Oddest things found in a patient! - page 3

So it was kinda a wacky fun day at the med surge area yesterday...and there was this article in our newspaper about a man who put in like 12 long nails by nail gun in his head...then later on (like... Read More

  1. Visit  mommy2boys profile page
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    I have a story about me. When I was in the 3rd grade myself and some other kids thought it would be funny to put an eraser bit(the kind on top of a pencil) up our noses and see who could shot it the furthest. Me being the super smart child that I was inhaled instead of blowing the eraser out. It got stuck and had to go to our doctor to have it removed. I then did again (on the other side of my nose) less than a week later.

    My dad still gives me a hard time and its been more than 20 years. He also says that I should beware because my boys act the same way I did when I was there age.

    Erin
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  3. Visit  enviragirl profile page
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    When I was a little girl I stuck a ***** willow up my nose when my sister was babysitting. She told my dad who is a doctor and so he looked up my nose with the otoscope. He couldn't find anything so he said it must have come out. Well about a month later I was in the car with my mom and I sneezed and there came the ***** willow! My dad is an ER doc and he had a patient who's wife stabbed him (not funny I know) with scissors, every time his heart beat the scissors moved in and out! Luckily the scissors were in the pericardium and he survived.
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  4. Visit  texas_lvn profile page
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    This is close, but is funnnny.
    LTC nurse, I had a demintia pt come up to me and insist I go and see what was in her bathroom, in the toilet. (I am thiinking hairbrush fell in or something like that) well, I get to the toilet, and there is a LONG AND WIDE piece of $@#!. It was so big, and I could not help myself, I laughed so hard that my DON had to come in and make sure I was ok. I told her what happened, and she saw it and laughed so hard she peed her pants. --No Joke. and the whole time we are laughing, Ms. Jones is saying "where did that come from what is it, Why is it there?" It was soooo funny.
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  5. Visit  MIA-RN1 profile page
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    going along with the things in the nose stories, when I worked in a daycare, they served pastina for lunch one day. The toddler teacher wasn't paying enough attention to one young one as he crammed his nose full of pastina on both sides. Unsure what to do, they called the mother who came right over.
    She calmly leaned over him, took a deep breath and blew into his mouth, thus causing the pastina to fly out of his nose. I guess he was prone to sticking things up there and she had figured out how to get stuff out!
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  6. Visit  lna2rn profile page
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    This is not funny but disturbing. Had confused, combative elderly man in the ED. Security positioned outside his door. Apparently his wife dropped him off there because as they were driving on the highway he started to punch her and grab the steering wheel. After about 2 hours and a lot of Ativan the pt was snoozing. The nurse asked me to go in start vitals and she would meet me there to do his assessment. AS we got him undressed to do the assessment he became combative and security entered the room to restrain the patient. When we took his oants off we saw an infant diaper securely pinned to his penis!!! The safety pin was inserted through the width of it! The nurse pulled it out of his penis immediately and went to report this to the MD. The poor security guard kept saying"I don't know how you can be nurses" and was in a lot of discomfort with the situation. The nurse went to describe this situation to the MD and he was having a hard time understanding her. After some initial frustrstion she exclaimed "You know, like a chicken kabob!" We did chuckle at this statement but he finally got it. That poor man.
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  7. Visit  JSRN81 profile page
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    I've got three stories...

    The first one about me...when I was two, I stuck a piece of yellow chiclet gum up my nose. When my parents asked me why, I told them "Petey did it!" Mind you, Petey was our german shepard. It bought me a trip to the ER where I sat for a good hour and cried, and finally the chiclet slid on out! To this day (22 yrs later) if I do something stupid and my mom asks why, I usually tell her Petey did it!!

    And the other 2 are from our ER. I usually work ICU but float to the ER sometimes....after the second time this happened, no one made me go back! And, the security officers tried to nominate me for employee of the month, but they really couldn't post why, as you'll see!!

    The first guy I had came in in a full arrest, he was probably in his mid-forties....anyway, we cut his clothes off and immediately noticed the fuzzy blue hair scrunchie wrapped around his member. So we laughed, took it off and rolled him, only to find a large piece of tape over his anus....we took that off only to find a tampon lodged up his rectum. We never got an answer to that one!!

