What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 21

: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   ShelleyERgirl
    Quote from lesley_girl
    Alright, I currently work on an Alzheimer unit as a CNA. I too was naive as I started this job, thinking that all elderly people are cute and sweet and polite. Boy was I surprised. I have plenty of disgusting stories to tell, but here's one of my favorites.
    So we used to have this one guy that was in his late 60's (sad really because he was so young). Anyway, he was a big guy...like 6'5'' and at least 270...not fat, just big, and very strong and very violent and noncompliant. Needless to say, none of us really liked to take care of him because he was so hard. Anyway, one night, at about 8pm, we see him completely naked, scooting down the hallway on his butt. We all start to run down the hall and realize that it stinks to high heaven. And then we notice the huge streak of BM on the carpet where he's been scooting up the hall. He had ripped his attends off, dug right into his BM, finger painted all over himself, all over his room, well and all over the floor. It was so disgusting. We were all playing rock, paper, scissors to see who had to take care of the mess. All in all, the worst part of it was that this man had even put the BM in his mouth and it was totally caked on the roof of his mouth and we had to dig it out. It ended up taking us the rest of the shift to clean him up and it took 4 aides. Oh, that was one crazy night.
    Did ya have to get him wormed afterwards?
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Poop smear yuck. Poop gift Hee,hee,hee,:chucklethe masturbating callbell woman, ha,ha, ha, :hatparty: and the old woman with the unsuspecting male CNA, absolutely HILARIOUS!
  3. by   BlueYYsRN
    I read this thread from begining to end in one sitting. Then I had to go take a bath, wash my self, wash my hair, brush my teeth, brush my teeth again, then get a glass of wine...maybe two. Undoubtedly we have all seen some strange, frightening, disgusting and peculiar things but ,my, isn't it fascinating to hear about everyone elses? Still not sure about the 900 lb lady and the dead kitten but that does make room for a disturbing visual doesn't it? :chuckle
  4. by   Pachinko
    This is one of the most amazing threads I've ever read on a message board, ever. I read it in one sitting and was on the floor laughing when I wasn't gagging. Amazing.

    I hope to start nursing school next year and am wondering if I should start throwing up on myself a little every day as a desensitization technique.

    I guess I won't mind digging a dead kitten out of someone's flab every once in awhile so long as it's not an everyday occurrence....
  5. by   CHIRN
    O.K. I know I'm a "professional", but one day last week I just completely lost it...whatever "it" is. In a not particularlly "disgusting" as much as it was funny incident...I found myself excusing myself to the breakroom so I could get myself under control.

    We had this very young woman...mid 40's...who was suffering from AIDS related encephalopathy. She had a long list of sexually related diseases...no laughing matter. But being in the post-hypoxic state she was in, she communicated by yelling at the top of her lungs to each nurse that entered her room. One of our male nurses happened to be taking care of her that night. As he entered, she immediately screamed "I wanna feel it!!! Give it to me!!!". As she kept yelling this for about 10 minutes, the male nurse kindly told her he didn't "have it". About that same time, the little old guy with Alzheimers in the next room (this is an ICU) piped up very loudly..."Hello...I'm over here!!!". Needless to say, our "professionalism" took a turn for the worse at that moment.

    I guess you had to be there.
  6. by   newgrad2004
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Last night I had a 25 YO male patient in with staph folliculitis.......of the groin. Man, I tell you, this stuff was awful......the poor kid's entire pubic area was covered in weeping sores, and did it smell BAD! Peeeee-YEW!! I felt so sorry for him, he's a former IV drug user who's now terrified of needles (he gave himself cellulitis a couple of years ago and it almost killed him), he's morbidly obese, and now he's got this incredibly ugly, odoriferous rash all over his genitalia.......PLUS a wound on his right buttcheek from a spider bite that's already been debrided twice and will undoubtedly need to be done again. WOW.
    ewwww, but did he hit on you? LoL
    couldn't resist:uhoh21:
  7. by   newgrad2004
    OK i just read this entire thread from begining to end, and I must say that I must be one sick individual. I do however want to say, I went and gagged several times after reading many posts, to the point of dry heaving. But I always came right back and read more. My husband thinks every bit of this is sick and wont listen to me read or repeat another story from here.


