What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 139

: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   sharpeimom
    Quote from 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.

  2. by   nursefreda
    You guys are great...here mine:

    LTC resident s/p total hip replacement, almost totally healed, just a small 'pmple' at the inferior end. Charge nurse figures he would be smart and pop the pimple...did so left the room...next thing I know anothe nurse is yelling my name and the word hurry behind it. I hustled needless to say, get in the room and there is this mans 'pimple' playin Mount Vesuvius. Now understand this is not oozing, this is acttually erupting. So I tell her to get the doctor..the doctor says stay here and when it stops flowing see if any more can be 'milked' (didn't know they still did that on the floor). Needless to say the leg did not stop erupting its greenish/brown/bloddy, pseudomonas smell for well over and hour and it took every linnen, towell, pad and chux in that 2 bed ward to soak and keep that stuff off the floor. It did not bother me, what bothered me was the 3 doctors wretching evertime they walked in and the fact that my bladder which was full to start with(I was on my way to the facility) was now well extended past my natural abilities. Needless to say, he went to surgery for a 5 hour I&D, healed, went AMA.
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    I bet he never did anything like that again.
  4. by   Nepenthe Sea
    Quote from 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.
    So, what kind of nursing diagnosis do you think NANDA might come up with for this case??
  5. by   rnwannabesoon
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    I bet he never did anything like that again.
    Hi. I just started reading this thread yesterday and I have been seeing you're post since 2002-2004 I think. I was on page 54 and have decided to look at the last posting and I saw ur latest post. I am glad that you are still responding to all these posts after all these years. I am not a nurse YET, but I will be one day. I won't be staring my prerequisites until fall of this year and I hope to one day share my story too to all of you. I am so jealous. I can't wait to be a nurse. It's going to be a long time but I will get there.
  6. by   ttmm2008
    ??? How hard did he pull exactly???
    Last edit by ttmm2008 on Apr 9, '11 : Reason: sorry did not include original quote
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from rnwannabesoon
    Hi. I just started reading this thread yesterday and I have been seeing you're post since 2002-2004 I think. I was on page 54 and have decided to look at the last posting and I saw ur latest post. I am glad that you are still responding to all these posts after all these years. I am not a nurse YET, but I will be one day. I won't be staring my prerequisites until fall of this year and I hope to one day share my story too to all of you. I am so jealous. I can't wait to be a nurse. It's going to be a long time but I will get there.
    I wish you every bit of success you are able to achieve. I plan on staying on this website for as long as I am able to use a computer. So welcome my friend.
  8. by   GHGoonette
    Quote from ttmm2008
    ??? How hard did he pull exactly???
    When commenting on a post, rather hit the "quote" button; then we know which one you're referring to
  9. by   Newbiestudent18
    I'm a second semester nursing student, so far the worst I saw was probably the bilateral leg amputation in the O.R.
    it was gruesome but it made me stronger..lol
  10. by   Brea LPN
    [quote=Trekfan;4785158]Wow just wow[/quote

    That's exactly what I was doing to say.
  11. by   Brea LPN
    Quote from Newbiestudent18
    I'm a second semester nursing student, so far the worst I saw was probably the bilateral leg amputation in the O.R.
    it was gruesome but it made me stronger..lol
    I've heard that organ donation on a deceased patient is bad too. Supposedly they use PVC pipes to keep the shape of the legs. By the way, not trying to discourage organ donation,
  12. by   Brea LPN
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    I know, it's my sick sense of humor, but I can't help it. I was conditioned to this stuff when I was a child. I saw my mother's intestines laying out on her leg. She was a large woman. It was early one summer morning, the dew was still covering everything, and as she was climbing onto the seat of the hay mower, her foot slipped on the wet step and as she fell, the lever that controlled the mower blade jammed into her intestinal area. My brother was only 12 at the time, and he lifted her off and laid her in front of a stack of hay.
    Omg to both stories.
  13. by   Brea LPN
    Quote from Amy, KMA
    I've been a CNA for about 3 years now. I've spent most of that 3 years on my nursing home's "behavior unit". Basically we have all the patients with dementia, schizophrenia, and most other mental illnesses. Another CNA and I were doing my rounds when we went into one room to check on a pt. We found that she had a BM since the last time we changed her. It was balled up in her hands. So we put gloves on and tried to take it away from her. She started to freak out and exclamed. "YOU CAN'T HAVE MY CHEESEBURGER!!!". And took a BIG bite out of her BM. We spent the next half hour washing her up and cleaning BM out of her teeth!
    The things CNAs and nurses have to do!

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