What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 118

: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 Fuzzy
    I just assisted in removing a 12 pound pus filled uterus from a 50 pound 8 year old dog. It was an open pyometria that could be smelled for miles. Green pus and blood dripping out of the vulva. Another reason to have your pets spayed.

    Fuzzy
    A vet tech who posts on another site I frequent said she once assisted on a c-section on a pit bull that had probably mated with a littermate. All 16 puppies were cyclops.
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from rph3664
    A vet tech who posts on another site I frequent said she once assisted on a c-section on a pit bull that had probably mated with a littermate. All 16 puppies were cyclops.
    How very sad. Those puppies didn't even have a chance at life.
  3. by   sharpeimom
    may ask one of you vet techs a quick question?

    we got two of our furkids from a no-kill shelter where they had been born. they're littermates. they were 14 weeks when we got them. that was almost 10 years ago. our vet was on medical leave and the sub who did their update vaccinations and rabies shots last week said they, in all likelihood, had different fathers.
    huh? can the same litter of kittens really have multiple fathers?
    a-n-d now <flourish>

    back to our regularly scheduled discussion... :d

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  4. by   Fuzzy
    Yes it's true a litter of kittens and puppies can have many diferent fathers. In fact this is quite common in aniamls that are allowed to roam and reprooduce at will. This happens because each puppy/kitten has its own egg and sperm (some people think that one sperm and egg are split much like what happens in twins. This is quite rare). The egg can be fertilized by many different sperm if the female is allowed to breed with many different males. The sperm usually lives from 3-5 days in the female reproductive tract, therefore insuring that as many eggs as possible are fertilized.

    Fuzzy
  5. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from fuzzy
    yes it's true a litter of kittens and puppies can have many diferent fathers. in fact this is quite common in aniamls that are allowed to roam and reprooduce at will. this happens because each puppy/kitten has its own egg and sperm (some people think that one sperm and egg are split much like what happens in twins. this is quite rare). the egg can be fertilized by many different sperm if the female is allowed to breed with many different males. the sperm usually lives from 3-5 days in the female reproductive tract, therefore insuring that as many eggs as possible are fertilized.

    fuzzy
    thanks fuzzy!

    i knew each critter had its own egg and sperm and that they were all singletons, but i guess i always
    assumed that because the mother had mated with a male, all the resulting babies would be that males
    offspring. oh well... you know what happens when you assume! eleanor and franklin's mom was a street kitty and i'm quite sure she mated more than once, now that i think it through. her babies were born the very same night she was rescued.

    frankie and ellie are as different physiologically as two members of the same species could possibly be, with regard to size, coat, temperment etc., and both are sweeties.

    kathy
    shar pei mom

    and mama to frank, eleanor, ezra, david, ulysses, artie, spencer and mannie the wonderdog
  6. by   Nepenthe Sea
    Quote from sharpeimom
    may ask one of you vet techs a quick question?

    we got two of our furkids from a no-kill shelter where they had been born. they're littermates. they were 14 weeks when we got them. that was almost 10 years ago. our vet was on medical leave and the sub who did their update vaccinations and rabies shots last week said they, in all likelihood, had different fathers.
    huh? can the same litter of kittens really have multiple fathers?
    a-n-d now <flourish>

    back to our regularly scheduled discussion... :d

    kathy
    shar pei mom


    multiples in humans can have different fathers. i have a set of twins, and one of the books about twins i have says that it is possible for fraternal twins to have different fathers, if there are two eggs present and the mother has sex with more than one man in a short time period (don't remember the specific time period). it's very uncommon, but possible. (mine have the same father, btw. )
  7. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from nepenthe sea
    multiples in humans can have different fathers. i have a set of twins, and one of the books about twins i have says that it is possible for fraternal twins to have different fathers, if there are two eggs present and the mother has sex with more than one man in a short time period (don't remember the specific time period). it's very uncommon, but possible. (mine have the same father, btw. )
    i was a triplet. i had identical twin brothers that did not survive because they were conjoined and, as a result, i've always been fascinated with multiple births. i'm sure that given this mama kitty's lifestyle on the street, she mated more than once.

