What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 140

: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   Nclex 2morrow
    "We had one very demented lady who used to hoard things in her clothing, and hair, and was constantly mumbling nonsense. Well, it was shower time and I noticed something coming from in between her legs. I got out some napkins,and a pencap. When I noticed there was more, I had to get my charge nurse. Now, keep in mind this is a very large older woman who was screaming and yelling the entire time. It took 3 of us to get the rest out ( 2 to hold her down, 1 to dig) We got a p-nut butter and jelly sandwich out of her vagina.Who knows how long it had been there, but it didnt smell pretty."

    Oh my.
    I was in ICU and a pt had a runny BM. I was finishing my RN rotation, and the nurse came in and used the yankaur (sp) and sucked up his runny BM....then, she left it there with that awful sucking sound....I couldn't go into that room for a while, without gagging. I know that is nothing to some of your stories, but it was traumatic to me..lol

    I was also working in Rad as a clerk...the Dr came in and told us to look at this xray..there was a skeleton with a perfectly recognizable Perrier bottle in his rectum...I never saw the man, but he was MORTIFIED. He had to have it surgically removed...moral of the story, those bottles have SUCTION...DO NOT PUT THEM UP YOUR RECTUM...
    Last edit by Nclex 2morrow on Apr 29, '11 : Reason: more..
  2. by   rph3664
    Quote from Brea LPN
    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,
    That's correct; when a person is a tissue donor, this is done to retain the body's shape if it's going to be viewed. They also stuff the eye sockets (I'm not sure with what) when corneas are donated, because they remove the entire eyeball.

    Trust me, it's nothing compared to embalming and other preparations done by morticians.
  3. by   boohill
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    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"."

    I love this site. Particularly this thread. I've read through them all. But this story made me lmao. A*s Grease is too funny to me. :spin:
  4. by   Nccity2002
    Many years ago, I did leeche therapy on a patient with a gangrenous wound; which basically meant that once the leeche was done feeding, I'd dispose of it by placing it in an alcohol container (they'd usually burst!!). I work in a teaching facility where the attending physician rounds with an entourage of residents and medical students. That morning during rounds, I was updating the medical team, when I suddely heard a loud gasp in the back of the room....For some reason, one of the residents decided to take a closer look at one of my alcohol/leeche container, and somehow (still a mystery...even today) poured it all over his face and white lab coat. That morning I went home with a smile....
  5. by   Five&Two Will Do
    We had a patient that the attending was hell bent on sending a CDiff spec to lab. Doc was mad cause she had ordered it a couple days prior and it had not been collected. The guy wasn't having diarrhea or anything os maybe they never had the chance to get a sample. Anyway I was in charge that day and she said, Mike please make sure they collect a stool from this guy. I told her that I would be sure it happened. Patient has a BM after lunch and calls on his call bell. I look in the bed pan and there is only a very small piece in there and a piece of cornso i sent both the turd and the corn to the lab. I thought it was funny LOL! Maybe I am weird
  6. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    The guy from a baaad car wreck who was bleeding-out from his rectum, Nine people rotating in groups of three, changing out as one-by-one we were overcome by the smell and sheer volumn of blood...realizing that what we thought were large logs of stool were actually gelatinous, knockwurst-size blood clots..................the poor, filthy young man in contractures, who was brought in from a "CARE" home (YUH,right) who required three baths to clean the yeast-beasties residing in every fold and crack, and when we got to his scrotum,and turned his cathed penis to the side to continue cleaning, seeing the foley THROUGH THE HOLES ALL ALONG THE SHAFT OF HIS PENIS. Noy only did they not clean him, thet didn;t turn him very often either........and one that was funnier than gross; we all have had a version of this, I think. The prep of a constipated lady who received 3 bottles of , oh yes, GO-LYTELY, which is a misnomer if ever there was one. She was pooping liguid stool so copiously that it was pouring off the sides of the bed in waterfalls. The supervisor came in to find out what the hilarity was all about and found four nurses with their scrub pants rolled above our knees and large latex gloves covering ourshoes, the fingers of said gloves flapping and tailing streaks of liquid poop.........Last one (for now)when I was a student, a patient had elaphantiasis of the scrotal sac, which was literally the size of a basketball, and when we transferred him out of bed, we students got to hold those GIANT balls so they wouldn't DROP suddenly + cause this poor fellow even more pain than he was already in. Charming!What did you do today at school, dear? But still worse was when he was having diarrhea and trying to get out at the foot of the bed past the side rail , his huge swollen balls folded back under his bottom and being shat upon, and his feet on the floor in puddles of poop slipping and sliding, and him justifiably upset, yelling "I'M BEING EMASCULATED!HELP! HELP!SOMEBODY GRAB MY NUTS!" It was a memorable introduction to my first clinical experience. I was horrified, but later describing it back at the dorm, we were laughing sooo hard my face hurt.
  7. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Oh, my, two more: Large boil between scrotum and rectum had burst and the resulting tunneling wound being packed BID (this was a home-health case)He had been discharged from the previous agency for noncompliance (diabetic/paraplegic/ETOH) and we picked him up two weeks later as the wound had reinfected. I began unpacking the really smelly wound, pulling out the long thread of packing......and trying to exlore which way the tunneling went, I found 24 twelve inch pieces of packing that had been put in there who knows how long ago(not as one long piece as should be done) and gobs of ungodly pus and blood. A nasty fishing expedition!..............Another time I was chiseling away at the world's longest fungal tonails (they curled over top of toes to the underside of the toes, literally!) and as I clipped away, a large chunk flew straight up my nose. OMG!
  8. by   Jenni811
    When i was in nursing school, it was my sophomore year of school and our first rotation through clinicals. I started off in a nursing home, with one resident i was assigned to.
    It was this little old lady who was basically wheel chair bound. It was her bath day and the CNA's usually do the baths so they helped me to know how she gets hers done.
    Well this nursing home had this nifty little shower set up so it patients preferred to shower, they could. So imagine the set up:
    A patient is sitting on the shower chair, and the chair has a hole in the bottom. It was made so they could easily go from toliet to shower, had wheels that locked. (kinda like a shower/wheelchair thing). Anyway...you put the patient into the shower area, and you stand behind this wall, that is a little past your hips so you don't get wet.
    pretty nifty set up, very nice nursing home.
    but what was NOT NICE....was when the drain plugged up on me and the patient had a RUNNY LOOSE BM on the chair with a hole.
    So here i am standing in water with watery BM. then the water starts backing up from the septic. My white clinical pants are wicking up this brown nasty water, its leaking out into the hallway. I did turn off the water, but that obviously didnt help.
    So i finally get some help as they see what is coming out the door, and what does the CNA hand me?? A PLUNGER!!! "What am i supposed to do with this?"
    what a mess!! Whatever the heck was coming out of the drain, and the loose BM was going out into the hallway, up my pants, the patient is splashing her feet around in it laughing.
  9. by   GoECU
    Not as nasty as some of you guys' stories, but gross none the less. Last week my patient was bent over in front of me pants down with me squatted down behind her to change a dressing on her bottom. She lets out a giant rotten egg fart right in my face!I was not happy to say the least....at least it wasn't a wet one!
  10. by   tiredstudentmom
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    The guy from a baaad car wreck who was bleeding-out from his rectum, Nine people rotating in groups of three, changing out as one-by-one we were overcome by the smell and sheer volumn of blood...realizing that what we thought were large logs of stool were actually gelatinous, knockwurst-size blood clots..................the poor, filthy young man in contractures, who was brought in from a "CARE" home (YUH,right) who required three baths to clean the yeast-beasties residing in every fold and crack, and when we got to his scrotum,and turned his cathed penis to the side to continue cleaning, seeing the foley THROUGH THE HOLES ALL ALONG THE SHAFT OF HIS PENIS. Noy only did they not clean him, thet didn;t turn him very often either........and one that was funnier than gross; we all have had a version of this, I think. The prep of a constipated lady who received 3 bottles of , oh yes, GO-LYTELY, which is a misnomer if ever there was one. She was pooping liguid stool so copiously that it was pouring off the sides of the bed in waterfalls. The supervisor came in to find out what the hilarity was all about and found four nurses with their scrub pants rolled above our knees and large latex gloves covering ourshoes, the fingers of said gloves flapping and tailing streaks of liquid poop.........Last one (for now)when I was a student, a patient had elaphantiasis of the scrotal sac, which was literally the size of a basketball, and when we transferred him out of bed, we students got to hold those GIANT balls so they wouldn't DROP suddenly + cause this poor fellow even more pain than he was already in. Charming!What did you do today at school, dear? But still worse was when he was having diarrhea and trying to get out at the foot of the bed past the side rail , his huge swollen balls folded back under his bottom and being shat upon, and his feet on the floor in puddles of poop slipping and sliding, and him justifiably upset, yelling "I'M BEING EMASCULATED!HELP! HELP!SOMEBODY GRAB MY NUTS!" It was a memorable introduction to my first clinical experience. I was horrified, but later describing it back at the dorm, we were laughing sooo hard my face hurt.
    Lmbo!!! I almost spit my drink @ my phone reading the "balls" story!
  11. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from tiredstudentmom
    lmbo!!! i almost spit my drink @ my phone reading the "balls" story!
    abby the tuxedo kitten got so disgusted with my laughing at "the balls story" that she just got down and stomped off -- tail high!!
  12. by   GoosbyLPN
    Quote from Dayray
    I was a new CNA in the nursing home and feeling very proud of my first step in my chosen career.

