What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - pg.157 | allnurses

What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 157

: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. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from Leonca


    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.
    Poor kitty. That must have been very painful.
  2. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    My co-worker Michelle was VERY pregnant, and you could see her baby kick through her belly all the time. One night, she was changing out suction containers, and set the used- quite full - one on the edge of the sink. Just then, the baby kicked the canister she was up against, and that canister hit the floor at EXACTLY the right angle- kaPOW!

    So poor Michelle is standing in the middle of Lake Suction, and we are laughing ourselves into incontinence. We ended up laying a bridge of towels so she could get out. But the mop we fetched out of the utility closet just pushed the quivering mass into an ever-widening lake. We ended up having to scoop it up with a dust pan. While Michelle was in the bathroom puking.

    I have NEVER had a night like that- and hope I never have another!
  3. Visit  Leonca profile page
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    Poor kitty. That must have been very painful.
    He was a bit wobbly when we let him go. Very sweet cat. He has since passed on from some unknown illness, possibly due to the constant fights with other males. One of the best examples I've seen of the benefits of spaying and neutering.

    My co-worker Michelle was VERY pregnant, and you could see her baby kick through her belly all the time. One night, she was changing out suction containers, and set the used- quite full - one on the edge of the sink. Just then, the baby kicked the canister she was up against, and that canister hit the floor at EXACTLY the right angle- kaPOW!

    So poor Michelle is standing in the middle of Lake Suction, and we are laughing ourselves into incontinence. We ended up laying a bridge of towels so she could get out. But the mop we fetched out of the utility closet just pushed the quivering mass into an ever-widening lake. We ended up having to scoop it up with a dust pan. While Michelle was in the bathroom puking.
    Wow! I wonder if that will turn out to be an unusually hyper kid.

    That reminds me of the biggest mess of blood I've ever helped clean up. The patient was a German Shepherd Dog, hospitalized for about a week following a dog fight. Some of the arteries and veins in the inner hind leg were exposed, and there wasn't enough skin left to close the wound. It was rotting despite daily bandage changes with antibiotic cream, and sometime right before we opened up for the day one of the vessels ruptured. I had to hold a towel over the wound while the receptionist called the vet to tell him to hurry over. The dog's tongue was gray. She died within minutes of the vet beginning to treat her. I'll never forget how the blood collected into several slimy pools on the floor. It looked like someone had spilled raspberry Jell-O all over the treatment floor. It took at least one full mop and mop water change to clean it up. First time I've had a patient die while I was touching it. Kind of a surreal experience.
  4. Visit  -Milica- profile page
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    Ok, so I've been reading through all these! Some pretty gross stuff...But I think I'm made to be a nurse because I don't get easily grossed out. I haven't started nursing school yet, though. I can't wait to have some gross stories of my own! I love reading about all this stuff!
  5. Visit  thenursemandy profile page
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    My co-worker Michelle was VERY pregnant, and you could see her baby kick through her belly all the time. One night, she was changing out suction containers, and set the used- quite full - one on the edge of the sink. Just then, the baby kicked the canister she was up against, and that canister hit the floor at EXACTLY the right angle- kaPOW!

    So poor Michelle is standing in the middle of Lake Suction, and we are laughing ourselves into incontinence. We ended up laying a bridge of towels so she could get out. But the mop we fetched out of the utility closet just pushed the quivering mass into an ever-widening lake. We ended up having to scoop it up with a dust pan. While Michelle was in the bathroom puking.

    I have NEVER had a night like that- and hope I never have another!
    This is hilarious and disgusting at the same time. Bet Michelle didn't think so! Lol
  6. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from Leonca
    He was a bit wobbly when we let him go. Very sweet cat. He has since passed on from some unknown illness, possibly due to the constant fights with other males. One of the best examples I've seen of the benefits of spaying and neutering.



    Wow! I wonder if that will turn out to be an unusually hyper kid.

