What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 19

: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   BarbPick
    I was sent in first to evaluate the scene, I think I was sent in first to totally freak me out, and they succeeded.

    Hanging from a rope was a man I think wearing a diaper, panty hose, some kind of leather harness, and high society magazines all over the floor. It seems his fail safe mechanism, failed.

    Same week********************************************** ********
    There was what they thought there was a hostage stand off, someone saw a woman through the window of a man's home and they heard loud fighting, Police were called. They stood off for about 6 hours, they heard a gun shot and they stormed the place and called called the M E, the man who lived there was in a woman's cow girl outfit and killed himself.
  2. by   emily_rn_03
    i was working in an ER and there was patient coming in c/o dizziness. I could smell himm before i got into his room. I don't think he had changed his clothes for over a month. The EMTs had taken pictures of his living conditions and his "bathroom" were two buckets .. one for pee and one for poo.. And that's if he decided to use the buckets!! We had to put hime in a gown.. literally PEELING off his clothes! His socks were stuck to his feet with dried feces and urine. He had feces inbetween his toes. His jeans were soiled with god knows what. his briefs had dried feces with toilet paper stuck in there!! Am I painting a pretty picture?? It was about the worst experience i had ever had. I don't gag often but that one did it in for me!!
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from BarbPick
    I was sent in first to evaluate the scene, I think I was sent in first to totally freak me out, and they succeeded.

    Hanging from a rope was a man I think wearing a diaper, panty hose, some kind of leather harness, and high society magazines all over the floor. It seems his fail safe mechanism, failed.

    Same week********************************************** ********
    There was what they thought there was a hostage stand off, someone saw a woman through the window of a man's home and they heard loud fighting, Police were called. They stood off for about 6 hours, they heard a gun shot and they stormed the place and called called the M E, the man who lived there was in a woman's cow girl outfit and killed himself.
    Oh where oh where did the sanity go, oh where oh where can it be? With it's man clothes off, and its girl clothes on, oh where oh where can it be? :chuckle
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from emily_rn_03
    i was working in an ER and there was patient coming in c/o dizziness. I could smell himm before i got into his room. I don't think he had changed his clothes for over a month. The EMTs had taken pictures of his living conditions and his "bathroom" were two buckets .. one for pee and one for poo.. And that's if he decided to use the buckets!! We had to put hime in a gown.. literally PEELING off his clothes! His socks were stuck to his feet with dried feces and urine. He had feces inbetween his toes. His jeans were soiled with god knows what. his briefs had dried feces with toilet paper stuck in there!! Am I painting a pretty picture?? It was about the worst experience i had ever had. I don't gag often but that one did it in for me!!

    OOOOOHHH, That's definitely a NASTY Pewie,pewie,pewie!
  5. by   Kizomo
    Well this one goes back to my training days as a student nurse at a large, inner city hospital in Sydney, Australia about 20 years ago. Many stories to tell from those days, but this is perhaps the yukkiest. I had a female patient who weighed in over 700 lbs - her husband weighed about 100lbs soaking wet. Anyway, this lady was admitted for treatment of her 'pressure ulcers'. She had ulcers under her breasts that you could lose your fists in. The same with her groin folds. These were nothing - her sacral area had a huge crater that could hide a basketball. All of these areas contained necrotic tissue, as well as maggots- ugghh! Just try and imagine the smell, and then triple your imagination. It took 2 nurses 1 1/2 hrs to change her dressings, which needed to changed q4h. And the dr. had decided to leave the maggots institu to help get rid of the necrotic areas. I have to say, I turned vegetarian for a long time after that experience. Oh, and the ending of the tale - I'm not actually sure how true this is, as it happened after I left the ward - this lady finally died (that part is definitely true). They placed her body in the freezer at the morgue. When they tried to remove her body from the freezer for autopsy, well.... you know how things expand when frozen... the body wouldn't budge, and they had to use a chainsaw to remove her piece by piece... eeeek! Hospital gossip or fact....?? .... I'll let you be the judge
    Last edit by Kizomo on Feb 15, '04
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    :chuckle
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    EEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    Makes me glad I decided to do something serious about MY weight, although I've never gone over 340.........WOW.
  8. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from mmnursewannabee
    thats it. i don't want to be a nurse. :roll

    Please Please for the love of god, change your picture under your name!!!! I'm reading these posts at around midnight and laughing at the stories, then I see that pic (exorsist, I guess AHHHHH ) and thats what makes me scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate that movie so much! Not trying to be rude to you, but it's my fear!
  9. by   BaystateRN
    I had to Kwell a homeless man's hair. I might add that a fellow nurse had him on her assignment from 7p to 11p and dumped him on me at 11p. I poured the Kwell on and out came a bunch of maggots!!
  10. by   Deb123j
    Quote from 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.
    There is no way...that is just tooooo disgusting!

    :imbar
  11. by   TweetiePieRN
    Quote from Deb123j
    There is no way...that is just tooooo disgusting!

    :imbar
    You would be surprised what one can find hiding in a large roll of flesh. A friend of mine was taking care of a very large man and was giving him his 1st bed bath. She said she found crackers, a broken pencil, a drinking straw, and his eyeglasses in there! Maybe that 900# woman in the other post got used to the smell and didn't realize that something had died on her.
  12. by   sandypinktruck
    Quote from KaraLea
    In other words my allnurses sisters, PLEASE get your mammograms and yearly exams as well as self breast exams. I would hate to loose any of you in this way. And for our allnurses brothers...don't think you can get off easily. You get your prostate exams as ordered PLEASE!!!!

    Better yet - the day you make appt for your yearly exam, schedule your mammogram the same day - You know your doctor will send you anyway, and you have the day off already.

    Then treat yourself to a nice lunch and get your hair done....
  13. by   mcmike55
    One of my more nasty stories came from working medical floor at nights.
    3-11 admitted "the cat lady", an 80 plus year old lady that lived alone, other than her dozens of cats. She kept roach tapes in her purse to keep the "critters" out of there. She came in with about 10 hair nets on, in layers.
    Any how, the off going nurses said "no problems, we cleaned her up and bagged her stuff". On rounds, I saw her boom box on the bed side table, and thought, "no way". With only a flashlight, I hit the box with my hand, and many (I didn't stay around to count) bugs of different type came out of the boom box, and then returned to where they come from. We bagged that bad boy up in a hurry!!!!! No kidding!!!!

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