What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 94

: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   sarah_bellum
    I have been reading these way too long, any of the poop eating ones get me every time
  2. by   Shenanigans
    I was feeding an elderly man and when he finished I left the empty bowl in front of him as I was told to go check on another elderly patient and the care givers would pick up the plates. As I was in the next room I heard a vomiting sound so I went back into check on the elderly man.

    He had vomited his dinner back into the empty bowl and was now eating his vomit with his fingers.

    My friends all dry wretched when I told them that!! I have a strong consititution!
  3. by   seasonedlpn
    Ewwwww!! Yuck>>yuck>>yuck!!!!
  4. by   futurelpn09
    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...........
    are you serious you gotta be pulling my leg...lol:uhoh21:
  5. by   Jessiedog
    Quote from Shenanigans
    I was feeding an elderly man and when he finished I left the empty bowl in front of him as I was told to go check on another elderly patient and the care givers would pick up the plates. As I was in the next room I heard a vomiting sound so I went back into check on the elderly man.

    He had vomited his dinner back into the empty bowl and was now eating his vomit with his fingers.

    My friends all dry wretched when I told them that!! I have a strong consititution!
    Working in a paediatric ward, I saw something almost as bad. Had a 3yo child with asthma, and having regular nebulized ventolin. While on the nebuliser I nipped next room to see to another child. On my return I noted that the 3yo had vomited, and the vomit had collected in the nebuliser bowl....

    YEP!!!! The child was inhalng NEBULISED VOMIT, with mum WATCHING and doing nothing.

    EEEeeeeeewwwwww.
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Jessiedog
    Working in a paediatric ward, I saw something almost as bad. Had a 3yo child with asthma, and having regular nebulized ventolin. While on the nebuliser I nipped next room to see to another child. On my return I noted that the 3yo had vomited, and the vomit had collected in the nebuliser bowl....

    YEP!!!! The child was inhalng NEBULISED VOMIT, with mum WATCHING and doing nothing.

    EEEeeeeeewwwwww.
    It's a wonder the 3 yo didn't get aspiration pneumonia.:angryfire
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from danissa
    Ok, I know that sounds gross to you and I, who are not in our 80's, but for the two eighty year old ADULTS, with the desire to go for it! WOW! Why would you interfere and tell them they couldn't "finish"?? They are not minors, they are elderly adults, and unless one of the pair was not of sound judgement, entering into the act willingly, then is it right to stop two adults getting it together, just cause we think they are past it? Sounds like an invasion of their privcy and the human right of choice, (adult choice that is!). JMHO! What an embarrasment for them, to be caught and chastised like two teenagers......

    When I'M 80 something...hope I have the energy to do the same!!!
    I was working in an alzheimers unit while in nursing school, and I heard the nurses question how to document an elderly man who they caught having sex with an elderly woman. Apparently (accordinh to them) they thought they were husband and wife.
  8. by   MTRN13
    Quote from Mrs.A
    Gross, yucky , nursing story. Ok, one evening I had to cover a locked behavior unit. There was a geri pt. with dementia, hx. of violent episodes. He had done some serious damage so I kind of kept track of where and what he was was doing. I see him standing just outside the door of the recreation room. I walked over to see what he was doing and he flashed me a big smile. He had been eating his feces and his teeth were absolutely covered. I could feel my stomach turn as I tried to direct him to his room calmly. Then he reached out his hand towards someone in the rec room. I looked he had been passing his feces out to other patients and about 4 or 5 of them were having dessert with him. All that kept going through my head was "OMG, they are passing it around like a box of Russell Stovers" . It really did look like they were offering each other fine chocolate.Revolted, nauseated I don't think there is a word to describe what I felt. I called for an aide and it was the one time I pulled rank. I said they need to be cleaned , and left on my hour lunch. I felt awful not helping but, there was no way I could do it. For a whole week, I'd get that "like a box of chocolate" thought in my mind and there went eating for the day. Even now , my husband was watching me on computer and said what are you writing, your face is all screwed up. LOL after all these years retelling the story makes me cringe.
    Of all these stories this is the only one I couldn't finish reading. I was dry heaving. I might have lost my lunch over that one if I had witnessed it first hand. That story is just so wrong and disturbing.
  9. by   VivaRN
    I was doing a pelvic on a woman c/o vaginal irritation x 2mos. Let's just say it was... um, "not so fresh". But where else can you put your face when doing a pelvic? I did my best not to inhale.

    When I opened the speculum all I could see was yellow discharge all over everything. As I watched it started filling up the speculum -literally rushing toward me in a river of milky yellow - AHHH! I did a swab real quick and got the speculum out, but it was dripping with her discharge. The smell was like musty unwashed underwear.

    (This whole time I'm making small talk with the patient like nothing is wrong)

    I went for the trashcan but before I could get it in a big glop of discharge fell on my shoe and sock. I didn't want to freak in front of the patient so I got her out of the stirrups, praying she wouldn't notice, smiling before I ran outta there like nothing.

    Turned out it was trich - I could see them swimming on the slide (ewww!). Had to wear the sock for the rest of the day. Scrubbed the shoe, but it still had that musty discharge smell. For the rest of the day I was so paranoid other people could smell it (I sure could). I swear it's not me!
  10. by   FranEMTnurse
    The one about the pelvic exam was the one that made me say Eeeeww

  11. by   CrunchRN
    Viva RN,

    That was a great entry. Since I was an office Ob/Gyn nurse for a loooong time i can really appreciate and relate to that one. Yikes!
  12. by   wishiwereanurse
    I've gotten to page 35, 36 or 37 reading this post, then I came across the word 'lice' and that reminds me of this one story a nurse told me when I was still a student...it was her neighbor I think, or something like that...I dont remember well anymore 'cuz it was long time ago...

    There was this poor little kid that had a bump on her head, and the parents thought maybe the kid just bumped her head somewhere, but after a while it started bulging more, so they get the kid to the hospital. I guess what happened was they lanced the bump and found out that there was a ball of lice inside the boil...uggghhh nasty!

    Then the nurse asked me which I'd rather: have lice covering each strand of my hair, or have a whole colony of them balled up in a bump on the scalp! uggghhh!!!

    I can stand all the blood, poop, earwax, slime, etc..but maggots, lice, etc just makes me squirm...
  13. by   3dogs1cat
    Quote from KaraLea
    My latest would be the woman who came into Med/Surg with UNTREATED Breast CA. She had been sent home the day before because there was no longer anything we could do for her and she wanted to die at home. Well, it must have been a long drive to get home because she stayed that night in a hotel where she fell and landed on the floor chest first. The CA had eaten to the outside and there were a bunch of "blisters" on the breast which burst when she fell. There were huge open, draining wounds to the breast now which we had to "dress" with chux pads...These were the only things that would fit. Just layered chux ans towels over the breast. We had to keep her in a Resp isolation room because of the stench alone and you could still smell the rotting flesh in the hallway everytime the door was opened. By the time I came on, she had become unconcious without obvious signs of pain, though we did have Roxinol ordered for her. This poor woman died later that same day and I called my doctor for a mammogram the next day. It really scared me. This CA had been caught early enough, but she had refused treatment.
    As a nursing student I saw this type of breast ca. Except the lady had an e.coli infection in it. I check my breast every month and when I recently had a lump INSISTED that my gyn refer me for at least an ultrasound even though he thought it was no big deal. It was nothing but I definitely did not want to go through what this patient went through if it could be helped.

    My patient's family brought in all kinds of smelly room freshner things..it just can't cover up that smell.

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