What freaks you out? - page 30

Okay, people. It's time for a nice, fun, light-hearted discussion to blow off some steam. WHAT FREAKS YOU OUT? What bodily fluid can't you STAND? What wound gives you the absolute WILLIES? ... Read More

  1. by   Goofball
    I'm sure that's something absolutely lovely.
    What is it?
  2. by   adrienurse
    My vote has to be when I have to work with illeostomy pouches. That smell has to be the worst. I'm getting a flash back to a few years ago when I cared for a lady with a combo of enteral feeding and an illeostomy bag. One night she ordered in pizza and completely corged herself on it. Her pouch exploded like three times that night an guess who had to clean it up. I wanted to strangle her.
  3. by   Goofball
    We have a patient like that who comes in to the hospital all the time. She is in her early 80's, and has had surgery after surgery for cancers. she has nothing much left of her 'innards, and everything she takes in gushes right through and into the bag, which has to be emptied like every hour or two or else it explodes. She's skinny, but a total glutton, so the bag is always heavy with fluids and chunky stuff, and leaking and needing re-doing, because she also gets up to pee
    every 30 minutes. She and her family are so rude & demanding! Not only do I get her in the ICU, but I have gotten assigned to her every time I float to the floor we transfer her to. Her 20-year-old grandson bosses me or finds fault or argues about everything. He is supposedly her primary caregiver at home, but he refuses to touch her in the hospital, wants the nurse to do EVERYTHING and then some. I know what you mean about that 'strangle somebody' feeling!
  4. by   Goofball
    Uh, sorry, I got carried away with ileostomy
    diarrhea of the mouth on that last post.
    What I really meant to say was, that I still
    want to know what 'Wharton's Jelly' is.
  5. by   trishaLVN
    MY FIRST TRACH SUCTION!!!! nothing like skills lab, NOTHING!!
    The gurgles, slurpies, hacking, spewing out of the trach site, skimmin past the scrubs,splats on the wall type spew.......excuse me, while I huuuuuuuuuuuuuuurl.......forget the emesis basin--LEAD ME TO THE COMMODE. blech, icky, eeeeeeew
  6. by   fedupnurse
    Does the sight of doctors or administrators nauseate anyone else??? I'd take a lunger hocking up a lugie with a leach on his leg and his brain oozing out any day than deal with some of THOSE people!
  7. by   Goofball
    Originally posted by fedupnurse
    Does the sight of doctors or administrators nauseate anyone else??? I'd take a lunger hocking up a lugie with a leach on his leg and his brain oozing out any day than deal with some of THOSE people!
    Hey, fedupnurse, I'm right in there with ya!
    By the way, do you know what Wharton's Jelly is?
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Wharton's jelly: the inner gelatinous connective tissue of the umbilical cord of the baby. It is TOUGH and is CHEWY when clamped and CUT ......feeling kinda gross when you cut the cord. Does that help????
  9. by   petiteflower
    Amen to the doctors. EEEEEEWWWW
  10. by   Goofball
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    Wharton's jelly: the inner gelatinous connective tissue of the umbilical cord of the baby. It is TOUGH and is CHEWY when clamped and CUT ......feeling kinda gross when you cut the cord. Does that help????
    Ok, sorry I asked. But wait...how did you know that it is CHEWY? Hey do any of you boomer nurses remember when it was the fad amongst the cultish 'earth people' types to have home births, and grind up the placenta and cook and eat it? Placenta burgers with Wharton Jelly secret sauce,
    yum.
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    STOP IT!

    Cord talk is soooooooo gross! The problem is, the father's NEVER cut the umbilical cord short enough. They leave 2 freakin feet hanging on there. Who trims it up? ME!

    I'm seriously sick now

    Heather
  12. by   JBudd
    Originally posted by Cindy_A
    OK, I am curious. What was that procedure for? Sounds awful!
    Just to relieve the pressure from a massive sinus infection, she was hospitalized for IV antibiotics. The pressure was too much.
  13. by   soon2bLPN
    this stuff is really nasty, but the only thing that really bothers me is vomit. I cant stand the smell, to hear someone vomit, or see it actually happen. I will be right there beside them telling them to share the space.

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