What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 115

: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   natalia13
    Quote from yazisizit
    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 usual for her safety. She was our designated resident nightmare geri from hell, so she was placed near the Nurse's station.

    So we are chilling out at the Nurse's station, chatting and trying to get through another night...

    Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I see our lady in question standing in the dimly lit doorway of her room!

    I instantly leap out and run to her. As I approach her, she appears to be falling towards me, so I meet her in a bear hug...my arms around her waste, and her arms around my shoulders.

    As I catch the lady, I notice a very strong smell of feces, and I feel something warm on my hands, arms and shoulders...

    My fellow heroes come in behind me, and as the lights are turned on, my worst fears are instantly realized.

    Yes, I caught the poor old lady with a good old bear hung football catch, but I was also covered in the lady's feces.

    As I look at her, she has feces smeared all over her arms and hands... (and even her face!)

    And of course, now so did I!

    Oh thats terrible!!!!! how on earth did you get yourself cleaned up!? lol I feel for you! im a clean freak and if that happened to me i think i would be scrubbing my skin for an hour and then burn my scrubs hahaha...
  2. by   natalia13
    Quote from Shelleygrl32
    :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!

    ***! THATS SO NASTY!!!
  3. by   KinshuKiba
    Not really a patient story, but disturbing nevertheless: I work the night shift in a large, Level 1 Trauma EC. One early morning, about 2 or so, the lobby was empty, our few patients were sleeping, and we were sitting around shooting the breeze. The housekeeper wandered over to the desk, and had this weird look on her face. I asked her what was wrong, and she said, "Well, I was cleaning the men's bathroom [in the lobby] and found something." I asked her what she had found, wondering what could have bothered her so much, and she motioned me over to her trash cart. There, nestled on top of a pile of used paper towels, was a large, purple, vibrating dildo.
  4. by   KinshuKiba
    Not mine but a good one: My friend Sue was working as a traveler for a small ER somewhere in Arizona. One day, they had an older woman come in complaining of green leaves growing out of her vagina. So, naturally, they work her up as a psych consult. But after talking to the woman for a while, everyone decided that she seemed pretty lucid. Somebody goes, "Did we ever stop to look?" So they set her up for a pelvic examine, and lo, there are indeed green leaves growing between her legs! Apparently, the woman had a history of vaginal prolapse and at some point, someone told her that she could remedy this by inserting a potato. It worked, but she forgot to take it out, leaving it to take root and grow. The roots were so tightly wound into the tissue of her uterus that she was forced to undergo an emergency hysterectomy.
  5. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from kinshukiba
    not mine but a good one: my friend sue was working as a traveler for a small er somewhere in arizona. one day, they had an older woman come in complaining of green leaves growing out of her vagina. so, naturally, they work her up as a psych consult. but after talking to the woman for a while, everyone decided that she seemed pretty lucid. somebody goes, "did we ever stop to look?" so they set her up for a pelvic examine, and lo, there are indeed green leaves growing between her legs! apparently, the woman had a history of vaginal prolapse and at some point, someone told her that she could remedy this by inserting a potato. it worked, but she forgot to take it out, leaving it to take root and grow. the roots were so tightly wound into the tissue of her uterus that she was forced to undergo an emergency hysterectomy.
    yikes! and eek!