    That reminds me of the biggest mess of blood I've ever helped clean up. The patient was a German Shepherd Dog, hospitalized for about a week following a dog fight. Some of the arteries and veins in the inner hind leg were exposed, and there wasn't enough skin left to close the wound. It was rotting despite daily bandage changes with antibiotic cream, and sometime right before we opened up for the day one of the vessels ruptured. I had to hold a towel over the wound while the receptionist called the vet to tell him to hurry over. The dog's tongue was gray. She died within minutes of the vet beginning to treat her. I'll never forget how the blood collected into several slimy pools on the floor. It looked like someone had spilled raspberry Jell-O all over the treatment floor. It took at least one full mop and mop water change to clean it up. First time I've had a patient die while I was touching it. Kind of a surreal experience.
    When I worked in LTC as a nurses aide, we had a resident who bled out when she died. No wonder the undertaker gets the patients with all of the orfices packed and plugged. You probably already know that they also become completely incontinent of bowels and urine too.
  7. Visit  Leonca profile page
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    When I worked in LTC as a nurses aide, we had a resident who bled out when she died. No wonder the undertaker gets the patients with all of the orfices packed and plugged. You probably already know that they also become completely incontinent of bowels and urine too.
    Yeah it can get messy, like the client who wanted a home euthanasia of a medium sized dog on her bed. I think she was too sad to mind the mess though.
  8. Visit  Kipahni profile page
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    Okay I will add mine

    The Doctor decides to lance an abscess on a pt face at bedside He is on the left I am on the right- resident is at the foot of the bed, Doctor starts to squeeze out the puss it arcs and lands in the open mouth of the resident at the foot of the bed, I immediately start laughing he runs out of the room and tries to flush it out with water.

    Same thing happened another time but this time with irrigating a clotting bladder and a plunger different doctor different resident.

    My first code, Man comes into a waiting room and starts vomiting blood into a trash can. falls to the ground unresponsive. I start CPR- every compression cause blood to squirt out of his mouth like a geyser and splash over me the walls and the carpet. Blood pools out of his ears nose and eyes. wife screaming behind me. he didn't make it

    Pt that had a slow internal bleeding post thyroidectomy, suffocating to death resident surgeon runs in and takes a scapal slits the pt throat blood soaks his bedding immediately. pt dies from a bleed out- cleaning him up was rough.

    In the ER I have seen,
    Potato's and maggots in vaginas
    plastic fruit, cue balls, sparrows and gerbils in colons
    Vaccuum hose on the outside of penis
    rubber bands, plastic pen casing, paper clips in the penis

    Humans can be gross
  9. Visit  luvnurses profile page
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    WOW!!! That was bad.
  10. Visit  ggoodman profile page
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    Responded to a no responce call. Arrives at Pt house to find him unresponsive on floor. about a 350 pounder. Drinking nyquill to get drunk. PT was Turning purple we started chest compressions. PM found a whole bones and all chicken breast lodged in his throat. We start doing compressions, meds, shocks, while diffrent medics take turns tryig to fish the chicken breast out in pieces. One PM thinks he has a tube in... wrong stomach rises, then nyquil/food concotion start spewing out with every compression all over the PM, me , enginner, and captain really any one and anything within a few feet. I was glad I was wearing a hat and glasses, cause I had to keep doing compression till capt. eventually called it. you dont know a funky smell till youve smelt the vomit of a nyquill drunk person.


    We were out of service until another stations rig could come and hose us off, we rode back to the station in T shirts and boxers....it was -20 outside in a ladder truck with no heat.
  11. Visit  Call me sparky profile page
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    Dang it! This thread has ended. I have been reading this thread for I don't know how long and it is now over . I graduate in Dec. 2014 and can't wait to share my stories. Thanks to all the posters for giving us all glimpses into nursing reality!
  12. Visit  BostonFNP profile page
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    I have had several patients bring plastic shopping bags of stool/vomit with them to their office visits.
    DeLanaHarvickWannabe likes this.
  13. Visit  Umberlee profile page
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    When I was a CNA I really prided myself on getting all my client's treatments done (long-term home-health type setting). We had a woman who, in her kitchen cabinet, had a kind of variety of brushes and pastes and stuff. I was always really good about making sure she scrubbed her dentures and teeth up nice and clean. Couldn't figure out why she had funky-looking brushes though, along with regular toothbrushes.

    A couple weeks of this pass before I learn that this lady has a glass eye and I've been brushing her teeth with the same brush they use on day shift to SCRUB HER EYE GOOBERS OFF OF HER GLASS EYE.


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