What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 84

: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   Kiwimid
    i for one am never eating shrimp again.................
  2. by   maliat
    I now have my own gross story, the first week back to clinicals. I dc'd a foley and the urine was so gross my instructor had me go to the dirty utility room to empty it. I thought it was just really concentrated and dark. However once I started emptying it, oh gross. It was really thick and mucous-like. Even my instructor said it was the grossest thing she'd ever seen. I was squeezing the bag to get it out. Every time I think of it I cringe in disgust and the smell comes back to me.
    Malia
  3. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from maliat
    I now have my own gross story, the first week back to clinicals. I dc'd a foley and the urine was so gross my instructor had me go to the dirty utility room to empty it. I thought it was just really concentrated and dark. However once I started emptying it, oh gross. It was really thick and mucous-like. Even my instructor said it was the grossest thing she'd ever seen. I was squeezing the bag to get it out. Every time I think of it I cringe in disgust and the smell comes back to me.
    Malia
    I had a pt like that once. Usually they are on their way to an eternal care unit transfer, or they are REALLY dehydrated, or both. This lady's urine looked, the closest thing I could compare it to, was chocolate milk. I thought surely she would not make it through my shift, but she got better with some IVF and went back to the nursing home alert & oriented!
  4. by   jnrsmommy
    Oh my, I just remembered my disgusting story. Had a pt w/ a foley that I went to empty one night, and noticed from the tubing and bag, there was a lot of sediment. So as I start to empty it, this smell about knocks me over. I can handle the smells and the visuals, but this had me thiiiis close to losing my lunch. It was horrible. Then, to top it off, there was all this big floaty, stringy stuff (have no idea how else to say it) in the urinal. It looked just like how the eggs do in egg drop soup, and danged if that wasn't what I had brought me for dinner that night.
    One and only time I couldn't eat my food. LOL
  5. by   CeeKayRN
    Oh my goodness! Just halfway through the posts and the only one that almost made me lose it was the one about the worm from the trach site! I couldn't stop shivering after that. Will share some of my own once I finish!
    After the Broncos Vs. Raiders game later today of course! :beercuphe
  6. by   peridotgirl
    wow. a pt with urine like the cholocate milk! Never heard that one! I never knew urine could be brown.
  7. by   CeeKayRN
    WOW! Finally done with all 109 pages! Now have just a few to share of my own....all of which are tame in comparison to what I've read

    1) Litlte old guy comes into ER from local nursing home because the staff at the nursing home couldn't get his foley in. We figure, No biggie, get a cudet and we'll fix him right up. Well, we get him into the bed, and expose him, and this stuff that looks like petrolaeum jelly is all over his genitals... the smell is so gawdawful I still gag about it! Sent him back to the NH on Levaquin.

    2) Guy comes in with c/c of diarrhea x2 weeks. Had tried Tx at home(Immodium, wait it out, etc). Guy brings with him a ziploc bag full of poo. My NP wants me to get a fresh sample to send off to lab. What ends up in the hat is the nastiest stuff ever. It looks like that orange greasy stool that you get from using alli(Or what I've read anyway), but has this hugely mucusy consistency... I coined a new term that day... Assbooger.

    3) Lady comes in via EMS for... something. I can't remember. EMS tells me that the house is absolutely disgusting, filthy, etc, etc. Pt is a rather large woman(Probably about 3 bills) with scaly, oozing nastyness all over her legs. It's my area, so I do her intake, asking all my questions, and removing her socks as well as improvised dressings(paper towels). I let the doc know, he goes in to do his assessment. I tell my Charge nurse about it, and ask her to look at the legs and give me an idea of what the heck this is. Well, I covered the woman's legs to protect her privacy. My charge nurse goes right on in and removes the sheets. The doctor was horrified... he came out and said, "Carrie, before you send some one in to look. Let me prepare a little first. I totally wasn't ready for that!" I cracked up, it was the first time I'd ever seen that doc look a little peaked!!

    That's all for now... gotta get SOME sleep!
  8. by   allthemadmen
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    The patient couldent remeber what he had done with them. She gave up and took to cleaning up the two resisdents. she cleaend the resident who had lost his dentures first and had a hard time cleaning carmel out of his mustash and mouth.

