What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 123

: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   futurenurseheather
    Quote from Jussurfin
    If you don't like ants, don't click on this link:
    http://www.couriermail.news.com.au/c...5E1702,00.html

    I HATE ants..but i was a little disappointed when this link didn't work...lol
  2. by   RescueNinja
    Quote from nitenite
    Late last night, I went to refill the water glass of a pt and discovered they were using it as a spittoon for their lung butter.
    I thought I was the only one who called it "lung butter!" Are we related??
  3. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from delgadojbc
    Grossest thing that happened to me. The FIRST and ONLY time I wore my hair down, in a half ponytail. Think long, thick curly hair. My poor patient started coughing and then vomiting what I thought was phlegm...turns out he had end stage lung CA and what landed in my curls was lung tissue. My lunch barely stayed down and I almost ran but he was so embarassed he started to cry. I swallowed the chunks and reassured him it was OK and no big deal. Poor little guy passed the next day when the pulmonologist tried to intubate.

    His lung hunks landed in your curls so you swallowed them. OK! Girl, you are leaving something out!
  4. by   Intern67
    Quote from Kooky Korky
    His lung hunks landed in your curls so you swallowed them. OK! Girl, you are leaving something out!
    I think she meant she swallowed back the chunks threatening to move up from her own tummy.
  5. by   rudeRN
    We had a guy come scraming to our ER entrance and falling on the floor, grabbing his head. We got him an exam room, and he told us there is "something in there" and then grab his head and thrash around on the cart. We finally got it out of him that something was digging in his ear. We put some mineral oil in his ear and a 1 inch black beetle came scurring out! It still creeps me out thinking about it. Reminded me of a horror movie.
  6. by   Sergeant'sDaughter
    Ok, i've been following this thread for a while and I must admit, you all have WAY stronger stomachs than me. I, personally, am not a nurse and want to pursue a living as a teacher or in law enforcement, but the medical field has always fascinated me. My dad used to work both an ambulance and shifts in a hospital. I'm not sure what that classified him as, but BOY have I heard some stories.
  7. by   darrarizer
    I'm so sorry he slapped you. I think/hope maybe he was just so far gone he didn't know what he was doing. god bless ya. ... oops, should have quoted, replying to a post on pg. 4!
  8. by   darrarizer
    Quote from Sodie
    I had a patient one time with can\cer to the mandible. He had gone to the doctor, went through surgery, but they were unable to get it all. I was a fairly new nurse. When I began taking care of him, his face looked grusesome. By the tiime he died 6 months later, his face was literally falling or flaking off. Just about everytime I went into his room, he would be looking in the mirror and peeling pieces of his flesh off. It was really sad. The nurses were applying neosporin to thepeeling areas several times a day. When we would wipe znd clean the old neosporin off, it was like pieces of skin would wipe off. The night before he died, he had become unresponsive on day shift. I was wroking 3-11. I noticed that he was unresponsive when I came in that shift. At about 7 pm, his call light went on. It kind of freaked me out at first when his call light went off because he hadn't really moved the whole shift and I had been unsuccessful in arousing him. When I entered the room. he had family visiting (I had never seen any family before). the atient was sitting on side of the bed fully awke. He said "I need pain medicine". I went to get the shot. When I returned a gave him the shot. He then sat on side of the bed. As I stood there he began staring at me. All of a sudden out of nowhere, his hand flies up and slapped me across the left side of my face. He left tears burning my eyes. His family jumped up and told him that he could not hit the nurse. Guess what? Stupid me stood there in shock so long that he hit me again. I kleft the room, the family apolocized and left. The patient was unresponsive a little later. he died in the middle of the night !! I will never forget how bad his face looked and the look in his eyes when he hit me !!
    Here it is.
  9. by   Alliesangel
    I was working in ER at the time an older gentleman came in by ambulance who had recently had abdominal surgery. He still had some staples in but apparently he had not been checking his incision and had not asked anyone else to either. (doubtful he went to his f/u appt. with the MD either) The incision was beginning to dehisce. A few of us nurses were hanging out at the nurses station when one of the nurses came running in and said she needed help. We all came running and apparently this patient had coughed and the few staples he did have popped off and his intestines were actually sitting on his lap. He was a fairly large man so he could not see past his belly and was asking, "why is everyone running around". I had asked him if he was having any pain and he had said no. I was very surprised and even the paramedics and EMT's were a little freaked by the episode. Me? I am a little on the sick side and thought it was kinda cool. Very textbook looking intestines.
  10. by   RescueNinja
    Quote from Alliesangel
    I was working in ER at the time an older gentleman came in by ambulance who had recently had abdominal surgery. He still had some staples in but apparently he had not been checking his incision and had not asked anyone else to either. (doubtful he went to his f/u appt. with the MD either) The incision was beginning to dehisce. A few of us nurses were hanging out at the nurses station when one of the nurses came running in and said she needed help. We all came running and apparently this patient had coughed and the few staples he did have popped off and his intestines were actually sitting on his lap. He was a fairly large man so he could not see past his belly and was asking, "why is everyone running around". I had asked him if he was having any pain and he had said no. I was very surprised and even the paramedics and EMT's were a little freaked by the episode. Me? I am a little on the sick side and thought it was kinda cool. Very textbook looking intestines.
    *waves hello to a fellow sicko! *
  11. by   rudeRN
    I have never seen that, but would LOVE IT!!!!
  12. by   RescueNinja
    Quote from rudeRN
    I have never seen that, but would LOVE IT!!!!
    Me too!! I think it should be mandatory for nurses to take pictures when someone eviscerates...kidding!! (kinda) Glad buddy wasn't in pain! I would have guessed bowels on the loose wouldn't feel the greatest.
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Alliesangel
    I was working in ER at the time an older gentleman came in by ambulance who had recently had abdominal surgery. He still had some staples in but apparently he had not been checking his incision and had not asked anyone else to either. (doubtful he went to his f/u appt. with the MD either) The incision was beginning to dehisce. A few of us nurses were hanging out at the nurses station when one of the nurses came running in and said she needed help. We all came running and apparently this patient had coughed and the few staples he did have popped off and his intestines were actually sitting on his lap. He was a fairly large man so he could not see past his belly and was asking, "why is everyone running around". I had asked him if he was having any pain and he had said no. I was very surprised and even the paramedics and EMT's were a little freaked by the episode. Me? I am a little on the sick side and thought it was kinda cool. Very textbook looking intestines.
    I saw my mother's intestines laying out on her right thigh when I was a child. I was fascinated at the sight of them. She didn't say she was in any pain either. Back then the doctor came with the ambulance and took her to the hospital. She did get peritonitis with it which made her stay longer than usual. Her injury was a farming related injury. She slipped on a dew covered step on the hay mower as she was getting on it, and she landed on .the handle that operated the cutting knife

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