What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 155

: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   calivianya
    Just thought of another one!

    I was helping this lady change her ileostomy bag after she'd had broccoli for dinner. She just kept producing copious amounts of liquid stool... but she could tell when it was coming and would warn me right before a big splash so I could get a fresh towel. This was going really well until all of a sudden, with no warning, she let out one of the LARGEST farts I've ever heard come out of an ileostomy. I was so sure I was about to get sprayed that I threw myself backwards against the wall with a total look of horror on my face. When the gas subsided the lady and I just looked at each other with these wild-eyed expressions on our faces and just started laughing. I continued cleaning her up with no problems, and she adamantly swore that she was never, ever eating broccoli again! At least this one was a near miss and I didn't end up getting anything on me.
  2. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from calivianya
    ..... I was so sure I was about to get sprayed that I threw myself backwards against the wall with a total look of horror on my face. When the gas subsided the lady and I just looked at each other with these wild-eyed expressions on our faces and just started laughing.
    It's moments like that when you really make that connection with the patient and share an emotion that make cleaning up all of that crap so rewarding.
  3. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from calivianya
    Just thought of another one!

    I was helping this lady change her ileostomy bag after she'd had broccoli for dinner. She just kept producing copious amounts of liquid stool... but she could tell when it was coming and would warn me right before a big splash so I could get a fresh towel. This was going really well until all of a sudden, with no warning, she let out one of the LARGEST farts I've ever heard come out of an ileostomy. I was so sure I was about to get sprayed that I threw myself backwards against the wall with a total look of horror on my face. When the gas subsided the lady and I just looked at each other with these wild-eyed expressions on our faces and just started laughing. I continued cleaning her up with no problems, and she adamantly swore that she was never, ever eating broccoli again! At least this one was a near miss and I didn't end up getting anything on me.
    I can't stop laughing ... lmao!

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  4. by   SaoirseRN
    I was helping a patient with her trach care (she was doing well with it on her own, but was tired tonight so I offered to do it), when she had a coughing fit. I had the suction ready but she was clearing pretty well on her own, and near the end took a big breath and coughed hard, and a thick, yellow and red gob of sputum about the size of a bottle cap launched from her trach, flew through the air, and landed on the wall opposite the bed, a foot down from the ceiling, AND STUCK THERE.

    I awarded her 10/10 for that one!
  5. by   nitenite
    Oh God the above made me gag. Mucus is my weakness.
  6. by   serenidad2004
    Patient with a large boil on his back. Doc ordered ATB and warm compresses. So myself and another nurse are in the room assessing the area and the other nurse barely put her fingers around the outer edges of the area to see if it had gotten any larger... and with that oh so light pressure the boil erupted!!! Thick green/brown bloody pus shot out of it and into her hair. It smelled so foul, think dead fish baking in the hot July sun. She had to shower in the unit just to go home and shower again. Makes me shudder
  7. by   SaoirseRN
    Quote from nitenite
    Oh God the above made me gag. Mucus is my weakness.
    Oh, mine too. The face mask I was wearing helped hide the gagging. It was gross and impressive all at once!
  8. by   readyforachangenow
    Finally finished after many late nights! All these stories were great! I hope one day I will have my own to share.
  9. by   Sue Damonas
    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...........
    Oh how disgusting!!
  10. by   thenursemandy
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    In the confused-patient vein, here's one of my favorites: 94 YO Jenny, who had never in her life been in a hospital ("I birthed all 11 of my babies right in my own house, never seen no doctor or nothin', and every one of 'em was as healthy as I am!"). She was on the med-surg floor with CHF, and even though she was more than a little demented, she had a kind of twisted logic. There was another confused pt. in the room across from Jenny's who yelled all night long no matter what we did for him, and to say the least, this did not make Jenny very happy. We were all taking a short coffee break at around 4 AM when we heard this blood-curdling scream from the general direction of the man's room. No sooner had we run around the corner to see what was going on than we spotted Jenny, who was shuffling toward us with a half-full catheter bag........along with the entire catheter, balloon and all. "I yanked this contraption outta that feller down the hall,' she announced, handing over the apparatus before heading back down the hall to her own room. "Guess now he's got something to holler about!!"

    omg! I can't believe she did that.
  11. by   thenursemandy
    Quote from jkaee
    My story not as gross as the others ones....but here it goes.

    Had an older lady in the NH I used to work in that loved to get suppositories, have vaginal inserts, creams etc. (you know the type) Well, the one thing she enjoyed doing most was to masurbate with her call bell. Yep, her call bell. We could always tell when she was doing it because the light at the top of her door would be flashing on and off until she was....errr....done. :wink2:
    I'm surprised she didn't get electrocuted.
    It got so bad her doctor asked us one day "Why don't you just go out and get the lady a vibrator!"

    No one offered to make that trip.

    Another NH, another story....one lady used to go nuts if a male CNA did care on her. One unsuspecting male CNA went in to do care, and imagine his surprise when the resident threw her legs in the air, spread eagle, and yelled "F### me like the dog I am!"

    Lovely.

    Jennifer :chuckle

    Before my hubby joined the Navy he was a CNA. All of tge staff and residents liked him. Some of the female residents liked him too much....begging him to rub them MORE and trying to hump his hand etc. when giving peri care. Poor thing was so grossed out he couldn't take it anymore after 4 years as a CNA. He joined the Navy and hasn't looked back!
  12. by   thenursemandy
    Quote from critcarenurse16
    Brace yourself for this one. I was suctioning a newly trached patient in the ICU and went a little too far causing the patient to gag and cough. Luckily I wear a face shield right? Well after her coughing jag I removed my face shield and leaned over the patient to comfort her. She suddenly coughed and out of her trach came a fair sized mucous plug...that flew into my mouth and down my throat! I was the one gagging after that. Now I never-ever remove my face shield until away from the bed.


    This is the first one to make me gag. That is sooo disgusting! Ewe, I just belched. I think I need a break from this thread.
  13. by   Blue Roses
    One of my coworkers had a patient hit the call light and calmly hand her a cereal bowl... that he had pooped in. She turned around, set the bowl in the patient's bathroom, and left without saying a word. Best part.... the patient was alert and oriented. Not right in the head somehow but we couldn't put our finger on it, but he wasn't confused.

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