    thanks for answering my question.

    kathy
    shar pei mom
    Last edit by sharpeimom on Jan 23, '10 : Reason: typo
  8. by   Nepenthe Sea
    Quote from sharpeimom
    i was a triplet. i had identical twin brothers that did not survive because they were conjoined and, as a result, i've always been facinated with multiple births. i'm sure that given this mama kitty's lifestyle on the street, she mated more than once.

    thanks for answering my question.

    kathy
    shar pei mom
    wow! that's very interesting. i have always been interested in multiples, as well. i was very surprised to learn that twins can have different fathers. in fact, because of that, they can also be different races, if one father is one race and the other father is another race. genetics are so fascinating, aren't they?
  9. by   sharpeimom
    genetics can be so interesting to study. when my husband and i had had several unsuccessful pregnancies, we underwent genetic testing and after many many tests and questions, were told that we're too genetically similar to have a healthy baby. weird, because we're unrelated, different nationalities,
    grew up in different geographic areas, neither of us is adopted. while we don't look alike at all, the first time my mom met my husband, she said (when he was out of the room) that he could almost have been her son, based on hair and skin tone, eye color.

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  10. by   Nepenthe Sea
    Quote from sharpeimom
    genetics can be so interesting to study. when my husband and i had had several unsuccessful pregnancies, we underwent genetic testing and after many many tests and questions, were told that we're too genetically similar to have a healthy baby. weird, because we're unrelated, different nationalities,
    grew up in different geographic areas, neither of us is adopted. while we don't look alike at all, the first time my mom met my husband, she said (when he was out of the room) that he could almost have been her son, based on hair and skin tone, eye color.

    kathy
    shar pei mom
    that's strange! but yes, the results of the genetic lottery are very intriguing.
  11. by   Laboratorian
    FYI my dear nurses: when someone leaves a tampon in for 3+ months, do not send the tampon in a cup for a culture. Just swab the green, yellow, black, & gray mucus off of it and throw it away; because that is what the lab is gonna do anyway. It smells to high hell.
  12. by   rph3664
    Quote from sharpeimom
    may ask one of you vet techs a quick question?

    we got two of our furkids from a no-kill shelter where they had been born. they're littermates. they were 14 weeks when we got them. that was almost 10 years ago. our vet was on medical leave and the sub who did their update vaccinations and rabies shots last week said they, in all likelihood, had different fathers.
    huh? can the same litter of kittens really have multiple fathers?
    a-n-d now <flourish>

    back to our regularly scheduled discussion... :d

    kathy
    shar pei mom
    not only is the answer yes, but there have been several documented cases of fraternal twins who did not have the same father. in most of the ones i have read about, it was obvious because the fathers were not the same race, but in one case, the mother's guess as to which child belonged to which father was incorrect.
  13. by   Angvigarcia23
    HI, Im new here but this discussion caught my eye, morbid curiosity i suppose. I have only been in this industry for 6 years, but in that time I feel like I have seen a life time's worth of gross. I have a couple stories to share.
    Once my fellow co worker and I were giving a patient a bed bath and she was a lady that refused to shower in the entire 2 weeks she was with us, we had hidden her clothes so she would not wear her urine soaked sweater any longer. I digress, my colleague is cleaning her up and she starts to moan, being the young and innocent minded one, I asked if she was in pain, and she says.." Don't mind me MOANING its from the PLEASURE you girls are giving me, I just get so aroused." We finished and in the hall way I kept calling my friend Magic Fingers.
    On that note I once had a pt that was a very large lady, to my recollection about 670lbs. When I would bathe her, she would moan and tell me I wasn't cleaning her enough and I needed to get deeper, and she jsut kept saying deeper go deeper, and after throwing up a little in my mouth, and being groped by this woman, I ended the shower.
    I have a few more jems, but dont really feel like typing them out, maybe later?!! All of the stories I read before this were awesome , in that cringe-worthy kind of way.

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