What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story? - page 99

: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   nursebabygirl 08
    I once had a woman who had a colostomy was turning tricks in her hospital room. After finishing with a john, she would press the call light for someone to come in her room and change her sheets!When asked "why" she what she did in the hospital, her reply was "well i don't have straight sex with these men; they penetrate my colostomy and i don't have to get pregnant; that's pretty easy for $20.00.
  2. by   Aislstarfish
    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.

    I dont know why this made me laugh hahah.. i think it's so disgusting and unbelieveable that it's funny. hahahah come on, a kitten???! :chuckle
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from ktwlpn
    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"
    What will they think of next??????? I had my urethra stretched due to growing shut from surgery once, and I felt like the doctor was torturing me. Good grief!!!! They's a gittin' sicker n' sicker in their heads.
  4. by   Babs0512
    When I was working in the ER, this elderly lady was brought in post MVA on a backboard and collared. As we were trying to get through all her winter clothing to put her on a monitor, (did I mention she was HOH?) she began to complain that she might "throw up". I tried to calm her, however, in short order she began to vomit.

    I grabbed the back board and turned her over onto her side so she could vomit through the bars of the gurney - all over my legs and feet. After a bit, it seemed she had stopped, so I asked her if she was through, she couldn't hear me, so yes....I bent down....opened my mouth wide and shouted "are you done vomi" mid sentence she vomited, directly into my mouth.

    YUK!!!
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from Babs0512
    When I was working in the ER, this elderly lady was brought in post MVA on a backboard and collared. As we were trying to get through all her winter clothing to put her on a monitor, (did I mention she was HOH?) she began to complain that she might "throw up". I tried to calm her, however, in short order she began to vomit.

    I grabbed the back board and turned her over onto her side so she could vomit through the bars of the gurney - all over my legs and feet. After a bit, it seemed she had stopped, so I asked her if she was through, she couldn't hear me, so yes....I bent down....opened my mouth wide and shouted "are you done vomi" mid sentence she vomited, directly into my mouth.

    YUK!!!
    Was there any beef in it? Just quoting Clara Piller from the old Burger King Commercials. I couldn't help myself. A sick yucky funny struck me when I read your post. Hope I didn't make you sick all over again.
  6. by   Babs0512
    Franemtnurse: ya know, I don't remember if there was beef in it, I remember just spitting it out and waiting for her to finish. Another nurse saw what happen and came over and held the backboard so I could go "freshen up" - I shoved my head in the sink to get it out of my hair, brushed my teeth, and borrowed scrubs from maternity. Funny thing is, I never got nauseated, I was too concerned for the patient. Weird, the things you remember.
  7. by   CrunchRN
    OMG - these stories are amazingly horrible.

    I have been following this thread since it's inception, and I cannot stop no matter how horrifiying.

    My hat's off to all you "real" nurses. I just don't think I could have done these things with these people. Y'all are just amazing and wonderful and I admire you to no end.

  8. by   becembrie
    EEEEEWWH! I can't seem to close my mouth. Each story I read seems more disturbing than the last. I'm glad I work in Peds. Can't really think of anything that compares.
  9. by   ohlpn
    I think I've posted this one before, but here goes! I was a fairly new nurse in a nursing home & we had a bedridden patient with an enormous abcess on his back...it actually looked like an infected zit.

    All shifts were dressing & cleansing this wound, he was on ATB's as well. I had to change the dressing & cleanse it one day & the (male) aide I had asked to assist me in holding this fellow on his side told me "I can take care of this problem, RIGHT NOW!!!"

    Ronnie proceded to apply pressure around the abcess & popped that sucker right open! It shot across the bed & landed on the wall behind me....it looked like someone had thrown a raw egg against the wall! I was horrified!

    It took a couple days to quit draining & heal up, but it did in less than a week. After many weeks of "treating" this nasty thing, an aide (& not a really good one for that matter) remedied the problem in a day!
  10. by   mom4josh
    Quote from ohlpn
    I think I've posted this one before, but here goes! I was a fairly new nurse in a nursing home & we had a bedridden patient with an enormous abcess on his back...it actually looked like an infected zit.

    All shifts were dressing & cleansing this wound, he was on ATB's as well. I had to change the dressing & cleanse it one day & the (male) aide I had asked to assist me in holding this fellow on his side told me "I can take care of this problem, RIGHT NOW!!!"

    Ronnie proceded to apply pressure around the abcess & popped that sucker right open! It shot across the bed & landed on the wall behind me....it looked like someone had thrown a raw egg against the wall! I was horrified!

    It took a couple days to quit draining & heal up, but it did in less than a week. After many weeks of "treating" this nasty thing, an aide (& not a really good one for that matter) remedied the problem in a day!

    I love stories like this... wish I could have been the one doing the popping. I don't get near enough of that in my job.

    In fact, we have a lady now who had a huge blackhead in her groin which I had my eye on the other night. I didn't pop it because I didn't want her to bleed all over or have a huge hole in her groin (plus she wasn't even my patient). Well, last night another nurse (in whom I confided my love of popping such things) told me, "I just got this humungous blackhead out of this lady's groin!"

    I was mad at her all night for stealing my fun! :chuckle
  11. by   becembrie
    I didn't know you could get blackheads down there!!
  12. by   Daywalker
    You can get blackheads just about anywhere....trust me.:grn:
  13. by   sparketteinok
    Quote from dukeRN
    My first few months in a burn center we had a twenty something man admitted with TENS (nasty condition where the epidermis sloughs off and the mucous membranes, including the mouth, inner eye lids,and lungs slough off, and bleed and bleed and bleed) who had a history of IVDA, HIV, hepatitis, syphillis and herpes, not to mention a real joyful personality(one the rare times a patient on our floor was not intubated). Pts with TENS with ocular involvement often need to have their eyes "swept" with cotton swabs as often as hourly to perserve their sight: not exactly a comfortable sensation. Anyway, this gentlemen was so enthusiastic about his care regimen that he would spit blood AT you: purposely trying to hit you. Luckily he didn't succeed at hitting me, but a few of the staff did get "up close and personal" with his blood and body fluids (even with a full gown, mask, hat gettup, it still is gross to be spit at, especially blood). Yikes. Then there was the time that a 60% burn victim who hadn't pooped in days had a code brown blow out that literally was dripping off of the bed and puddling on the floor almost immediately after his two hour bath and dressing change. Never mind the insanity, that unit was a blast to work on excellent people made it tolerable, and every shift was "a party in blue pajamas"!
    Hats off to those of you who work in the burn units....that must truly be a living hell for anyone with any sense of compassion....I applaud you all.....

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