelty to animals.
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    Quote from nerdtonurse?
    okay, i swear this one happened. heard it from a friend of mine who was an emt in midtown atlanta.

    they pick up a guy who's in excruciating pain, his partner is with him. the patient has burns all around his anus.

    they were letting a gerbil/hamster/some little critter run around "inside" for the thrill, via a habitrail tube. well, the critter gets busy going way too far in the other direction, stops moving, presumably suffocated. partner can't see him or feel him, so he flicks his bic.

    the poor dead hamster goes flying out as a little furry cannonball of fire. the guy had serious burns and had to go to augusta.

    and yes, my emt friend reported them for cruelty to animals.
    as i'm reading this i can't stop lol...however, i'm glad that your emt friend contacted the incident to the proper authorities.

    p.s. people don't cease to amaze me at times.
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    "neither do little blue pills and red bull as a group of teenage males found out the hard way. "

    the .....hard way? mmmmmmppphhhh...::hands over mouth::

    i think i've told this story before, but here it is again. i lived in a city where there was a great public fountain shaped like a half-sphere, studded all over with pipes that randomly shot out water in sync with classical music. the whole thing was surrounded by a sort of sloping enclosure, so you could sit there on a hot day and listen to music and get cooling mist all over. it really was nice.
    then one day the icu i was in got an admission from a woman who, under the influence of something that makes you do stupid things, had squatted over one of them and waited for her note. alas, the force of the water went right past her cervix, through her abdominal contents, and tore her diaphragm (the one she breathed with). that was one heckuva repair.
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    In my former life as a rad tech, I had seen several bizarre things. My two favorites were having to x-ray a guys penis because he had stuck a fishhook in his urethra. He never did explain why he did it.

    The other was an elderly lady who had dementia. She was having abdominal pain, a foul odor, presumably from her urine. I did a KUB and we were rather shocked when the film showed her dentures safely tucked in her vagina.


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