    But even though im sick about the posts and happenings, I still will finish school and hope that im not on the "recieving" end of any bodily fluids. I will pray Im the one behind the flying unidentified fluid or poop. But I know odds are I will one day more than likely be on the reciving end of this and my co-workers will rub it in. Yet, I still choose to go into this. Eyes wide open. They should offer counseling in nursing school and nursing in general, because I never thought I would laugh or continue to read such gross things.

  8. by   FranEMTnurse
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    O.K. I know I'm a "professional", but one day last week I just completely lost it...whatever "it" is. In a not particularlly "disgusting" as much as it was funny incident...I found myself excusing myself to the breakroom so I could get myself under control.

    We had this very young woman...mid 40's...who was suffering from AIDS related encephalopathy. She had a long list of sexually related diseases...no laughing matter. But being in the post-hypoxic state she was in, she communicated by yelling at the top of her lungs to each nurse that entered her room. One of our male nurses happened to be taking care of her that night. As he entered, she immediately screamed "I wanna feel it!!! Give it to me!!!". As she kept yelling this for about 10 minutes, the male nurse kindly told her he didn't "have it". About that same time, the little old guy with Alzheimers in the next room (this is an ICU) piped up very loudly..."Hello...I'm over here!!!". Needless to say, our "professionalism" took a turn for the worse at that moment.

    I guess you had to be there.

    Not me! :hatparty: :chuckle
  9. by   LesJenRN
    Quote from navynurse29
    :hatparty: :hatparty:

    I've got a gross one. I've worked in an ER and I can handle just about any body fluid (and have) except earwax. Earwax grosses me out. Was working in an ER in Puerto Rico while in the Navy and we had homeless dependent uncle or some relation come into ER c/o trouble hearing. On exam, doc found both ears severly packed with thick, green earwax. YUMMMMEY!

    Well, yours truly gets to irrigate his ears, not the thrill of my life. I irrigated so much earwax out of that man's ears, it was coming out in big, green nuggets. When I showed pt emesis basin of what I had cleaned out of his scuzzy ears, he proceeds to get a big smile on his face, picked up one of the greasy nuggets and eats it!!! YUCK! I just about pucked on myself with that one. To this day, can barely clean my own ears!
    That one is worth 1st prize......yuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    I almost yakked on my keyboard!! That's one of the worst yet.......almost as bad as the 900-pound woman with the dead kitten. :uhoh21:
  11. by   Baby Catcher
    Years ago had a bowel obsessed geri pt who always wanted an enema. I caught him using his roomates feeding syringe (you know the kind that looks like a turkey baster) as an enema. Aparently this had been going on for some time. Roomate was aphasic but mentally aware. Poor old guy never wanted to eat and then we knew why.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Baby Catcher
    Years ago had a bowel obsessed geri pt who always wanted an enema. I caught him using his roomates feeding syringe (you know the kind that looks like a turkey baster) as an enema. Aparently this had been going on for some time. Roomate was aphasic but mentally aware. Poor old guy never wanted to eat and then we knew why.
    :uhoh21: Where's the soap? Where's the bleach? We have a real emergency here! I caught the bowel guy sticking his roomate's feeding syringe up his but! When was the last time he pooped?
  13. by   nu one
    THis happened to my classmate in nursing school. We were having our clinical exposure to a pediatric ward where the indigents were confined. His patient was a n 8 year old boy who was admitted for abdominal pain and diarrhea. After one bm, he was helping the mother clean up the boy (boy was too weak to get up) when something like a white ball fell off the boy's anus. Thinking it was a solid stool, he tried to pick it up with a toilet paper , only to realize that it was a ball of worms.....ulk......yeeech!!!!
    Last edit by nu one on Mar 19, '04

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