What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 98

: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   sbenning5
    [quote=Parade;2838958]I am not a nurse (yet!), but I have a rather tasty story I can share.

    At the time, I was working as a Unit Clerk on Med-Surg 8P-8A. Day shift had left me in one hell of a mess, and I really was paying too much attention to my screen and not enough attention to what was going on around me. It was probably close to midnight when I noticed the pungent odor of fresh feces. Hey, it WAS Med-Surg, and I just shrugged it off as an occupational hazard.

    It starts getting stronger, and my radar kicks in and a realize that it's on the move and coming towards me. I look up and I see this rather unsavory looking man limping towards me carrying a black trash bag. He walks up to my desk and tells me that he needs a nurse, and by this time, I can tell that he's not mentally sound. He absolutely reeks of feces and stagnant urine, and was covered in these open, draining wounds. I somehow manage to keep a smile on my face and I tell the man that I'll have a nurse out to see him as soon as I can. I knew my charge nurse would be back in the room in a short time, so while I'm waiting, I make the mistake of asking the man what he needs to see a nurse about.

    This sick grin crosses his face and he puts this trash bag he's been carrying
    ON MY DESK ON TOP OF A STACK OF CHARTS and proceeds to open it and pull out his foot. No, you did not misread that. He pulled out his foot and starts waving it around. Just then, my CN comes around the corner and I'm outta there! I managed not to yark until I made it to the restroom, somehow.

    After that, I think I'll be able to handle nursing school just fine.[
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    I think you WIN for the most bizarre story!! Blech!
  2. by   Ekstasis
    Quote from Cooker93
    One of my worst times, just to think back-I also worked in Psych. We had a lady who used to "pee" in paper cups and save them on her dresser. Well, one day, we went onto her room to make sure they were disposed of and clean it up and (of course it was her monthly time) she was drinking from the paper cups!!!! I almost lost it right there. I couldn't hardly look at her for a long time without stopping myself from vomitting.
    Ugh! Only one other post made me gag in this whol thread (can't remember which) and yet this one made me want to STOP READING this thread! Ugh.
    bleh!
  3. by   sparketteinok
    Lord have mercy I am crying I am laughing so hard
  4. by   alcrab01
    I was a CNA at the time this incident happened. I'm a critical care nurse now, and I have never been as grossed out as I was by this...

    A woman in her 40's who had had a colostomy for several years following a bad MVA was admitted for an infection in her colostomy site. She came to my unit and sure enough, green pus everywhere. The site was cultured and.. guess what? She had gonorrhea in her stoma. She reluctantly admitted that she had met a man in a fetish chatroom and let him "make love" to her stoma!

    Now, there is some patient teaching I would have never thought of! "By, the way, if you let someone sexually penetrate your stoma, make sure they wear a condom."
  5. by   mom4josh
    Quote from alcrab01
    I was a CNA at the time this incident happened. I'm a critical care nurse now, and I have never been as grossed out as I was by this...

    A woman in her 40's who had had a colostomy for several years following a bad MVA was admitted for an infection in her colostomy site. She came to my unit and sure enough, green pus everywhere. The site was cultured and.. guess what? She had gonorrhea in her stoma. She reluctantly admitted that she had met a man in a fetish chatroom and let him "make love" to her stoma!

    Now, there is some patient teaching I would have never thought of! "By, the way, if you let someone sexually penetrate your stoma, make sure they wear a condom."



    EEEWWWW! Not sure I would ever even think to tell someone that. Gross!

  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    originally posted by vivalasviejas
    in the confused-patient vein, here's one of my favorites: 94 yo jenny, who had never in her life been in a hospital ("i birthed all 11 of my babies right in my own house, never seen no doctor or nothin', and every one of 'em was as healthy as i am!"). she was on the med-surg floor with chf, and even though she was more than a little demented, she had a kind of twisted logic. there was another confused pt. in the room across from jenny's who yelled all night long no matter what we did for him, and to say the least, this did not make jenny very happy. we were all taking a short coffee break at around 4 am when we heard this blood-curdling scream from the general direction of the man's room. no sooner had we run around the corner to see what was going on than we spotted jenny, who was shuffling toward us with a half-full catheter bag........along with the entire catheter, balloon and all. "i yanked this contraption outta that feller down the hall,' she announced, handing over the apparatus before heading back down the hall to her own room. "guess now he's got something to holler about!!"did he calm down after that?:chuckle
  7. by   NiteNurz
    Quote from alcrab01
    I was a CNA at the time this incident happened. I'm a critical care nurse now, and I have never been as grossed out as I was by this...

