What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 156

: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   thenursemandy
    Quote from Advocate1
    nasty... ok so i work on a tele floor and am just beginning my RN career (read RN <6 mos). Anyways, I have seen some nasty stuff but this is by far the weirdest and most disgusting...

    My pt, A/O x3, 70 y/o F, came in with CHF and was on a Lasix drip to pull off fluid- she had a foley in for an accurate I/Os. She presses the call button asking for her RN. So I come in and she says to me-- I think the foley is leaking b/c i feel kinda wet down there. So I take a look at the foley and noticed what looked like diarrhea- it was really foul smelling and brown/black. i told her it look like diarrhea but she denied having a BM. After she gets cleaned up it is apparent that she was right- no BM- the rectum is totally clean... Turns out the stuff is comming out of her vagina- Nasty nasty Nasty. A sample was sent to /the lab as well as a U/A. The urine in the foley was clear yellow w/o any blck stuff.

    lab calls back... sample is stool. Ends up she has a fistula btw her bowels and uterus and stool was comming out the WRONG hole. can u believe it.

    I believe it. I had an older lady with chonic cdiff and loose stools on a rectal tube, foley catheter and gtube feedings. Our facility wont deal with rectal tuves so it got pulled. She was constantly soiled, had a sacral decubitus. I HATED going in her room. Slimy, foul BM constantly oozed out of her. One day I noticed what looked like BM around the foley so I told our NP. She sent her to hosp. Sure enough the poor lady had a fistula, stool was coming out from her vagina!
  2. by   amberella123
    Quote from ERNurse752

    Oh my GOD!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! EWWWWW!!!!!!!
    Yeah. It's one of those things I can't imagine. But totally can. Like. *shiver*
  3. by   Jay_LPN
    I think I have something that's far worse than anything here.

    Not my own experience, friend sent me this a month or two ago.

    Warning: Language, horrible imagery. An experience I wouldn't wish upon anyone, and you can start reading with the green lines.

  4. by   thenursemandy
    Quote from RiverNurse
    Just began a job working in ED two weeks ago.

    Older gent comes in stating he'd done "something stupid". My preceptor took a look and said, "He has a ring around the base of his penis - and it's not a **** ring, either."

    My first thought was - wow - that was a very "open minded" statement...

    I took a look as well - yep - it was a wedding ring at the base. Doc came in w/ring cutters and removed the ring. He told the pt (obviously) not to do that again (pt was a repeat offender for the same thing).

    I later told my preceptor that perhaps this pt needed education on being "safe, sane and consensual". She just laughed.

    RN
    A wedding ring? Even if the guy had fat fingers,(and thus a larger ring) how the heck did he fit it on to his penis? Are you sure it wasn't a toddler? Lol
  5. by   annie_mitchell
    Gross one, I've had a few patients that have been confused and have had incontinent bowel movements, in which they decide to put their hands in. Usually have to wash their hands and whatever else they touch. However one confused gentleman was quick before I could wash the stool off his hands, he put them in his mouth! He ate his own stool, I cringe thinking about this. I did my best to clean him up and swab his mouth with mouthwash.... Yuck!
  6. by   nitenite
    Quote from Jay_LPNStudent
    I think I have something that's far worse than anything here.

    Not my own experience, friend sent me this a month or two ago.

    Warning: Language, horrible imagery. An experience I wouldn't wish upon anyone, and you can start reading with the green lines.

    Holy mother of all things blood and guts! EEEEEW!
  7. by   Jay_LPN
    Quote from nitenite
    Holy mother of all things blood and guts! EEEEEW!
    The imagery is just great isn't it?

    "The attending nurse from the IMCU walks to the room, weeping.She reaches into her purse
    and pulls out a small plastic spray bottle from Bath and Body floral body spray
    and attempts to try to cover up the horrible smell of blood and **** with flowers."
  8. by   brillohead
    Quote from Jay_LPNStudent
    The imagery is just great isn't it?

    "The attending nurse from the IMCU walks to the room, weeping.She reaches into her purse
    and pulls out a small plastic spray bottle from Bath and Body floral body spray
    and attempts to try to cover up the horrible smell of blood and **** with flowers."
    Ah yes, who doesn't appreciate the smell of shcitrus!
  9. by   Twinmom06
    Quote from brillohead
    Ah yes, who doesn't appreciate the smell of shcitrus!
    you saw that on FB too didn't you *giggles*

    had a GI bleed in a shlake last week....OMG the entire FLOOR stunk! The guard that was with him (he was from a corrections facility) nearly threw up! Fortunately we're in an old hospital so you could actually open the window in the room!
  10. by   nitenite
    I had to handle a homeless man with necrotizing fasciitis. It literally ate his testicles and his penis was infected too. Rolled him over and it was all over his thighs, butt and probably up into his rectum too. Yes, there were maggots everywhere, too, just to make me not want to eat rice.

    I'm bringing rice in tomorrow because I'm evil.
  11. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from nitenite
    I had to handle a homeless man with necrotizing fasciitis. It literally ate his testicles and his penis was infected too. Rolled him over and it was all over his thighs, butt and probably up into his rectum too. Yes, there were maggots everywhere, too, just to make me not want to eat rice.

    I'm bringing rice in tomorrow because I'm evil.
    Oh, gross...gaggggg...I'm having rice tomorrow...:barf:
  12. by   whill08
    We had a patient on our geri-psych unit that chewed tobacco. He had pretty severe dementia and got pretty agitated without it so he was allowed to have his dip a couple times a day (this is no longer allowed, but at the time it was). Well, the fella was sitting out in the dayroom enjoying his dip and spitting into a styrofoam cup. The next thing I know I see another patient reaching for his spit cup. Before I could get to him he took a big swig and then set it back on the table totally unfazed. Yep, I about lost it, ick!
  13. by   Leonca
    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.


    How does an abscess get to that size without being detected and treated sooner?


    That story reminds me of a relative’s cat I treated once. Indoor/outdoor intact male, constantly coming down with cat bite abscesses and they didn’t have the money for vet care. This was before I got my Vet Tech certificate, but I decided to use my schooling to see what I could do. Due to the looseness of their skin, cats can develop abscesses of impressive size.This guy had one starting on his hip, extending across his side and ending near his shoulder. It took several minutes to drain. Maybe it is just my poor sense of smell, but I didn’t find that pus the least bit stinky.
    Last edit by Leonca on Oct 11, '13 : Reason: Bad HTML?

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