What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 137

: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   carolmaccas66
    Quote from Leonca
    Hello, all! I've been following this thread for years, and I've finally decided to sign up so I can join in the discussion. It has brought me much understanding in the field of human medicine and appeals to my morbid sense of humor as well.
    Welcome! I love hearing stories from the vet side of nursing, so keep them coming - they are very entertaining (and distracts me from nursing humans!)
    Carol
  2. by   carolmaccas66
    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...
    That reminds me of a nurse who told me years ago re a patient's colostomy - it was really disgusting looking and purulent, leaking foul smelling fluid etc. Anyway they did a swab - and results showed the patient had ghonorrhoea in her colostomy site! She was apparently a postitute and offered her clients a different kind of sexual encounter!
    I often wonder how people enjoy doing things like this, and would it hurt the patient?
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from carolmaccas66
    I just ate lunch and had a coffee and then read this. For the love of God that is so utterly revolting! Did this patient have dementia or short term memory loss?? What is wrong with some of these people?!
    They most likely have dementia and don't think anything about it because they most likely have lost the ability to think correctly.
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from carolmaccas66
    That reminds me of a nurse who told me years ago re a patient's colostomy - it was really disgusting looking and purulent, leaking foul smelling fluid etc. Anyway they did a swab - and results showed the patient had ghonorrhoea in her colostomy site! She was apparently a postitute and offered her clients a different kind of sexual encounter!
    I often wonder how people enjoy doing things like this, and would it hurt the patient?
    Now that IS what I call GROSS and DISGUSTiNG.
  5. by   Trekfan
    Quote from carolmaccas66
    That reminds me of a nurse who told me years ago re a patient's colostomy - it was really disgusting looking and purulent, leaking foul smelling fluid etc. Anyway they did a swab - and results showed the patient had ghonorrhoea in her colostomy site! She was apparently a postitute and offered her clients a different kind of sexual encounter!
    I often wonder how people enjoy doing things like this, and would it hurt the patient?

    Wow just wow
  6. by   carolmaccas66
    Many years ago now, I was not a RN. I worked in a clinical nursing HR unit. Anyway the RN who taught CPR and I worked together a lot on differing projects of hers. She told me an horrific story one day, and swore this was true.
    She used to work as an ambo (paramedic) and she and her partner were called out to a car accident one day. She was fairly new and young. Anyway, they got to the MVA scene, and whilst one ambo assessed and worked on the people in one car, she was told to go check out the other one. She sprinted over, peered in through the wreckage and saw one lady in the front of the car, obviously dead at the wheel. But as she leaned in the car more, she saw something lying on a pillow in the next seat with a seat belt kind of around it and the pillow (everything was scrunched and messed up due to the accident). She told me she couldn't figure out what she was looking at and thought it was a small dead dog or puppy. Then, when she glanced up at the windscreen and saw what was on there, she looked back at the thing lying on the pillow, realised what it was, staggered over to the side of the road and just vomited non-stop.
    She was looking at this dead woman's baby, whom the woman had placed on a pillow on the other seat, but the force of the seat belt and gravity of the car being hit had literally torn off this baby's head, so that all my friend could see was a partial stump of bloody God knows what and the baby's brains were splattered all over the windscreen. She said there were clumps of hair and lumps of brain still sliding down the windscreen, and she had never seen anything so horrific then or since. My friend quit after that incident and went into hospital nursing.
    I told my cousin this story who used to put her baby on a pillow in the front seat (highly illegal now!), and she replied: 'Oh that would never happen to me, I'm very careful!' It's not YOUR driving I was worried about, it's other PEOPLE.
    So many people live in denial, it really scares me.
  7. by   zbb13
    By the way, some of your stories are grosser than gross. Is there such a thing as "too much information"? Just wondering....
    Last edit by zbb13 on Feb 19, '11
  8. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from zbb13
    by the way, some of your stories are grosser than gross. is there such a thing as "too much information"? just wondering....
    on this thread?? heck no!
  9. by   FutureNurse_8708
    I am absolutely LOVING the stories! Please keep them coming!!
  10. by   carolmaccas66
    I don't know if someone was saying my stories are gross, but they are all true. This story was told to me verbatim as is (as much as I can remember anyway) - it was from 20 odd years back. Nursing IS gross, sorry if you cannot handle it, don't do nursing. You need to face up to the reality of accidents, death, - I could go on. That's life when you are nurse, simple reality.
    I suggest if you don't like the stories on here, please stop reading them.
  11. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from carolmaccas66
    I don't know if someone was saying my stories are gross, but they are all true. This story was told to me verbatim as is (as much as I can remember anyway) - it was from 20 odd years back. Nursing IS gross, sorry if you cannot handle it, don't do nursing. You need to face up to the reality of accidents, death, - I could go on. That's life when you are nurse, simple reality.
    I suggest if you don't like the stories on here, please stop reading them.

    You know what, Carol?

    Keep telling them!

    Are some of them graphic? Yes, but maybe, just maybe, a story like the one with the baby on the pillow may keep another person from making that choice, and could literally save a life!
  12. by   JDZ344
    Quote from carolmaccas66
    That reminds me of a nurse who told me years ago re a patient's colostomy - it was really disgusting looking and purulent, leaking foul smelling fluid etc. Anyway they did a swab - and results showed the patient had ghonorrhoea in her colostomy site! She was apparently a postitute and offered her clients a different kind of sexual encounter!
    I often wonder how people enjoy doing things like this, and would it hurt the patient?
    i wonder if this is actually a true story, anywhere? There is a nurse at our hospital who swears up and down he took care of a woman who came to A&E with an infected stoma site and it was +ve for STDs because the husband had been "using" it. I think this story floats around every hospital! I refuse to believe it's true because it's just TOO gross! (please, nobody shatter my illusion!)
  13. by   annister
    Quote from carolmaccas66
    Many years ago now, I was not a RN. I worked in a clinical nursing HR unit. Anyway the RN who taught CPR and I worked together a lot on differing projects of hers. She told me an horrific story one day, and swore this was true.
    She used to work as an ambo (paramedic) and she and her partner were called out to a car accident one day. She was fairly new and young. Anyway, they got to the MVA scene, and whilst one ambo assessed and worked on the people in one car, she was told to go check out the other one. She sprinted over, peered in through the wreckage and saw one lady in the front of the car, obviously dead at the wheel. But as she leaned in the car more, she saw something lying on a pillow in the next seat with a seat belt kind of around it and the pillow (everything was scrunched and messed up due to the accident). She told me she couldn't figure out what she was looking at and thought it was a small dead dog or puppy. Then, when she glanced up at the windscreen and saw what was on there, she looked back at the thing lying on the pillow, realised what it was, staggered over to the side of the road and just vomited non-stop.
    She was looking at this dead woman's baby, whom the woman had placed on a pillow on the other seat, but the force of the seat belt and gravity of the car being hit had literally torn off this baby's head, so that all my friend could see was a partial stump of bloody God knows what and the baby's brains were splattered all over the windscreen. She said there were clumps of hair and lumps of brain still sliding down the windscreen, and she had never seen anything so horrific then or since. My friend quit after that incident and went into hospital nursing.
    I told my cousin this story who used to put her baby on a pillow in the front seat (highly illegal now!), and she replied: 'Oh that would never happen to me, I'm very careful!' It's not YOUR driving I was worried about, it's other PEOPLE.
    So many people live in denial, it really scares me.
    of all the stories I've read in this thread, I'm certain this one would have landed me in some prolonged psychotherapy. I have a horror story of my own but I will spare it for the moment (or maybe until my therapy is successful, lol!)

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