What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 101

:D Here is my most gross, yucky, disgusting nursing story! I was working a night shift on a tele floor as a new Nurse. We had this one poor old lady who was confused and was restrained as... Read More

  1. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Jessiedog
    The reason 'us nurses' cope with these and all other horrible things, is that they're attached to a human being who is in need of care. Yes, they're horrible, yes they make you gag and heave (yes, even seasoned nurses!) Yes, you go home and cry often, but in the end, somebody who was suffering, uncomfortable, in pain, afraid or sick, is feeling that little bit better because you were in the world. It's amazing the things you find you can do when it matters.

    Sometimes these yucky horrible things don't seem all that yucky while they're happening; you just get in and do what needs to be done, trying not to make an unwell person feel even worse because they've just vomited faecal matter all over your shoes (or worse!)
    Very very true.
  2. by   Jarelle
    One night I was caring for this resident who is known for his cursing and his anger. I was taking him to the bathroom, and he said that he had to have a bowel movement, so I told him to pull the cord when he was done, and I'd come back and get him back to bed.

    So after about 10-15 min. he pulled the cord, I came down to his room, opened the door....and I was like...OH MY GOSH! I ran out to the nurses station and grabbed my best friend and told him to come help me with this....we ran down to his room and we opened the door, my co-worker looks in the bathroom, shuts the door, looks at his watch, and says, "dang ya know what Jarelle, I gotta go on my lunch peace out!"


    Come along with me for this crazy BM journey. When I opened the door this is the scene. Diarrhea everywhere. On the floor, on the walls, on the resident, on his face, his hands, the trash can, the sink, the door, the mirror, EVERYWHERE. And smack dab in the middle is a huge, and I'm talk the size of a softball and a half, piece of poop.

    The resident looks at me, smiles, stands up and says "guess you have quite a mess to clean up now don't you?" I look at him and I say "Why? why me" he looks at me and says "Comes with the trade."


    *sigh* took me over 2 hours to clean up the mess and him.
  3. by   midazoalm1953
    Quote from Jarelle
    One night I was caring for this resident who is known for his cursing and his anger. I was taking him to the bathroom, and he said that he had to have a bowel movement, so I told him to pull the cord when he was done, and I'd come back and get him back to bed.

    So after about 10-15 min. he pulled the cord, I came down to his room, opened the door....and I was like...OH MY GOSH! I ran out to the nurses station and grabbed my best friend and told him to come help me with this....we ran down to his room and we opened the door, my co-worker looks in the bathroom, shuts the door, looks at his watch, and says, "dang ya know what Jarelle, I gotta go on my lunch peace out!"


    Come along with me for this crazy BM journey. When I opened the door this is the scene. Diarrhea everywhere. On the floor, on the walls, on the resident, on his face, his hands, the trash can, the sink, the door, the mirror, EVERYWHERE. And smack dab in the middle is a huge, and I'm talk the size of a softball and a half, piece of poop.

    The resident looks at me, smiles, stands up and says "guess you have quite a mess to clean up now don't you?" I look at him and I say "Why? why me" he looks at me and says "Comes with the trade."


    *sigh* took me over 2 hours to clean up the mess and him.
    disgusting...and I would have made him clean it up....total BS
  4. by   frenchfroggyAPRN
    Just got home from work, had a LOL 88 in the ER, placed a FC and had soymilk colored urine, she reeked of yeast, had an elevated K+ level and a white count of 30 thousand. I was soo glad when I went home tonight.
  5. by   jodibmk
    Quote from navynurse29
    :hatparty: :hatparty:

    I've got a gross one. I've worked in an ER and I can handle just about any body fluid (and have) except earwax. Earwax grosses me out. Was working in an ER in Puerto Rico while in the Navy and we had homeless dependent uncle or some relation come into ER c/o trouble hearing. On exam, doc found both ears severly packed with thick, green earwax. YUMMMMEY!

