What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 88

: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   oncnursemsn
    I work in bone marrow transplant, but we had a bed and it was winter (Boston). An elderly lady was admitted with the chief complaint of "I need new glasses." Only at our hospital... She lived in a walk up- no shower, just a toilet and probably hadn't seen a bath in years. Her legs were black, with filth and lint covering her feet. It took us days to soak the dead black crusts of her feet and lower legs. I threw her clothes away- we took surgical brushes and liquid soap and warm wet towels and just soaked it off. Icky pieces of skin everywhere...
    Then there's the guy with head and neck ca with a PEG and trach. Mentally ill too- great surgical candidate. He's hovering over me, peeing on the floor when his PEG opens and theres a stew of old PEG feeds mixed with urine splashing onto my shoes. All I could do to keep from gagging. There are days ya gotta love it....
  2. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from makawiliwili
    Oh boy here I go. I work in acute psych.

    Shizophrenic male pulled his eyeball out of his socket with his bare hands because he thought he'd sinned by looking at a woman. Fitted him with a glass eye but he didn't like to wear it. He's still in the hospital, 10 years later.

    Another poor soul cut his penis off with a razor. He wanted to be a she. He flushed it down the toilet and later had reassignment surgery. She's actually much better and quite charming actually.

    We have a patient who picks his skin until it bleeds. All over his body.

    Lots of poo stories but the worst are the patients who are obsessed with it. We had a guy who liked to "decorate" his room with poo.

    I could go on...
    OMG! How horrible. I would think cutting your penis off would hurt quite a bit. I mean, if he wanted to become a she, why not just have it sugically done? Why go through all the trouble? Then again, it IS the pysch ward. And that lady. Wow! All I could say is Wow. I hope she is okay. And poo would not be a pretty sight, I bet. Thankfully, in my training, I have not come across any of those people yet.
  3. by   teeituptom
    Quote from mindyg22
    Wow!This one has got to be one of the worst I have read on here. At least I know I don't want to work in that dept. I have a thing about eyes. I can't stand to see eye surgery or watch people take their contacts out. It creeps me out. I am getting better about the contact thing considering I had to wear them. I can't do poo. Poor penis!
    Ive seen a large number of penis's whacked off, by others and by them selves, which is worse.
  4. by   Diahni
    OMG! How horrible. I would think cutting your penis off would hurt quite a bit. I mean, if he wanted to become a she, why not just have it sugically done?


    Cuz he's nuts!
  5. by   lpn2b2010
    That is SOOOOOOO wrong!!!

    Quote from Dayray
    I was a new CNA in the nursing home and feeling very proud of my first step in my chosen career.

    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...........
  6. by   lpn2b2010
    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:
    I got this same story in an e-mail one time. Hmmmmmm
  7. by   abbaking
    Quote from Dayray
    I was a new CNA in the nursing home and feeling very proud of my first step in my chosen career.

    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...........
    :angryfireOH MY GOD!!!! I have worked in nearly every department and seen my share of gross things, but that takes the cake. Thats a facial from hell!:angryfire
  8. by   fey_lassRN
    I worked L&D in a poor, rural area where basics like running water and electricity could not be taken for granted. We had a patient with postpartum hemorrhage, and she got a dose of Hemobate. Diarrhea resulted, as it often does with this med, and the patient was incontinent because the epidural was still effective. One of my coworkers pulled back the sheets to start the cleanup only to run screaming (literally) from the room. The bed was filled with feces and wriggly squiggly jumpy worms. The patient had intestinal parasites, and we expelled them for her. That's what happens when your well is too close to your septic tank.
  9. by   ?burntout
    Quote from fey_lassRN
    I worked L&D in a poor, rural area where basics like running water and electricity could not be taken for granted. We had a patient with postpartum hemorrhage, and she got a dose of Hemobate. Diarrhea resulted, as it often does with this med, and the patient was incontinent because the epidural was still effective. One of my coworkers pulled back the sheets to start the cleanup only to run screaming (literally) from the room. The bed was filled with feces and wriggly squiggly jumpy worms. The patient had intestinal parasites, and we expelled them for her. That's what happens when your well is too close to your septic tank.
  10. by   fey_lassRN
    Quote from NiteNICUNurse
    During the SAE they claimed that it was caused by a strong cervival contraction at the same time the OB was attempting delivery...that along with it only being a 24 weeker. Only time Iv'e seen or heard of it and hopefully I never will again!
    I've seen it in a fetal demise of around 20 weeks, but I've never seen it in a live birth.
  11. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from Frances LeMay
    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:
    OMG! I do hope that the pair of them were alright. Man, talk about a tight grip. That must have hurt...
  12. by   fey_lassRN
    Quote from MelissaRN
    My big gross out is bathing people that are 300 or 400 lbs. They have nasty yeast in their folds. It's so gross, you feel the gloves sliding through it and it feels all mushy. I scrubb it and dump the old yeast powder to it.
    I had a patient in labor one night who was huge. She was going to be a repeat c-section, and was very ill with some preexisting medical conditions. They finally made the call to go to surgery and I had the job of prepping her. Even if we are going to do a classical incision, we still shave the low transverse abdomen. So, I went in with the shaver and some gloves, took a deep (mental) breath, and tried to pick up her belly so I could shave her. Her belly was huge and probably weighed 75lbs on it's own. So I called in another nurse to lift all the folds, and we discovered wet pubic hair. I wondered if her water had broken, but no, it was slime. Grey stinky slime. We cultured it, and it was a rare fungus. The residents had to look it up, because it's not something usually seen on the skin. I deal with some gross things in OB because of incredibly poor hygiene, but that just really sticks out in my mind.
  13. by   fey_lassRN
    Quote from Chad_KY_SRNA
    SoldierMedic the pt. got poison ivy "down south" from wiping his bottom with poison ivy leaves and it spread to the genitals when he scratched. Seems like you would pay better attention to what you wipe with doesn't it?

    My friend Jeannie is doing an ER clinical this month in a small rural hospital. She and a few students were assisting clearing out a trach and one of the students asked what made the sputum look green. The RT quickly replied, "The Funk" .

    I have done far better than I expected, I have not gagged once while reading all of these pages, I have been sitting here for nearly four hours. Some of the stuff discussed by nursing folk would gag a maggot. Jeannie and I were talking about the funk the other night and a few of our coworkers at the LTC facility were turning green. I told her that I thought we both needed immediate mental help.
    Many times in report in Labor & Delivery the term "funky monkey" comes up.

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