I thought I was getting into hospice and not all home health. (as per a very controversial conversation in GN) In one of my homecare cases (not hospice) I sat in pee again. ALOT of pee so that my pants were wet through. Call me an uncompassionate nurse or what h ave you, but I was completely grossed out. I'll clean your pee and poo, but sitting in it to soak through to my skin was the icing on the cake. I hung around for the next hour to try my best to help this woman who's apartment was filled with pee as was she because she disconnected her nephrostomy bags for hours to "clean in the sink" and pour urine all over the place and open her self up to loads of infection. I had to send her to the hospital as per my supervisor because she lost some "parts" and she's been open to infection all day.
I am just not cut out for this I think. I'm woman enough to admit it. I've been "dirtied" before int he hospital setting but there wa always the oportunity to change right away. Not get in my car I drive my young daughter in, soaked in pee.
Sigghhhh, maybe i am ready for a new career altogether.