What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 138

: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   LPNweezy
    2 words. GI bleed.
  2. by   carolmaccas66
    Quote from annister
    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!)
    I actually cleaned that story up a bit TBH. She saw worse than that but I'm not going into it - some people on here cannot handle it.
  3. by   FutureNurse_8708
    carolmccas66...I can't believe you left out some details!!! That is a gruesome story, but it was very intriguing to me...I guess I'm weird.
  4. by   Sergeant'sDaughter
    My mother-in-law (Who has been a nurse for about 20 years not) and I recently traded stories..Mine from this site, of course. I was telling a story of an obese patient from here and she gave me this little treasure to share. When she was working one night (She's graveyard shift) they had a very..large patient come in. We're talking about 700 pounds here. She was working when she hears this giant..almost booming sound. It turns out that the patient had fallen. She didn't tell me of any injuries to the patient, but apparently the part that made her night was when a nurse from the second floor(This was on the third) came running up the stairs, looking scared out of her mind. Apparently, everyone on the second floor had felt it and honestly thought there was an earthquake.

    Also on the same subject, she told me about a large woman who they had to put a foley catheter in. It took five people. Two on each leg to hold them far enough apart and one nurse in the middle. This middle nurse had a trash bag over her entire arm, plus a glove, but thankfully managed to find the entrance and get it in the first time!
    Last edit by Sergeant'sDaughter on Feb 25, '11 : Reason: Needed to add another story.
  5. by   rph3664
    Quote from FutureNurse_8708
    carolmccas66...I can't believe you left out some details!!! That is a gruesome story, but it was very intriguing to me...I guess I'm weird.
    If this is about the baby who was killed in the car accident, I really think that any prospective EMS students should read them, unabridged of course, and see photos if available. It's NOT like it was on "Emergency."

    There are a series of posts earlier in this thread from someone who dealt with some very grisly industrial accidents, and what REALLY happens to a body that isn't found for several days or weeks.
  6. by   mozella
    A resident at my nursing home had died at about 8am and the funeral home didn't pick him up until around 2pm. He was a large man around 400lbs. When we moved him over to the guerney (took 8 people to do) and funeral home guy strapped him in all this black stuff ran out of his mouth and into his eyes and ears and down his neck. I just kept coming out. sooo gross. we had to wrap his head with a bunch of towels and it was soaking thru them. finally the guy just zipped him up and hurried him out. Thankfully his family members were already gone.
  7. by   stelat2010
    Ughhh. One time, the nurse and I were changing a dressing on an unconscious patient. Apparently, the patient had upset stomach. We had her lying on the side, when all of the sudden, we heard "praaaaaa". Diarrhea sprayed all over the nurse's scrubs. I couldn't stop laughing. The nurse's facial expression was priceless.
  8. by   zbb13
    "by the way, some of your stories are grosser than gross. is there such a thing as "too much information"? just wondering...."

    i didn't mean to offend anyone here.......i really said this "tongue in cheek." if i didn't want to continue reading these stories, i would go elsewhere. my comment was really in place of a post i wrote about my very first patient in nursing school (i didn't finish nursing due to illness) and i saw how incredibly tame it was by comparison...so i was wondering out loud.
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    mozella re: what is your most gross, yucky, disgusting nursing horror story?
    <hr style="" size="1"> a resident at my nursing home had died at about 8am and the funeral home didn't pick him up until around 2pm. he was a large man around 400lbs. when we moved him over to the guerney (took 8 people to do) and funeral home guy strapped him in all this black stuff ran out of his mouth and into his eyes and ears and down his neck. i just kept coming out. sooo gross. we had to wrap his head with a bunch of towels and it was soaking thru them. finally the guy just zipped him up and hurried him out. thankfully his family members were already gone.

    back in 2007, i vomited black stuff too. the administrator of the hospice house where i was living, had accompanied me in the er. she came to see me the next day, and told me i vomited 2 and a half litres of black stuff, and that she had never seen such a sight. i think it must have been partially digested systemic blood since i was very tachy 135> sustained plus was on 15 litres of o2 via full face mask. i don't remember most of that, nor being hospitalized, but about a week later, i went into kidney failure. my urine was also black.
  10. by   ohio1965
    my mother had a man come in to ER C/O itching on his face......it was covered in maggots!!!! My story while in clinicals assisting my instructor with suctioning a trach a large brown mucus plug hit my mouth !!!I held my composure. Been working in LTC for 8 years sorta getting used to this kinda thing. All I could think of was Welcome to nursing .
  11. by   caregiver1977
    Quote from BRANDY LPN
    i had a male LTC res. once who would stick various objects in his rear when ever he was mad at the staff, the list includes but is def. not limited to: T-shirts, washclothes, the arm rest of a wheel chair, forks (after that he was only allowed spoons on his dinner tray), and the worst one was his roommates teeth. (sorta gives a whole new meaning to bite my ***.) BTW the facility had to buy new teeth for the roommate.
    This one made me laugh until I cried!!
  12. by   nursecharER
    One of my nurse friends had one pt who was homeless. This middle-aged lady came in with c/o "a funny feeling in her vagina". Pt states she was getting it on with another homeless gentleman and that they needed some kind of lube and the best solution they had found was old mayo found in a garbage dumpster. Turns out this mayo must have had maggot eggs residing in it....pt's "funny feeling" was her vagina full of hatched maggots......

    thank god i didn`t have to see that...im fine with any body fluids from any orifice....but insects residing in a human body in any means.....no thanks.
  13. by   DeeAngel
    OK so at work last night I heard this little gem of a story;

    Man has a Foley catheter, all well and good so far. When the nurse went to check the catheter, that it was draining properly and secured to the inner thigh with a device that keeps it from pulling she noticed that it was not in the securement device. The catheter was stuffed all the way into the bladder right up to the irrigation port near the end, pretty much about 14 + inches of catheter stuffed into the bladder. She asked him why he did that and he explained that he didn't want it to catch on anything. Then he was asked if it didn't hurt and if he used lube. "No, I didn't have anything so I reached down between my legs and got some "Ass Grease" on my hands and used that as lube".


    *Shudders*, now I need to take a long steaming hot bath with a few drops of bleach........

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