I will spare you all the story (unless you really want to know) but the ER sent a patient to my floor. Well, he was rather messy, and during the clean up, we noticed that there was this white, sand like substance in this guys stool. The stool itself was like water. (Just green, slimy, and of course, not so good to smell). It was just odd to deal with the odd white stuff, which through gloves felt a lot like sand. Because his stool was so wet, the white sandy stuff was all over him.
Anyone have a clue what it was?
Edit to Add:
Maybe the full story will help, because the guy had been sitting in it time may have been a factor.
About 2253 the patient gets admitted to the floor (shift ends at 2300, go figure, nothing new there...). Even though he was not my patient, I checked to see if the CNA admitting needed help, I could SMELL that she did. (According to the ER Tech who transported him, it had just happened. My opinion on the veracity of that statement? Bullsh...)
We began cleaning him up, and he had stool flowing over his hips (it was wet, not at all formed). It had formed puddles at his sides, and in his groin area. His genitals were submerged (as you can see, I highly doubt he JUST happened to do all that on the trip up from the ER). During the cleanup, we both noted that there was this odd, white, sand like substance all over. It felt like sand, and was just scattered everywhere. All in all it took nearly a half an hour to get him cleaned up, and the linens changed.
The main question I have, is what exactly was that white, sand like stuff?
Last edit by 09S=BSN on Jan 25, '09