What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 3

: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
    :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!
  2. by   StrawberryBSN
    eats it? oh hell no!

    s_bsn
  3. by   ERNurse752
    Say it ain't so!
    Yuck!
  4. by   TessRN2B
    that was just NASTY!!! i got through the other posts pretty ok but yours Navynurse29 hit the puker!!! shew, bless your heart for having to have witnessed that!!!
  5. by   Furball
    Eats the earwax? My gawd...I almost puked up my jalepeno popper!
  6. by   KaraLea
    Originally posted by yazisizit
    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 usual for her safety. She was our designated resident nightmare geri from hell, so she was placed near the Nurse's station.

    So we are chilling out at the Nurse's station, chatting and trying to get through another night...

    Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I see our lady in question standing in the dimly lit doorway of her room!

    I instantly leap out and run to her. As I approach her, she appears to be falling towards me, so I meet her in a bear hug...my arms around her waste, and her arms around my shoulders.

    As I catch the lady, I notice a very strong smell of feces, and I feel something warm on my hands, arms and shoulders...

    My fellow heroes come in behind me, and as the lights are turned on, my worst fears are instantly realized.

    Yes, I caught the poor old lady with a good old bear hung football catch, but I was also covered in the lady's feces.

    As I look at her, she has feces smeared all over her arms and hands... (and even her face!)

    And of course, now so did I!
    My Hero, into the line of fire without fear...:roll
  7. by   KaraLea
    My latest would be the woman who came into Med/Surg with UNTREATED Breast CA. She had been sent home the day before because there was no longer anything we could do for her and she wanted to die at home. Well, it must have been a long drive to get home because she stayed that night in a hotel where she fell and landed on the floor chest first. The CA had eaten to the outside and there were a bunch of "blisters" on the breast which burst when she fell. There were huge open, draining wounds to the breast now which we had to "dress" with chux pads...These were the only things that would fit. Just layered chux ans towels over the breast. We had to keep her in a Resp isolation room because of the stench alone and you could still smell the rotting flesh in the hallway everytime the door was opened. By the time I came on, she had become unconcious without obvious signs of pain, though we did have Roxinol ordered for her. This poor woman died later that same day and I called my doctor for a mammogram the next day. It really scared me. This CA had been caught early enough, but she had refused treatment.
    Last edit by KaraLea on Aug 10, '02
  8. by   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!!!!
  9. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Sorry about that jalepeno popper, Furball, be glad I didn't tell you guys about the lady and the poor border collie. Let's just say I don't look at Lassie the same way ever again!
  10. by   sippyfippynurse
    Administrator's Note:

    Please note this user's entire post has been removed due to racial and innapropriate comments. Thanks to those who have reported it. This user also has been banned from posting.
    Last edit by brian on Aug 11, '02
  11. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Are u kidding? Crowd of darkies??? Where are u from, 1968? That personally offends me and I am not even black!
  12. by   Furball
    My jaw dropped to China when I read that line....my heavens! I don't know WHAT to say but it made me feel sick.....:stone :stone
  13. by   KRVRN
    Ooh, you're gonna get flamed. Tribe, darkies, natives...

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