What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 119

: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 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 being groped by this woman, I ended the shower.
    You mean you didn't use your magic fingers forcefully enough??? Thank you for the huge laugh!!
  2. by   pca_85
    You KNOW you're in the medical field when you can read all these stories while eating and not drop a crumb.
  3. by   NurseNinaFla
    The sickest I ever got was stepping off the elevator and the patients room directly across from me was drinking his denture water,when I mentioned it to my supervisor she started wretching and gagging (that was the funniest part!
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from NurseNinaFla
    The sickest I ever got was stepping off the elevator and the patients room directly across from me was drinking his denture water,when I mentioned it to my supervisor she started wretching and gagging (that was the funniest part!
  5. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from 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.

    bbbbbllllleeeeccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    yyeerrcccchhhh!

    excuse mw while i go and get a washtub full of vicks and a rather large barf bag...


    kathy
    shar pei mom
  6. by   sethmctenn
    This thread is exactly like watching a car accident. I want to look away but somehow I can't
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    You would think that she would have gotten that lethal infection called Reyes Syndrome from that nasty thing.
  8. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from franemtnurse
    you would think that she would have gotten that lethal infection called reyes syndrome from that nasty thing.
    when i was in college, i forgot all about a tampon until the smell reminded me.

    i really don't understand how that woman could possibly let it go as long as she did.


    kathy
    shar pei mom
  9. by   JDZ344
    These stories are just gross! I think I may not eat for a week now.
    Last edit by JDZ344 on May 22, '14
  10. by   HollyHobby
    My story isn't nearly as awful as many of the others, but it was the one time I truly lost it. I've been pooped on, vomited on, and seen many icky things, but this was the one time I broke down.

    We were turning a dead gentleman to place him in the body bag, and I was up near his head when we turned him towards me. Suddenly, I felt something cold running down my leg and into my shoe. I looked down and saw/smelled dead bowel liquid running out of his mouth, onto me. I think it was the unnatural COLDNESS of the fluid that was so disturbing.

    I was like, "Oh! Help! Help!" A nurse's aide led me to the shower and got me plenty of soap and fresh scrubs.

    I'm usually the one with a cool head who can handle the crisis situation, but being puked on by a dead man freaked me out. They still laugh about the time I got Zombie Juice on me.
  11. by   HollyHobby
    This one didn't happen to me, but it happened to my good friend, and it's a classic.

    The patient was an unfortunate woman who'd been ejected from her car and then laid in a ditch for an unknown length of time until she was discovered. She had severe basilar skull fractures, and it was summer in Texas.

    A few nights later, my friend was bathing her. She was washing the patient's face when suddenly a stream of hundreds of maggots came spewing out of the patient's nose. Maggots were everywhere: squirming on the patient's mouth, her chin, her gown, falling off the sides of the bed.

    My friend, who is the most excellent ICU nurse and as cool as a cucumber, screamed like a little girl. The phlebotomist was drawing blood at that moment; when Jeni started screaming, he immediately ran away, out of the room, leaving the needle in the patient's arm. The rest of the staff took one look at Jeni's ashen face and thought she was about to die; someone grabbed the crash cart.

    To this day, ten years later, Jeni has never eaten rice again.
  12. by   Chewie_123
    Wow. I have been following this thread for a good two years... and this story is the one that has gotten me closest to puking!
  13. by   meintheUSA
    that would be enough for me to RUN, not walk, away from nursing... Poor thing. She needs a shrink, sofa, and a long vacation....

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