What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 114

: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   rph3664
    Quote from BEDPAN76
    Hey Coco and welcome to allnurses! What a story! Years ago I worked Thanksgiving Day. Dietary had placed some sort of leaves on a plate with fruit on top. The one patient ate everything on the tray including the damned leaves. Guess who ended up having to call the Poison Control Center on this otherwise quiet shift ! Ended up just observing her....
    I gather the leaves weren't lettuce or spinach or some other deep green leafy vegetable?

    OT: When I was in college, I was a hotel banquet server and for a while, our main chef decorated the platters with kale and orange slices or candied apples, which got all dried up and were rarely eaten. We then hired a new chef, who in addition to using kale did things like slice up a tomato and make it look like a flower or a bird, and my fellow servers were surprised to see people taking the garnish and eating it. I replied, "It's food!"
  2. by   ellakate
    Saturday, I was working on call for HH, driving. When I was at a pt's home, a nurse friend of mine called me and asked for a special favor. She wanted me to give her an enema. No way. She was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, so I know that she needs help. But we were never that close. It made me creepy uncomfortable. When I told her No, she whined and said, Well, you are a nurse. I still feel like barfing. She doesn't want a friend, she wants a slave.
  3. by   beachmom
    We had a woman with a colostomy and "short gut syndrome." After she would eat, her body would shove the food through her gut so fast, she couldnt' get nourishment, and they were trying various things to try to make her gut hold onto the food.

    On the day I had her, she was eating humugous high calorie meals. About an hour later, she would put on her call light because her gut had finished "digesting" and sending out the food. She would empty her colostomy into two or three water pitchers. All I did was measure them and empty them into the toilet, but I had to fight not to gag. The colostomy contents included colorful bits of undigested food mixed with bits of soft brown, liquidy stool. The texture was that of vomit. The smell was a mixture of vomit and diarrhea.

    I was truly thankful she emptied her own colostomy. I hope they figured out how to fix her as it was a horrible thing to live with.
  4. by   secretlovers
    Omg this is the grossest ever!
  5. by   secretlovers
    Omgosh i dont know which story is worse
  6. by   Marissa2619
    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...........

    EEWWWW....!!!!
  7. by   Cthebigguy
    We had an elderly (pushing 100) year old woman, who was blind, had some for of dementia and was HoH. Someone (who shall remain written in my book of shame) gave her a brown cow (prune juice, milk of mag. and fiber powder) d/t no BM prev. 5 days... it worked better than intended and she went (filling up briefs, pads, and soaking beds) in about 45 min and was going the rest of the night (5 bed changes, 7 briefs, 6 pads, and countless wet wipes and trash bags). She decided to finger paint and EAT this foamy, brown, fecal matter and paint her walls with it. It was mutually decided that one of us would stay in there at all times to make sure she didn't do it again, switching out every hour.
  8. by   jamieslovingmom
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  9. by   sharpeimom
    when i was a fairly new nursing student, i went into my patient's room to collect his food tray and my patient (a delightful man in his upper 90's) who had scleroderma (sp.) casually handed me his right index finger along with his breakfast tray! aarruuugggghhhh! he just said, "here young lady. i won't be needing this anymore." yaaaaaaaaaaakk! i almost hurled onto his bed before i could escape...

    kathy
    sharpeimom
  10. by   fuzzywuzzy
    This is almost a horror story. We used to have one woman with a new colostomy that filled up very quickly with watery stool. It filled up so quickly that we needed to change it 3x a shift. One day I walked in there and found poo all over the bed because the wafer had started to come off. So I got the treatment nurse to get a new bag and we were putting it on when the ostomy squirted and some liquid poo went flying right past my ear! If I hadn't jumped away it probably would have landed in my eye! Blech. Not only that, but the site kept oozing blood- and that's what bothered me the most. Yuck yuck yuck.
  11. by   Nepenthe Sea
    Quote from rph3664
    Edit: I understand that Layne Staley and Kevin DuBrow, prominent musicians who OD'd and who were not reported missing (and whose bodies were not found) for 2 weeks and 6 days respectively, were found under similar circumstances to the man with the dog.
    Oh, Layne Staley. I am a big Alice in Chains fan, and even got to meet Layne at a concert when I was in high school. I cried when I heard he had died, especially because I heard that he had been dead for some time and it took awhile to identify him. I had not heard anything about dogs, though...But it's not surprising. A dog starving after the owner dies is going to be desperate to eat, unfortunately.
  12. by   Nepenthe Sea
    Quote from CNA_Coco
    I've had the patients-eating-leaves quite a few times! Surprising how many dangerous plants people bring in unknowingly!

    Family members once brought in a HUGE poinsettia plant and put it on the desk to brighten things up around Christmas-time. I think we sent out three or four of our patients that evening before someone finally decided to toss out the plant.

    Several times, I've noticed things like foxglove in bouquets.
    Actually, poinsetta is NOT toxic. I found this out some years ago when I was training for my Master Gardener certification. I saw a guy on tv, who owned a greenhouse, make a salad with poinsetta leaves to show that it's not poisonous to eat. I still wouldn't eat it, though!

    Foxglove IS poisonous, however...but it is also that plant that digitalis (Digoxin) comes from originally (Digitalis purpurea), interestingly enough.
  13. by   jnrsmommy
    Quote from Nepenthe Sea
    Actually, poinsetta is NOT toxic. I found this out some years ago when I was training for my Master Gardener certification. I saw a guy on tv, who owned a greenhouse, make a salad with poinsetta leaves to show that it's not poisonous to eat. I still wouldn't eat it, though!

    Foxglove IS poisonous, however...but it is also that plant that digitalis (Digoxin) comes from originally (Digitalis purpurea), interestingly enough.
    And once again, I have learned something new and interesting from this site!!!

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