What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 131

: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   GHGoonette
    Quote from RNrobert
    A homeless person was brought into the ER because she had a cast on her lower leg for over a year. Think a scoop of mint chip ice cream melting over an ice cream cone and you have a pretty good idea of what her leg looked like. The smell was so bad even the drug seekers were running for the door.
    ARRRGH! LUCKY I DON'T LIKE MINT CHIP ICE-CREAM!

    In future I'll never even look at the damn stuff!
  2. by   talaxandra
    Quote from RNrobert
    A homeless person was brought into the ER because she had a cast on her lower leg for over a year. Think a scoop of mint chip ice cream melting over an ice cream cone and you have a pretty good idea of what her leg looked like.
    I don't know what's nastier - the wound, or the description!
  3. by   infermierequebecoise
    This isnt something that happened to me, but was described by a colleague who worked GI for a while. She told me about this patient with a colostomy who kept being re-admitted because it would get infected and dehisced (spelling?)...After several interviews they figured out that it got that way because her husband decided it was an interesting alternative to usual sexual experiences...ugh...
  4. by   NuteRN
    ...Dude...That sounds like it would be an awkward experience.
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    I have read about this before on this website. Disgusting isn't it. But then I believe that placing a live rodent up one's anus is also disgusting.
  6. by   KingDom64
    I've worked in a nursing home for years and I've seen all kinds of demented little old people do the craziest stuff:

    A confused little old man opened up the charting station door, takes out a staff member's soda can, spits a big loogey in it, replaces the soda can & shuts the door (be careful of where you put your drinks!)

    One time as I'm walking up the long hallway towards the nurses station, I see an incontinent, confused lady wander up to the desk, pick up the telephone and proceed to stick the phone reciever down in her diaper, then hang the phone back up and walk away...

    This one very demented lady is known to try to eat everything she can get her hands on; she will dig through the trash to eat things. (she gets plenty of food to eat; in fact, she's gained 75lb since she came into the nsg home 3 yrs ago). One time she apparently ate a discarded glove from the trash. Nobody saw her do this, but it was evidenced by the glove coming out the other side during perineal care one day!!!
  7. by   rph3664
    Quote from infermierequebecoise
    This isnt something that happened to me, but was described by a colleague who worked GI for a while. She told me about this patient with a colostomy who kept being re-admitted because it would get infected and dehisced (spelling?)...After several interviews they figured out that it got that way because her husband decided it was an interesting alternative to usual sexual experiences...ugh...
    I've heard of this as a sexual fetish, and it's usually nonconsensual.
  8. by   kaiasunshine
    Quote from gpatry

    Is it bad that this thread actually makes me even more excited to start NS? :uhoh21:

    Oh ditto. I notice that the more I read these stories, the more horrified I am and the more pumped I am to start NS
  9. by   kaiasunshine
    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.



    HOW DO YOU FORGET A POTATO IN YOUR VAGINA?!?!?!?!!?! HOW?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!??!?!?!?!!

    Sorry, but I probably think of my own vagina at least once a damn day. HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY FORGET ABOUT IT FOR THAT LONG?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?
  10. by   Elizabeth A
    So,......She DID want fries with that!?!
  11. by   badphish
    Sory told to me at a BBQ by another medic-- they had a female prisoner that had stuck mashed potatoes and corn in her vagina to eat later. Yuck
  12. by   LeapfromLVNtoBSN
    Quote from ERNurse752
    Last night, walked into a room to give a pancreatitis pt some MSO4...the pt (rather large woman, covered in tattoos) was lying with her gown pulled up to her chest, with her leg hooked up over the side rail, showing me EVERYTHING. Everytime I walked into the room, that's just how she was...tried covering her up, and she went back to her exposed state every time...30-something, a/ox3... Blech!
    She was just trying to "air it out".....LOL
  13. by   sleepysnr
    I dont understand how people forget tampons and things in their vaginas and behinds. It makes me wonder what this world is coming to...

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