What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 15

: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   shoelace
    "vomiting bright red blood, and complaining heartily about how thirsty he was. The GI doc walked into his room only to find him drinking his own bloody vomit. "

    Okay, I got through the full on body poop story, the ejaculate story, the roach story (being a huge bug-o-phobe, that took some effort), the vagina contents stories, the phlegm-landing-on-face story, and the earwax story without my esophagus clinching in disgust.

    I think to myself, "Hey, self... maybe you're actually immune to disgusting stories now!"

    And then I read this one... This one takes the cake. Bleaaaaah.
  2. by   CANRN
    I was going to reply about my poopy-breath lady, but forget it, it's no match to some of these. *gagging*
  3. by   Coldfoot
    Ok you ER types will recognize this...... Had a 60 something lady come in with a nosebleed X 2 hours. She was still bleeding pretty good and got put in EENT room by a new tech who DIDN"T give her anything to spit into. I (a tech also) go in to help Doc get set up for packing so I got an up front view. The Doc is standing in front of patient and starts asking some history questions. Pt has her eyes closed and is holding a blood-soaked 4X4 over her face. Before she answer she spits a great bloody clot onto the Doc's coat. The part that got me was that Doc stood there looking at it long enough for the patient to do the "Thhhbrrrrttttt" lip flap. All this tiny drips of spit/blood really did complement the clot though. Who would have thought lab coats made such a nice canvas?
  4. by   NurseDennie
    Ewww, I wanted to say how gross that one story is (trach care education) but it makes me gag to think about it! Ewwwwww

    This is just a poop story, but it was NASTY poop. PT had this guy up and started to lose him. I had a student and I ran in there and stuck my knee behind this guy as the PT guy is holding that belt and I yelled for the student to bring a chair - she thought I meant wheelchair and ran down the hall. I meant THAT chair right HERE. We got him into a chair, but not before the PT guy and I both had a LOT of nasty poop (not just poop) all down our scrubs legs. Ewwwww

    Love

    Dennie
  5. by   abnurse
    Had a 900# lady admitted during the night and I had the honor of cleaning her up the next day. While bathing her I had to lift skin folds to get the foulest smelling stink off her. I lifted her breast and there was a dead kitten in the fat fold. I nearly aspirated on my vomit. It must have been there for a while because it was infested with maggots.
  6. by   MishlB
    Originally posted by abnurse
    Had a 900# lady admitted during the night and I had the honor of cleaning her up the next day. While bathing her I had to lift skin folds to get the foulest smelling stink off her. I lifted her breast and there was a dead kitten in the fat fold. I nearly aspirated on my vomit. It must have been there for a while because it was infested with maggots.
    whatever.
  7. by   CCL"Babe"
    When I worked ER had this incredible fat woman come in with abd pain. Denies any kind of vaginal discharge. Get her up on the OB table, the bath towel that is holding back the flow of green pus falls away, only to give way to a decomposing fetus. Lady was so fat, she didn't even realize that she had been pregnant. MD figured the shear weight of her body probably killed the fetus.
  8. by   BrandieRNq
    OKay, I have many disgusting stories however this happened to me just yesterday....
    End of shift is near, freaking out because I have in the back of my head MR. X who needs dressing changes to bilat LE (nasty cellulitis and DM as well as sacral ulcer). I had done these dressing changes the day before, took 1 hour to complete. The drainage was thick and there was plenty of it. You know, the neon green that's soaked 1 hour after the dressing is changed. Just nasty...MRSA...Pt. on Vanco for wound infection...The smell was intense. Fortunatly I have learned the fine art of mouth breathing (no you can't taste the smell and your not going to breathe something you don't want into your lungs!!)
    So......the day before, the pt. doesn't have much to say during the dressing change. I go in the next day to do it and he is in quite the talkative mood. Telling me all about the "famous green chile" he makes amoung other "secret recipies, I could tell you but I'd have to kill you". The odor from the wounds is worse then ever, including the drainage. Things get quiet, I'm working quickly when the pt. says...."I think these dressings you are putting on are really helping things." I ask how so, etc. what has he observed. He replies "All of the wounds smell like hominy and I LOVE hominy. He then goes on to tell me his wonderful conconction whichs main ingredient is hominy. Even the picture of hominy in my head is enough to cause dry heaves at this point...the fact that I can't stand hominy adds to the disgust. So that's enough, I don't ever want to say/spell/think about/read that word again!!!!!!
  9. by   ziggyRn
    Originally posted by CCL"Babe"
    When I worked ER had this incredible fat woman come in with abd pain. Denies any kind of vaginal discharge. Get her up on the OB table, the bath towel that is holding back the flow of green pus falls away, only to give way to a decomposing fetus. Lady was so fat, she didn't even realize that she had been pregnant. MD figured the shear weight of her body probably killed the fetus.

    IMHO...this is the worst one so far. Disgusting but so sad
  10. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by abnurse
    Had a 900# lady admitted during the night and I had the honor of cleaning her up the next day. While bathing her I had to lift skin folds to get the foulest smelling stink off her. I lifted her breast and there was a dead kitten in the fat fold. I nearly aspirated on my vomit. It must have been there for a while because it was infested with maggots.
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    Originally posted by MishlB [/i]
    [B"]whatever" To mishlb-why "whatever"? I am not being argumentative but just want to know why you responded in this manner....
  11. by   MishlB
    Originally posted by ktwlpn
    Originally posted by abnurse
    Had a 900# lady admitted during the night and I had the honor of cleaning her up the next day. While bathing her I had to lift skin folds to get the foulest smelling stink off her. I lifted her breast and there was a dead kitten in the fat fold. I nearly aspirated on my vomit. It must have been there for a while because it was infested with maggots.
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    Originally posted by MishlB [/i]
    [B"]whatever" To mishlb-why "whatever"? I am not being argumentative but just want to know why you responded in this manner....
    I responded this way because the story seems a little sensational.
  12. by   CashewLPN
    ok... this is in a 3 minute time span... apparantly, my resident got out of his geri chair, out of the restraint, apparantly sat in the elevator, and took off all his clothes.

    he was found (after 2 minutes of insane searching the floor) by the security guard, who said, he was singing the bottle of beer song.

    grr.... its been a bad day
    --Barbara
  13. by   dianser
    Originally posted by navynurse29


    That is one BIG scrotum! Makes me wonder, if he lost weight, would he lose it in his scrotum? Hmmm, let's think about that for a minute.... on second thought, let's not go there!

    I think when men get old the jewels just dangle a bit..I work in a long term care facility. Had an old gent who often disrobed where ever he happened to be. One night he did it at the nurses desk right after soaking his clothing with urine. Since his room was just steps away, and he was violently resisting being covered in any way, two people helped him walk to his room to dress There was his scrotum dangling to his knees and swinging back and forth like a pendulum! What a sight. (Yes, it was a violation of his dignity and privacy...but he would have it no other way.):imbar

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