    A nice littel old man in a wheel chair waved at one of my co-workers (a pretty littel 18 year-old, fresh out of high school sugar and spice type of girl). He said "honey come over here please" as she bent down to talk to him. He moved the blanket covering his legs and SPLAT! he ejaculated right in her face and mouth. I never saw her again and thus my nursing career beagn...........

    omg..IS ALL CAN SAY i THINK i WOULDNT HAVE CAME BACK ALL U WOULDVE HEARD WAS "THAT'S THE GIRL RIGHT THERE" AS SHE GOES BY
  13. by   Jacob.B
    I worked as a CNA in a nursing I have some gross ones, but not NEARLY as gross as yours.
    1) One late night I came to straighten one of my assigned residents bathrooms. I found a big BM in the toilet and tried flushing it down. BUT it clogged up the toilet and started BACKING UP! Pretty soon the whole floor was soaked with BM chunks and pee. However I did stop it from leaking into the room with towels. My boss came in with a plunger and solved the problem. BUT my shoes were soaked with poop water and later that week my ingrown nails started hurting really bad and I got a bad infection, resulting in surgery of removing my ingrown nails. So actually it was a good thing

    2) One memory, but not really gross, is one resident LOVED putting bengay cream (I think thats what you call it) all over herself. So when I walked into the room it always gave me a HORRIBLE HEADACHE. The menthol was so strong it was uncomfortable to be in that room. I felt bad for her neighbor.

    3) There was a 500+ lb resident that had to have all the aids just to move him. I really liked the fellow. It was so hard to clean him up after his BM, even with the 2 other aids. His bed was a extra large hospital bed and none of the sheets in the nursing home fit, so it was even a BIGGER HASSLE to lay down multiple sheets under him. The most embarrasing moment for me was when I was performing pericare I could not find his penis to clean around it. It was so uncomfortable digging around the folds of fat. I felt really bad for him, that resident did not last long

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