    A woman in her 40's who had had a colostomy for several years following a bad MVA was admitted for an infection in her colostomy site. She came to my unit and sure enough, green pus everywhere. The site was cultured and.. guess what? She had gonorrhea in her stoma. She reluctantly admitted that she had met a man in a fetish chatroom and let him "make love" to her stoma!

    Now, there is some patient teaching I would have never thought of! "By, the way, if you let someone sexually penetrate your stoma, make sure they wear a condom."
    Hahaha....that must be some sort of "thing" that us regular people would never dream up, but we just discharged a pt recently that had to have her stoma repaired because of sex. I swear people will do anything.
  8. by   NiteNurz
    Since we're on the subject....I don't know if this is true so if anyone knows or has seen this out there, please share...

    I went into a local tattoo/piercing salon recently and was talking the one of the guys that works there. He said recently there is a new thing going on in the gay community were males are having there urethra dialated (using the same method that people use to get their earlobes so huge they can put a beer can in), and having sexual intercourse thru the urethra.

    To me, seeing what I seen as a nurse, anything sounds plausible, but this just seemed off the chart!

    Anyone know anything?????????????
  9. by   talaxandra
    Weeell - a friend looked after a female psych patient who would catheterise herself with a garden hose and drop fish hooks into her bladder (ouch!), so urethras can stretch, but you'd need a penetrating penis of much narrower diameter than the receptive penis, and I don't know where the pleasure would come from (not to mention nasty UTIs).
  10. by   One Flew Over
    Quote from abnurse
    Had a 900# lady admitted during the night and I had the honor of cleaning her up the next day. While bathing her I had to lift skin folds to get the foulest smelling stink off her. I lifted her breast and there was a dead kitten in the fat fold. I nearly aspirated on my vomit. It must have been there for a while because it was infested with maggots.
    Oh. My. God.

    I took care of a man once with dementia, and a very biiigggg appetite. A nurse left on his table a little med cup filled with 'miracle cream' for a rash on his back. She went back and it was empty! She asked him what he did with it and he said, 'I had somma that frostin', it was lousy!' hahah! :chuckle

    Now for the gross. This same man would NEVER let you take his tray away until there was not a crumb left. He got sick with pneumonia one year. Well he was so sick that while he was eating his pancakes he was vomiting all over his tray..... AND STILL EATING IT! When he took another bite he did it again. We just had to get that tray away from him. He fought us like hell, until we had to just rip the tray away from him and promise him something else once he was feeling better. I was gagging all the way out the door.
  11. by   Daywalker
    Something like that wouldn't surprise me, since some people prefer pain to pleasure. Still gross, though.
  12. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from NiteNurz
    Since we're on the subject....I don't know if this is true so if anyone knows or has seen this out there, please share...
    I went into a local tattoo/piercing salon recently and was talking the one of the guys that works there. He said recently there is a new thing going on in the gay community were males are having there urethra dialated (using the same method that people use to get their earlobes so huge they can put a beer can in), and having sexual intercourse thru the urethra.
    To me, seeing what I seen as a nurse, anything sounds plausible, but this just seemed off the chart!
    Anyone know anything?????????????
    yup-that stuff is out there on the internet...You can buy medical fetish equipment on line. Urethral sounds ,foley caths and enema equipment are apparently very popular. I think I see an alternative to "traditional " nursing in my future..:chuckle It's amazing-and a bit sickening-but every orifice can be dilated to gargantuan proportions..Well-they are not harming anyone but themselves so I say "go for it"
  13. by   nursebabygirl 08
    I once had a HIV + woman came into the ED with her boyfriend. this woman was on her period and came in for excessive bleeding. After giving her pads, wash cloths, and other personal cleaning products, she became angry and started throwing her soiled sanitary pads all over the flooor and at the nurses!

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