What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 30

: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   linfull
    Quote from dansamy
    Nope. You're born with it. At least I was, anyway. None of these stories have done anything more than make my stomach do a little flip. Other than that, no gagging, no spewing, no dry heaving. I even ate lunch while reading this thread. (BBQ chicken - very thick, dark brown BBQ sauce.) No problems.

    I guess I really am going into the right field.

    (Oh, and I perpetually have a stuffy nose & ears from allergies. I can't smell a d@#n thing!)
    I guess I'm in the right field also because the only post that made me slightly gag was about swallowing the patient's loogie. Other than that, I have been laughing so hard I almost wet my pants!!!!!
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    me too!!!!
    Quote from linfull
    i guess i'm in the right field also because the only post that made me slightly gag was about swallowing the patient's loogie. other than that, i have been laughing so hard i almost wet my pants!!!!!
  3. by   RNelf
    That incident of swallowing someone else's lugie happened to an RT friend of mine. Yuck, gives me the oogies!

    Speaking of RT's, another RT friend told me this joke:
    How can you tell the difference between an RT and a nurse?
    Stand them both knee-deep in s**t, then throw sputum at them. The one who ducks is the nurse.

    Here's my gross contribution (nowhere near as bad as some I've read though. Eating earwax! Ewwww!)

    I work in a medical ICU. I'm sure many of you know how when male pts get edematous, their scrotum also swells up with fluid. I had a pt once whose scrotum was so enlarged it looked like he had a 3rd leg amputated at the knee. Well, one night, after I had turned him, I went back into his room and the scrotum had actually popped! His sheets were literally drenched and serous fluid was running off the bed and across the floor. I guess turning him on his side put too much pressure on the scrotum, in spite of every attempt I had made to support it. There was a visible gash in the skin, but his testicles were (apparently) unharmed.
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    :uhoh21: ouch! poor guy! did he survive? the loogie thing is the absolute worst. yuck, yuck, yuck!!!!
  5. by   RNelf
    No, unfortunately, he did not survive, but he had way more problems than just a popped scrotum. He was septic and was in multi-system organ failure. I didn't mean to be a downer, so far this thread has been quite funny! I was reading it this morning and kept laughing out loud, until my husband asked what was so funny. I only got as far as telling him the name of the thread, and he said "Stop right there!" Not everyone can handle body fluid discussions at mealtimes! :chuckle

    OK, here's another mildly gross, and somewhat funny story that another nurse told me. He had to give his pt Lactulose through his NG tube. The pt asked if he could drink it, but my friend had already given the dose. He (my friend) was washing his hand, then when he turned back around he saw the pt with the free end of his NG in his mouth, sucking out the Lactulose! Ugh, what gets into people's heads?
  6. by   critcarenurse16
    [QUOTE=RNelf]That incident of swallowing someone else's lugie happened to an RT friend of mine. Yuck, gives me the oogies!
    Well it certainly wasn't my first choice for lunch--but given what our cafeteria serves...
  7. by   mariessas_mom
    Quote from ERNurse752
    "...cottage cheese crawling down those thighs..."

    You don't know how glad I am that I'm not eating cottage cheese for breakfast right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hee, hee! I worked for an OB/GYN for 7 years. To this day even the mention of cottage cheese makes me gag.....oh, gotta go now!
  8. by   ang75
    Had a 20 something yo male present to ED with CP for 3 days. Come to find out, he had gotten high on meth and put his sons sippy cup in his bum. If I didn't see it (In the OR of course) I never would have believed it. The OBS hall outside of the OR was packed!:chuckle
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from ang75
    had a 20 something yo male present to ed with cp for 3 days. come to find out, he had gotten high on meth and put his sons sippy cup in his bum. if i didn't see it (in the or of course) i never would have believed it. the obs hall outside of the or was packed!:chuckle
    dang them side effects!!!!!
  10. by   babsrich42
    ohhh here's a yucky one......I and a fellow nurse was giving a female patient a bath and changing linens. The patient was on the vent and really sedated so me and the nurse was talking about what we did the weekend before. Well, we go to trun the patient and her cather got wrapped up in the linen and pulled out and landed right in the front pocket of my scrubs.....gross!! I took that as the perfect example of the need to pay more attention to the patient and less to the conversation.
  11. by   Farkinott
    I remember squeezing a ripe boil on a young woman's back and the pus shot straight up my arm, past my gloves and up to the elbow! :imbar
  12. by   smilin_ER_RN
    Quote from mastiff38
    Well, I have to tell you... I am not a nurse yet, and haven't even started school yet... but I now know that I am making the right decision to leave my current career & go into nursing. Apparently, I was born for it. I've been reading these stories while I eat my lunch. They are completely cracking me up (except for the few sad ones), and not one of them made me put down my fork! Either I was meant to be a nurse, or I have a really serious food addiction! :-) Keep the stories coming!

    Kathy
    I know what you mean... although i do have 11yrs CNA under my belt not one of these stories have made me gag... i may have turned up my nose at a few coz some of it is just gross... but no technicolor twist here! :chuckle
  13. by   cnyrn
    Pt. went home s/p bka, returned a few days later with a post-op wound infection. Turns out pt. was letting her dog lick the wound, pt. thought this was the height of hilarity-weirdo!

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