    Well, yours truly gets to irrigate his ears, not the thrill of my life. I irrigated so much earwax out of that man's ears, it was coming out in big, green nuggets. When I showed pt emesis basin of what I had cleaned out of his scuzzy ears, he proceeds to get a big smile on his face, picked up one of the greasy nuggets and eats it!!! YUCK! I just about pucked on myself with that one. To this day, can barely clean my own ears!
    Okay that one made me feel nauseous. And I thought that I had a strong stomach!
  6. by   mangosteen
    Quote from yazisizit
    so i meet her in a bear hug...my arms around her waste
    you had your arms around her bodily waste? ha ha ha! this is a not-intended-pun that is too punny!!!
    ha ha ha.

    laughing in silent! ha ha ha. :d:d:d:d:d
  7. by   nitroprussideNlight
    I have two. The first one happened while I was an Aide. I had an MRDD pt with a colostomy who would consistently play with the appliance. She rung the bell and I went in the room as she removes the stoma-hesive, bag and all, and throws the bag like a gernade hitting me in the scrub top. I first stood there to process what happened and then I immediately ran out of the room, called supplies and ordered a new set of scrubs, and told my fellow aides and RN that I would be taking a 45 minute break as I needed to shower.

    The other one happened the other day actually. I am in the ICU doing clinicals and my pt had expressive aphasia and I did not know she ment she "needed to spit" so I dismisssed it and told her I did not understand her but I wanted to listen to her lungs, well as I am listening she spits a pretty good sized, warm moist, sticky, dark brown, loogie right on my arm. I start gagging because I am really muco-phobic when it comes to it being in contact with me, and my instructor looks over at me pulling it off of my arm and it is very stretchy, she gagged and left the floor. lol
  8. by   grace90
    Quote from nitroprussideNlight
    I am really muco-phobic when it comes to it being in contact with me
    Me, too!!! :grn:
  9. by   sparketteinok
    Had a guy just yesterday....

    hocked a big brown loogie into his emesis basin (not the nice, throw-away paper towel I was attempting to hand him)...I rinsed it out, thank God...

    then his family proceded to share their hash browns and biscuit and gravy with him in....

    you guessed it....the emesis basin

    my:
  10. by   Jessielee22
    While working the night shift myself and my coworkers hear this retching from WAY down the hallway. Ran in to see what was going on and inside the was an 80 something year old man who had projectile vomited coffee- ground emesis straight up in the air. It had hit the ceiling, came down and landed on his face and torso.

    I can handle any other bodily fluid, but that was the worst!
  11. by   Melinurse
    So I am still orienting and my preceptor and I are looking at a chart outside of a female pts room. Her husband comes and stands by us and farts ( loudly ) then goes back into the room. Ok, so we keep on task and discuss the meds and so help me the husband comes back to where we are and lets one rip!!!! Does not even say excuse me or sorry. This time he stays by us as I try to look at the labs. Not but a few seconds later he lets another one!!!! OMG! The stench was horrible. Had to be C.Diff. Anyways, my preceptor and I had to leave there in a hurry. Neither one of us could keep a staight face any longer.:chuckle A while later in the shift another nurse comes into the support room and tells us the same man is walking up and down the halls tooting and leaving hershey kisses. So we come out of the support room and yep, there's a trail of poop going to her room. I swear I still can't figure out how they landed on the floor and not the back of his pants. He had to have done some kinda manipulation with those pants.
  12. by   RiverNurse
    Just began a job working in ED two weeks ago.

    Older gent comes in stating he'd done "something stupid". My preceptor took a look and said, "He has a ring around the base of his penis - and it's not a **** ring, either."

    My first thought was - wow - that was a very "open minded" statement...

    I took a look as well - yep - it was a wedding ring at the base. Doc came in w/ring cutters and removed the ring. He told the pt (obviously) not to do that again (pt was a repeat offender for the same thing).

    I later told my preceptor that perhaps this pt needed education on being "safe, sane and consensual". She just laughed.

    RN
  13. by   Melinurse
    Honestly did not expect to have another one so soon after the first but here it goes............
    Went into my first patients room cause the call light was on and I was so focused on how pale the patient was I did not look where I was stepping............. yep I slipped on emesis. :chuckle I have never seen a patient laugh so hard. I am usually more aware of my surroundings. I guess it could have been worse.

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