Things that make you go "EEEWWW" - page 12

Stevielynn's thread about the nursing home with the signs on the food carts brings up (oops, no pun intended:D ) something that happened at work yesterday that turned even MY cast-iron stomach. I was... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Originally posted by robynrn2b
    All of his clothes went into the trash-needless to say.
    A guy in the hospital too large to wipe himself after using the toilet, so he started pooping in the shower instead, double duty ...

    Hate to pull the hair out of HIS drain!
  2. by   robynrn2b
    sorry so late with my reply. the guy that had the moldy underwear was living at home. ....with his mother.......he was about 50 or so..................and i dont think anyone explained to him the boundaries of a mother/son relationship, cuz they were a little too close if you get my drift.
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Originally posted by robynrn2b
    the guy that had the moldy underwear was living at home. ....with his mother....they were a little too close if you get my drift.
    Ewwwwwwwwwwwww

    On MANY levels!


    Din't his mommy teach him to change his underwears?
  4. by   robynrn2b
    Well............what happened is the squad was called to their house because mom was on the floor and couldent get up. She was covered in ......shall we say...........body waste. and they saw that the son was no better.........drunk (his normal state of mind.) and unable to care for himself, let alone someone else. Spends her ss check on booze, forges checks, has cleaned out her bank account on more than one occasion, etc. etc.
  5. by   petunia
    I'm not too fond of the sight and sound of oral or nasal suctioning! But the worst thing by far I have ever UNEXPECTEDLY encountered was the uncared for wound of a street person. He was a new pt and we cleaned him up. He was definitely ripe and had to be de-loused. I cleaned up his various wounds etc. One wound on his ankle was older and partially scabbed and when I cleansed it with saline a few MAGGOTS were visible deeper inside the wound. How gross!!!! It seems some flies had laid their eggs in this wound and the maggots were feeding on the exudate. I didn't lose my lunch but I did have the creeps for quite a while!
  6. by   mattsmom81
    I've smelled some strange and unusual odors over the years like ya'll.

    Last night we got a transfer in...we could smell him coming down the ICU hallways and it permeated the air...swore he had defecated some foul BM...searched the bedclothes...nada...

    Guess what? It was his breathe...an empyema. The odor is through the entire unit...
  7. by   New CCU RN
    We had a 28 year old male into the unit who had been found down under a porch. He had overdosed. Anyhow, while putting in an NG tube one of my coworkers noticed a strange looking substance come from his nose. Then a little more. Small and white... then they started moving........ yep...... the man had maggots in his NOSE!!!!!!
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!
  9. by   vaughanmk
    Originally posted by New CCU RN
    Then a little more. Small and white... then they started moving........ yep...... the man had maggots in his NOSE!!!!!!
    This one got my attention. That is horrific. Wounds is one thing, they can even be considered helpful, but in the nose. EEWWW!

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