What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 102

: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   mskate
    i had a patient who was a skin popper once... she was skin popping inside an old infected wound repeatedly until they became bilateral circum. wounds down to the sheer bone and vascular system. she just wouldnt come into the hospital because now she could SEE the vessels and just kept popping into them (and thought this was just perfect!), until her family carted her in because they couldnt handle the smell of her legs rotting off. it was sssooooo bad.
  2. by   Kiringat
    I'm a new grad on a kinda bizare med/surg floor. I was blessed to admit a detoxing homeless patient, one who periodically comes to the wound care clinic to treat a massive (you could see bone)chronic leg wound. And luckily, I had to perform a dressing change on the wound.
    Now this person was detoxing, and even fully medicated, it took four nurses to hold him down so I could do the dressing change. I took off all the old stuff and prepared to irrigate the wound.
    As I was irrigating, and getting a disturbingly comprehensive tour of the anatomy of the lower leg, ONE, SINGLE, maggot fell out of the room.
    Just one. It lay there on the chux pad, wiggling as I finished the dressing change.
    Of course, I had to go digging around to see if there were more. There weren't. Thank god.
    That image of the lone maggot is going to be burned into my mind the rest of my life... :stone:
  3. by   Hygiene Queen
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I...feel...ready...to...p-p-p-p-pass out................*clunk!!*



    Quote from mskate
    i had a patient who was a skin popper once... she was skin popping inside an old infected wound repeatedly until they became bilateral circum. wounds down to the sheer bone and vascular system. she just wouldnt come into the hospital because now she could SEE the vessels and just kept popping into them (and thought this was just perfect!), until her family carted her in because they couldnt handle the smell of her legs rotting off. it was sssooooo bad.
  4. by   RiverNurse
    Uh oh... exposing my ignorance... LOL... but - uh - what is "skin popping"? Picking at wounds, etc?

    Thx!

    RiverNurse
  5. by   nursej22
    Skin popping is injecting drugs into the skin or muscle instead of a vein. It is done when a vein can't be found, or to prolong a drug's effect and/or reduce risk of overdose.
  6. by   leshi
    Quote from abnurse
    Had a 900# lady admitted during the night and I had the honor of cleaning her up the next day. While bathing her I had to lift skin folds to get the foulest smelling stink off her. I lifted her breast and there was a dead kitten in the fat fold. I nearly aspirated on my vomit. It must have been there for a while because it was infested with maggots.
    ASLKDJADAHJGDOLBHAD!!!!!!!!!!

    I am totally in shock.
  7. by   Melinurse
    Quote from alcrab01
    I was a CNA at the time this incident happened. I'm a critical care nurse now, and I have never been as grossed out as I was by this...

    A woman in her 40's who had had a colostomy for several years following a bad MVA was admitted for an infection in her colostomy site. She came to my unit and sure enough, green pus everywhere. The site was cultured and.. guess what? She had gonorrhea in her stoma. She reluctantly admitted that she had met a man in a fetish chatroom and let him "make love" to her stoma!

    Now, there is some patient teaching I would have never thought of! "By, the way, if you let someone sexually penetrate your stoma, make sure they wear a condom."
    OMG!!! LMAO here.:chuckle I don't know whether to laugh or gross out. I can picture trying to do patient education for this with a straight face.
  8. by   Otterina
    What does it mean when I've been going through this thread for an hour, and still intend on becoming a nurse.:roll
  9. by   mom4josh
    Quote from Otterina
    What does it mean when I've been going through this thread for an hour, and still intend on becoming a nurse.:roll
    It means you're gonna be a good nurse!
  10. by   talaxandra
    Or at least prepared for the less well publicised aspects of nursing
  11. by   Sunshyne2008
    Quote from Dayray
    I was a new CNA in the nursing home and feeling very proud of my first step in my chosen career.

    A nice littel old man in a wheel chair waved at one of my co-workers (a pretty littel 18 year-old, fresh out of high school sugar and spice type of girl). He said "honey come over here please" as she bent down to talk to him. He moved the blanket covering his legs and SPLAT! he ejaculated right in her face and mouth. I never saw her again and thus my nursing career beagn...........

    OMG !!!!!!!!!!! HOW DISGUSTING.......
  12. by   Sue Damonas
    This is mild compared to some of the other stories but I do Hospice and Palliative care and besides going to pt's homes I go to the facilities in the area. There is a pt at this one assisted living facility that wanders into people's rooms and poops in their closets. And then one day one of the aides reached into a glove box and found a turd neatly wrapped in tp and tucked into the glove box. Everyone refers to her as "The Mad Crapper".
  13. by   sparketteinok
    Okay- here goes- who likes loogies??!!

    Yesterday, had a post bowel resect guy who also had LUL pneumonia, history of COPD, the usual. His surgeon came to visit, and I noticed 2 big brown blobs stuck to the patient's chest. Worried the doc would take notice, I casually slipped on some gloves, removed said blobs with a paper towel. I should get a gold star, I told myself, for not barfing as I peeled them off.

    Later, the doc placed a central line and had had him in Trendelenburg. Afterwards, he sits up and starts trying to cough one up. I was proceding to give him pain meds while he's coughing and gagging trying to get it up. The sound alone had my stomach churning. I turn around from the computer, and he opens his mouth to reveal a giant 6cm by 8cm blob that he's pulling off his tongue, and it's stringing along, stuck very fast, indeed. Kinda reminded me of Silly Putty.

    Had to run and .

    First time for me.

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