    She then cleaned up his roomate and found the missing detures stuck to his scrotum with carmel, when she changed his depends.

    Guess the guy was enjoying the carmel so much he forgot about his teeth.
    So that's what elderly pts get up to when they're alone, huh? The old folks' "tearoom!"
  9. by   brentster_us
    I had a doctor once that knew that I hated anything gyno. So, as always I begged to trade with someone else but he'd already told them no, that he wanted me to do it. Long story short, he wanted me to clean a women that complained of severe burning and a discharge (not to mention the oder) from her peri area. Well, when I got in there, this stringy stuff kept coming out, but it wasn't infection, I coudn't figure out what it was. It was so disgusting that I had to finally leave the room. Turns out, it was a Tampon that she had left in for 2 cycles. I don't know why she wasn't dead or having a lot more problems. It was a mystery that I didn't care to analyze or ever go through again.
  10. by   peridotgirl
    a tampon she had left in for 2 cycles.. .? Wow, I guess in nursing there is always something new. how did she not notice it? and aren't you supposed to pull it out...? Common sense!!! I mean, cum on! I would assmue it would be uncomfortable (yea, I don't use tampoons).
  11. by   allthemadmen
    A midwife I know told me a client came to her (not pregnant, a well-woman client) complaining of similar symptoms to those described above...she found a condom *and* a tampon in there. Apparently the woman's lover had not informed her of things he'd left behind..and by the time this was all cleaned up, the relationship had been over for some time.

    People manage to "lose" all sorts of things, as we know...what really disturbs me is that people can have all kinds of funk happening and still be too alienated from their bodies to wash hands really well and see what's going on in there themselves!
  12. by   Redman
    Well, I was just out of nursing school and working on a Telemetry floor and we had a patient pass away that was a DNR. So we were cleaning her up for the family and doing all the things you do when someone passes away.

    So, I was standing at the bedside and they decided to roll her towards me to clean her back up a bit and someone says "Didnt she have stomach cancer?" About that time this black fluid comes pouring out of this poor lady covering my shooes and scrubs and making a puddle about 4 inches deep in the corner of the room. They all kind of looked at me and I looked at them and said "Well, might as well finish up I am already here."

    We finished up and I got the priviledge of cleaning the mess on the floor up. Needless to day it was the perfect end to an already long long shift......
  13. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    these are nothing compared to what y'all have posted, i guess mine is to come, haha...

    ~ my friend was assisting a surgical resident with an i & d of a rectal abcess. what did they find in there, but...a chicken bone and a toothpick. the doctor was very taken aback. my friend thought they appeared there via the oral route. of course, she had just left our suburban campus to come work in the city one. how innocent she was!
    ~ there was a patient on our floor before i worked there who was admitted quite often because of infection at her urostomy site. it was puzzling a few people as to why this would happen...she knew how to use the device and whatnot, and it wasn't a chronic infection. then she revealed to her wet-behind-the-ears lpn (who re-evaluated her new career that day) that she was a prostitute and allowed her johns to...enjoy the stoma. and oh, it gets better. she was also pimping out her microcephalous daughter. (no regard to her or her daughter's health!)
    ~ don't think that i'm anti-cosmetic surgery, i'm not, but i still cannot get over how hideous a fresh s/p face lift is! to think that this was intentional is what is so nuts. i couldn't make a face look that bad with an aluminum bat. there are drains hanging out, swelling everywhere and he (yes he) or she can't see, hear or talk. all to look pretty...
    ~ a very seasoned lpn did this at work the other night. she has a lot of back problems and takes a great deal of motrin. well, she accidentally dropped a pill on the floor in the nurses' station. she picked it up, blew on it, and took it! :selfbonk: doesn't everyone know the 5 second rule doesn't apply in the hospital? (especially an experienced professional?)
    ~ a gentleman admitted to our floor d/t chf had a scrotum the size of his head. his feet were caked in dry, dirty skin, especially on his heels...ever seen an elephant's foot? he admitted he didn't wash his feet, and didn't want to. not a pretty picture, especially when you learn that the charge nurse caught him masturbating. how he found his penis is beyond me. we sure couldn't.

    *jess*

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