What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 40

: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   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from fuega
    I would say "It's not gonna make me vomit- is it?" or, "you already owe me your first-born..." I think though, that was a baptism by fire, because now, nothing grosses me out anymore.
    Hello T I see that you finally saw what the heck I was talking about. I think you thought that I was asking you for your nasty stories when indeed I was trying to get you to read these.
    I like that story and yes alot of obese patients tend to have crusty cheddar funk in their rolls. Always nice to look at after having oatmeal for breakfast, the smell just isnt the same though. [/QUOTE]

    Reminds me of the poor woman I admitted this evening just before shift change. She's 27 and is MR/DD, and she's a cat's hair shy of 400#. She was admitted for cellulitis of her left leg......a leg that looked as if she has elephantiasis, along with this unspeakable brownish, odoriferous cottage-cheesy stuff in the folds of both the leg and under her belly. Even the doctor was revolted. I had three first-year nursing students with me, and their eyes were huge---quite a sight to see (and a smell to smell :uhoh21: ) when you're a newbie, but to their credit they all stayed and even did part of her assessment. Gutsy kids.......I think if I'd seen something like that in my first semester, I might not be where I am now!
  2. by   avahsmiles
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Hello T I see that you finally saw what the heck I was talking about. I think you thought that I was asking you for your nasty stories when indeed I was trying to get you to read these.
    I like that story and yes alot of obese patients tend to have crusty cheddar funk in their rolls. Always nice to look at after having oatmeal for breakfast, the smell just isnt the same though.
    Reminds me of the poor woman I admitted this evening just before shift change. She's 27 and is MR/DD, and she's a cat's hair shy of 400#. She was admitted for cellulitis of her left leg......a leg that looked as if she has elephantiasis, along with this unspeakable brownish, odoriferous cottage-cheesy stuff in the folds of both the leg and under her belly. Even the doctor was revolted. I had three first-year nursing students with me, and their eyes were huge---quite a sight to see (and a smell to smell :uhoh21: ) when you're a newbie, but to their credit they all stayed and even did part of her assessment. Gutsy kids.......I think if I'd seen something like that in my first semester, I might not be where I am now![/QUOTE]

    OMG! I must go and barf now...........
  3. by   klhs
    ]Cant believe I have been sitting here reading this ENTIRE thread for the past 2 hours! I kept thinking "one more page and I will go to bed"... dang it ... the one more page soon became the LAST page! :spin:
  4. by   pghfoxfan
    My friend is an OR nurse, and she received an morbidly obese patient one day for surgery and found a grilled cheese sandwich under her breast!

    That takes "saving it for later" way to seriously
  5. by   DutchgirlRN
    Two particular stories come to mind. I used to work in a rural hospital. Years ago in OB when we still did enema's. I gave this woman her enema and hundreds of worms were swimming in the bed pan. The specimens were sent to the lab and she had like 6 different kinds of worms. Her baby was in isolation the whole time she was in. It was a vag delivery and back then they stayed for 3 days. Those 3 days seemed so much longer. Poor child, she must be 20 years old or so by now. I hope it she doing better than her mother was at that age. Second, just last week we had a morbidly obese woman on med/surg who stunk and we decided to bath her pronto. As we undressed her she had cockroaches in her clothes. When lifting up her belly flap to clean, yup, out ran another of those little suckers. Can you imagine having cockroaches crawling in your clothes and on your body? oohhhhh makes me shiver just thinking about it again. I have also seen some pretty nasty gangrene cases. People from the hills that never took care of their diabetes, or probably didn't even know they were diabetic. The rural hospital could be very interesting !!! Yuck !!!
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    This is the very reason we are nurses. We are a unique bunch in that we become fixated on, talk about, and laugh at all the sick, yucky stuff, and we have such a sick sense of humor. I just looooove it. Gotta love a nurse. Lots of people would gag, pass out, or be revolted at the stuff we deal with on a daily basis.
  7. by   Adam D. RN2005
    Quote from pghfoxfan
    My friend is an OR nurse, and she received an morbidly obese patient one day for surgery and found a grilled cheese sandwich under her breast!

    That takes "saving it for later" way to seriously
    I can't help but think that she was hiding it after the NPO order came through.
  8. by   xmaxiex
    My story sounds like a walk in the park after some of these! I was giving H20 and bolus feed via g-tube it was slow going and I didn't like the way the end of the dressing was curling up so I peered a little closer to make sure I had taped it , at the same time the man coughed and out flew all the contents of the g-tube into my face .Now I feel blessed after reading some of these !!!!
  9. by   celticqueen
    before i started my training, i was a care assistant in a nursing home. We had 1 old lady that the nightstaff were afraid of - she used to bite, scratch, punch...... Anyway, after a struggle i managed to get her in her chair for breakfast. During handover, the kitchen assistant - almost puking, and only able to say the lady's name and point. Of course, poor muggins here had to go and investigate. I went into her room only to be faced with this scene: Full cooked english breakfast.......large turd on top, which she was eating with a knife and fork. If that wasn't bad enough she asked me for a drink of water because ".....it's got stuck in my throat dear....."
  10. by   celticqueen
    that worm one was totally vile. eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!
    Last edit by celticqueen on Oct 30, '04
  11. by   celticqueen
    Quote from 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:

    HA HA, you can just imagine it can't you??? It's like something out of American Pie . I'm surprised she didn't bite it off!!!!
  12. by   nursebetty2
    Quote from BadBird
    I had a 80 + year old male patient, I put his foley catheter in, bathed him only to discover he ejaculated all over his clean covers!!!!!!!!! Lots of teasing after that, all the male nurses said if they ever come in they wanted me to put the foley in and bathe them. YUCK
    i guess your girl women was u inbarrsed bout bathing him seeing him nude washing him
    rong what he did verry
  13. by   JACALA_CL
    in nsg school i was assisting my girlfriend with a dressing change. the woman was morbidly obese and recently had abd surg (for what i cannot remember). "N" had to change the packing. when "N" took the old packing out and saw a pool of foul (x1000) green noxious liquid . . . . she threw up INTO the woman's open abdomen! then i had to run to b/r to vomit from her vomiting into the wound.
    ..... the patient? she just said "that's ok dearie, i know it isn't very pleasant"

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