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  6. by   Nepenthe Sea
    The sweet potato is supposed to be an old folk cure for vaginal prolapse, and even yeast infections, if I remember correctly. I have read so many stories involving that very scenario! And, yes, sometimes the roots grow into the tissue so much that hysterectomies are performed. I think I would be more than a little alarmed by a patient with a vine growing out of her girly parts!
  7. by   nitenite
    Quote from KinshuKiba
    Not mine but a good one: My friend Sue was working as a traveler for a small ER somewhere in Arizona. One day, they had an older woman come in complaining of green leaves growing out of her vagina. So, naturally, they work her up as a psych consult. But after talking to the woman for a while, everyone decided that she seemed pretty lucid. Somebody goes, "Did we ever stop to look?" So they set her up for a pelvic examine, and lo, there are indeed green leaves growing between her legs! Apparently, the woman had a history of vaginal prolapse and at some point, someone told her that she could remedy this by inserting a potato. It worked, but she forgot to take it out, leaving it to take root and grow. The roots were so tightly wound into the tissue of her uterus that she was forced to undergo an emergency hysterectomy.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
  8. by   jessicarnbsnocn1
    I recently admitted a 500lb patient who had been sent to the ER from her home by her family members for the nebulous excuse of...altered mental status (at my facility this is code for get SNF placement for patient). The patient arrived without the benefit of report, so I did not know the size of the lady, and she was squeezed into a regular bed without the transporters removing the six draw sheets from underneath her which contained all of her incontinence for the past 12 hours she had sat in the ER! At this point the patient, who claims to be "independent" at home as recently as that morning, suddenly announces she cannot move any longer, even to turn and use a bedpan. She then demands a foley catheter, as "they do this every time I come in." My only option is to place her in a lift attached to the ceiling and lift her up to the point that I, with the help of six staff members and a penlight, finally locate the urethra. The patient had such "independent" hygiene that she was covered in excrement and a raging fungal infection-and after some very vigorous pericare-I had to actually crouch underneath her to angle the catheter in the correct direction. While this is ongoing, the patient starts to dribble urine directly on me in front of most of the staff of the unit! I am happy to say that the catheter was successfully placed on the first try-and the patient miraculously did not contract a UTI!
  9. by   jnrsmommy
    Quote from jessicarnbsnocn1
    I recently admitted a 500lb patient who had been sent to the ER from her home by her family members for the nebulous excuse of...altered mental status (at my facility this is code for get SNF placement for patient). The patient arrived without the benefit of report, so I did not know the size of the lady, and she was squeezed into a regular bed without the transporters removing the six draw sheets from underneath her which contained all of her incontinence for the past 12 hours she had sat in the ER! At this point the patient, who claims to be "independent" at home as recently as that morning, suddenly announces she cannot move any longer, even to turn and use a bedpan. She then demands a foley catheter, as "they do this every time I come in." My only option is to place her in a lift attached to the ceiling and lift her up to the point that I, with the help of six staff members and a penlight, finally locate the urethra. The patient had such "independent" hygiene that she was covered in excrement and a raging fungal infection-and after some very vigorous pericare-I had to actually crouch underneath her to angle the catheter in the correct direction. While this is ongoing, the patient starts to dribble urine directly on me in front of most of the staff of the unit! I am happy to say that the catheter was successfully placed on the first try-and the patient miraculously did not contract a UTI!
    My husband is next to me saying ewwwwww, and I'm sitting here shuddering w/ revulsion and partly relief that it was not me. Oh, how I feel for you on that one!!
  10. by   hollybear1414
    word to the wise- dont ever read this thread whilst drinking a bottle of beer, eating clam chowder and chocolate pudding for dessert.

    :uhoh21:
  11. by   fuzzywuzzy
    Quote from KinshuKiba
    Not mine but a good one: My friend Sue was working as a traveler for a small ER somewhere in Arizona. One day, they had an older woman come in complaining of green leaves growing out of her vagina. So, naturally, they work her up as a psych consult. But after talking to the woman for a while, everyone decided that she seemed pretty lucid. Somebody goes, "Did we ever stop to look?" So they set her up for a pelvic examine, and lo, there are indeed green leaves growing between her legs! Apparently, the woman had a history of vaginal prolapse and at some point, someone told her that she could remedy this by inserting a potato. It worked, but she forgot to take it out, leaving it to take root and grow. The roots were so tightly wound into the tissue of her uterus that she was forced to undergo an emergency hysterectomy.
    The potato actually grew and thrived in the very place "where the sun don't shine?"
  12. by   2shihtzus
    Do not turn a patient without checking to make sure his rectal tube is taped securely to his buttcheek. If it isnt securely taped to his buttcheek, it will fly out of his arse at the speed of light and spray you with liquid poo.

    Do not run to the bathroom, strip your poo-scrubs off and stand in the shower and ring the call bell. It will take at least 10 minutes for someone to answer your call, and another 20 for them to bring you some OR scrubs.
  13. by   KinshuKiba
    fuzzywuzzy: That's what Sue said. Mind you, I wasn't there, but I don't think Sue was the kind of person to lie...

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