This is kinda gross.....but need some opinions!!!! - page 2

I am wanting to go to LVN school, and I'm going to start my pre-reqs this semester. But, today my dog got sick on the floor and I almost tossed my cookies :o . I starting wondering if I really should... Read More

  1. by   hlfpnt
    Quote from Nascar nurse
    My husband - who did very little "baby" care with the kids was always assigned puke duty cuz I just can't do it. Still can't.
    LMAO.......So glad I'm not the only one who's guilty of "assigning puke duty" !
  2. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from dlsgroovymom
    Nothing eles much has ever bothered me but hearing the sound of suction was so bad that my first attempt in clinicals I actually vomited on my patient mid suction.
    OH, my, you must have been popular with your instructor(s) after that!! :imbar So sorry to hear this....I would have been mortified!!
  3. by   prinsessa
    I'm not a nurse yet....or in nursing school, but I can tell you from having kids that things like vomit and poop get easier to deal with after a while. I still don't like to clean up either, but it doesn't make me gag as much anymore. I always hold my breath (atleast not breath out of my nose) and try not to think about what I am cleaning up.

    Now dog vomit is the worse....I rather clean human vomit anyday.
  4. by   Dabuggy
    Hello,

    I should not even post this but we are all professionals. Have you ever had to clean a homeless person? It is sad to see, the alcohol smell, BO, urine, feces, just doesn't wash out. You try everything, breathing through your mouth, putting on a mask, its like you can taste the smell. Then you start to gag wearing the mask. I need a smiley with a mask here

    I can handle the others, but this gets to me.

    Dabuggy
  5. by   Daytonite
    Quote from Dabuggy
    Have you ever had to clean a homeless person? It is sad to see, the alcohol smell, BO, urine, feces, just doesn't wash out. You try everything, breathing through your mouth, putting on a mask, its like you can taste the smell. Then you start to gag wearing the mask. I need a smiley with a mask here. . .I can handle the others, but this gets to me.
    Ditto that. And, I got scabies twice doing this, too!
  6. by   Angel 3
    I am with you completely on the toenails. I hate feet all together, but you put some gross fungi looking toenails in front of me, and its all over. There better be a bucket sitting somewhere close cause I'm going to need it. I also start gagging when I hear, see, or smell someone throw up. No biggie, I guess. I just try to think of something completely different in my head. Doesn't always work, but it doesn't hurt either. I think we all have our "set backs". :imbar
  7. by   canoehead
    It's a problem for me too- just look away and think about something else, when the noise stops, then you can swing into action again.

    When my cats barf it's worse than humans for me too.
  8. by   luvmy3kids
    My husbands Aunt has been a Trauma ER nurse for over 10 years.... She has seen it all!!

    But on Easter... I had horrible cramps (rode via ambulance to the hospital) ... but before they took me.. I upchucked my Easter dinner in my Mother-In-Laws bathtub! My husbands aunt was in there with me trying to assess what was wrong with me and she started wretching right along with me.. haha... Even the EMT had to shut the door to the bathroom when they got there because the smell was so bad... I was a bit embarrassed by their reactions, but it was pretty bad...

    It doesn't bother me too much... I just can't stand the thought of operating on the eye balls.... If I have to sit through that one, I think I'll faint...
  9. by   KScott
    I've been watching the health channel just to see if I can take the gore. I made it through the "Shrinking Woman" operation where they removed five feet of skin from around her torso, so I think I'll be alright. I'm sure being there "live and in person" with the smells, and all, will be a lot different than just watching on t.v..

    I've never been bothered by vomitting much, but dog vomit is really yucky. Especially, if you have a dog that eats poop! Ok. Sorry, if that made you gag... it took me a couple years to get used to it!
  10. by   jesbaker
    If it's the smell that gets ya, try sucking on a menthol cough drop in the meantime. Those things are so strong you can't smell anything over the menthol. They are especially handy for use when changing colostomy bags!
  11. by   jov
    I can do anything with blood and guts, actually picked up brains off the road while I was a paramedic, but the thing that gets me is pus. Man, being there while the doc probes a cyst and squeezes it - ewwwwwwww
  12. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from strbryblonde
    i am wanting to go to lvn school, and i'm going to start my pre-reqs this semester. but, today my dog got sick on the floor and i almost tossed my cookies . i starting wondering if i really should go to school to become a nurse. i don't normally have a weak stomach or anything, i can stand the sight of blood and many other disgusting things, but for some reason just really gets to me. does anyone else have this problem....or is it just me?? i really want to go to nursing school....but now i'm scared my stomach can't take it....help!!!
    [font="comic sans ms"]i've been a nurse for nearly 3 decades -- still barf when i clean up dog barf. or dog poop. and i'm not so good with blood in unexpected places, either. in an open chest, ok. in a chest tube, ok. flowing out from under the bathroom door, not ok. if you really want to go to nursing school, go for it. i'm sure you'll do fine.
  13. by   Nascar nurse
    Quote from jov
    I can do anything with blood and guts, actually picked up brains off the road while I was a paramedic, but the thing that gets me is pus. Man, being there while the doc probes a cyst and squeezes it - ewwwwwwww
    I must be a freak.. pus is cool! (God I can't believe I am admitting to that). "Move over Dr., I want my chance to squeeze"

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