    Now, as I tell this, please keep in mind that I'm quite petite and I look all of 16 years of age running around with my blond ponytail, which made this all the more funny to the security guards who helped me. Our psych area in the ER is called the POD....so of course, that is where they like to put their floar nurses. So, one night I relieved another nurse from my unit and took over her assignment....I read over my charts and found nothing out of the ordinary...a couple of depressions, a drunk guy and one agitation, possible manic. Soon, one of the guys who as obviously the agitation one stumbles out of his room and asks if he could go to the bathroom. Since its the psych area, they are all put in hospital garb and in special rooms when they are admitted...so I told him sure and let him go to the psych bathroom. Now, mind you, our psych POD is watched by 2 security guards and 6 cameras, including one in each room, at all times. So a couple of minutes later, he stumbles out of the bathroom and his hospital pants fall down, only to reveal a Suave (Lavender) shampoo bottle stuck on his friend. Now, it had OBVIOUSLY been there awhile, because he was VERY swollen and had cut the end off so that he could urinate through it!! The security guys and I just stood there! We had no idea what to do. I put him back in his room and went to go get the charge nurse and told her what was going on....and her response was to hand me a pair of trauma shears and say "Go for it!" . When I explained to the guy what I needed to do, he freaked out and it took 4 security guys to hold him down while I cut the shampoo bottle off. Then, when I walked out of the room, there was a small crowd of ER staff who applauded me....and then I finally figured out that they had all watched me through the camera!! To this day when we have floats come back to our unit after going there, they always say "Hey, did you know that once someone floated down to the POD and had to cut a shampoo bottle off of a guys, you know what??". The security guys to this day will remind me that I was the cute young blond that they got a kick out of!! Needless to say, when they tried to nominate me for employee of the month, I didn't get it because they couldn't post why I deserved it, in a public place!!!!


    JS
  8. Visit  RNladybug26 profile page
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    This board is so funny!
    The worst thing I saw was a guy who had a long butane lighter up his rectum. Like the ones you use to light a grill. He said his girlfiend and him were fooling arround and she just stuck it up there!!! He had to go to surgery to have it removed, and the docs were realy nervous that the butane would leak out and get into his system. He was fine though discharged in a day. Pretty wild Xray though!
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  9. Visit  Spritenurse1210 profile page
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    [QUOTE=TriageRN_34]
    One doc said during his ER rotation a man was very drunk and his buddies bet he couldn't put a big old Japanese Glass float (the green glass orbs you can find at the beach) up his rectum. Now this wasn't the small ones..this was one that was three times that size...a little smaller than a bowling ball! Guess it took him 4 hours and he did it! Well...okay now how does one remove that once it is stuck in the pelvis??? UHGGGGGG.

  10. Visit  jenn_rn_nj profile page
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    Quote from Coopergrrl
    She calmly leaned over him, took a deep breath and blew into his mouth, thus causing the pastina to fly out of his nose. I guess he was prone to sticking things up there and she had figured out how to get stuff out!
    I work in a Peds ER and we've had our fair share of items up the nose and in the ear. We actually teach the parents this "kiss and blow" technique for items that are soft and round/smooth. (If it's something that could cause damage coming out, we don't advocate "kiss and blow".)

    So far, I've seen corn and peas in noses and ears, a french fry in the ear (the child remarked that she wanted to save it for a snack), beads, paper balled up and lego pieces in noses.

    The most disgusting has been bugs in ears (little roaches!!!). We had one new nurse take a look once and she said she swore eyes were looking back at her - sure enough it was a bug! She hasn't looked in ears since and still gets grossed out telling the story. :chuckle
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  11. Visit  MamaTheNurse profile page
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    Quote from Coopergrrl
    going along with the things in the nose stories, when I worked in a daycare, they served pastina for lunch one day. The toddler teacher wasn't paying enough attention to one young one as he crammed his nose full of pastina on both sides. Unsure what to do, they called the mother who came right over.
    She calmly leaned over him, took a deep breath and blew into his mouth, thus causing the pastina to fly out of his nose. I guess he was prone to sticking things up there and she had figured out how to get stuff out!
    good to know!!!!
  12. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    I looked after somebody who had swallowed 50 condoms full of cocaine in Jamiaca and then flew to the UK. Unfortunalty she was arrested at the airport and bought to the hospital-where we were to wait for developments, they didnt expect her to live, and she was only paid $2000 for the job. You cant use laxatives because it would cause the condoms to burst and she would die instantly. They eventually had to put her in another hospital because it wasnt safe for her in our hospital.
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  13. Visit  analee23 profile page
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    Had a guy that put an apple up his rectum... It makes me laugh any time I see those teenage girls with the "apple bottom" pants!

    Also had a little girl (four year old) that swallowed a fairly large barrette (sp?). We did an xray and it showed that it was in her stomach. We showed dad the xray and he said, "Oh, it's one of THOSE barrettes!" It was pretty funny.
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  14. Visit  NREMT-P/RN profile page
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    Lemon in the bum. Yes, lemonectomy was needed.

    Fun size Snickers being "eaten" out of the twill, started to melt and the fella with the patient (must have had a sweet tooth???) LOTS of alarm! about the possibility of "migrating" peanuts. The doc advised the fella "That Milky Way's" might be a better candy choice.

    Hand cuff key from an incarcerated fella, needed surgery, ICU admit.

    All sorts of vibrators, sex toys, bottles, vermin, vegetables, other plant life and such.

    A tampon stuck up the little brothers bum - by the big brother - don't even try to figure that out.

    As long as there are holes, some folks will feel the need to fill 'em!
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