What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 31

: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   smilin_ER_RN
    Quote from teeituptom
    had a 30ish intox make
    mucho beers
    mucho burritos
    belching and barfing who knows what malodorous substances
    passing flatus like the national gas reserve
    took his socks off and threw them on the floor they still stood up
    took his stained pants off and leaned them against the wall
    they stood up too
    bathed him
    genitalia included
    found a wad of cash almost 2000 dollars stuffed under the scritum
    Nobody would steal that for sure
    also found a 22 derringer under his scrotum, loaded
    I dont think it would have worked though
    Lice in his hair
    showered him in the detox roomwent to put foley in
    green urethral discharge noted


    welcome to the wonderfull world of er nursing
    Makes ya wonder if it was the guy with the 40lb scrotum... how could he hide all that there LOL
  2. by   smilin_ER_RN
    One night in my alzheimers unit, we had one lady who was swearing up and down there was a fire in her room and that the stove needed to be turned off.... (she even threw water on the ceiling) so we kind of got her settled down. and we hear the woman in the next room just jabbering away.... we go in there and she has dug herself out, xlarge bm turds on the floor. her explainaition was "I am cooking lunch" hummmmmm cooking/stove???? very interesting!
  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from 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!

    Yuck. What an idiot!
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from 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!
    Probably because she believed the old wives tale that the saliva of a dog's tongue has (I forgot the number) anti-infective saliva glands, and is why they lick their wounds to heal them.
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from smilinnurse2B
    One night in my alzheimers unit, we had one lady who was swearing up and down there was a fire in her room and that the stove needed to be turned off.... (she even threw water on the ceiling) so we kind of got her settled down. and we hear the woman in the next room just jabbering away.... we go in there and she has dug herself out, xlarge bm turds on the floor. her explainaition was "I am cooking lunch" hummmmmm cooking/stove???? very interesting!
    Yes it is gross. Yuck, yuck, yuck. I got the full picture in technicolor!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   Chibi Baka
    A nice littel old man in a wheel chair waved at one of my co-workers (a pretty littel 18 year-old, fresh out of high school sugar and spice type of girl). He said "honey come over here please" as she bent down to talk to him. He moved the blanket covering his legs and SPLAT! he ejaculated right in her face and mouth. I never saw her again and thus my nursing career beagn...........


    THATS THE WORST THING I EVER HEARD IN MY LIFEE!!!!!
  7. by   Chibi Baka
    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!


    He ate it!! HOLY god no!
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from chibi baka
    he ate it!! holy god no!
    [color=olive]eeeewwww!!!!
  9. by   TDub
    I had a renal patient who used to sit right across from the nurse's station where we were charting. She'd wait until we'd look up and then pick the blue pseudomonas scabs off her trach and eat them. I would actually gag, a rare occurance for me.



    This wasn't me, but happened to a good friend, an RT. He was in the burn unit and was suctioning some poor soul from a third world country. He had removed the red robinson and was very puzzled. It was at least 10 inches longer than when it had gone in. My friend is holding it in the air and trying to figure out what was going on when the end of the rr turns around and LOOKS at him. It was a huge red ascaris worm in the patient's lungs, the same shade and diameter as the cath.

    I said, "OMG, what did you do?"

    He answered, "Oh, just screamed and threw it across the room."
  10. by   nurseunderwater
    Quote from tdub
    this wasn't me, but happened to a good friend, an rt. he was in the burn unit and was suctioning some poor soul from a third world country. he had removed the red robinson and was very puzzled. it was at least 10 inches longer than when it had gone in. my friend is holding it in the air and trying to figure out what was going on when the end of the rr turns around and looks at him. it was a huge red ascaris worm in the patient's lungs, the same shade and diameter as the cath.

    i said, "omg, what did you do?"

    he answered, "oh, just screamed and threw it across the room."
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhh!!! :uhoh21: :uhoh21:
  11. by   TDub
    I know! I think I would have wee'd myself.
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from tdub
    i had a renal patient who used to sit right across from the nurse's station where we were charting. she'd wait until we'd look up and then pick the blue pseudomonas scabs off her trach and eat them. i would actually gag, a rare occurance for me.



    this wasn't me, but happened to a good friend, an rt. he was in the burn unit and was suctioning some poor soul from a third world country. he had removed the red robinson and was very puzzled. it was at least 10 inches longer than when it had gone in. my friend is holding it in the air and trying to figure out what was going on when the end of the rr turns around and looks at him. it was a huge red ascaris worm in the patient's lungs, the same shade and diameter as the cath.

    i said, "omg, what did you do?"

    he answered, "oh, just screamed and threw it across the room."
    eeeeeewwwww!!!!!!!! poor guy. no wonder he was having breathing problems. ugly thing. yuck!!
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    I have an interesting one that my caregiver told me about this morning. She has a friend who's an ER nurse, and she had the following experience:

    A young couple came into the ER. He with an injury to his penis, and she had a head injury.

    As the nurse was taking the patients history, she learned that they were at a restaurant having a wedding anniversary dinner. While they were waiting for their meals, he said to her, "I dare you to get under the table and service me." The loving wife did as was told, and during the process, she had a seizure. That was when she received the head injury. Her husband was stabbing her in the head with a fork to get her to loosen her grip.:roll :chuckle :hatparty:

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