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- Originally posted by yazisizit
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 usual for her safety. She was our designated resident nightmare geri from hell, so she was placed near the Nurse's station.
So we are chilling out at the Nurse's station, chatting and trying to get through another night...
Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I see our lady in question standing in the dimly lit doorway of her room!
I instantly leap out and run to her. As I approach her, she appears to be falling towards me, so I meet her in a bear hug...my arms around her waste, and her arms around my shoulders.
As I catch the lady, I notice a very strong smell of feces, and I feel something warm on my hands, arms and shoulders...
My fellow heroes come in behind me, and as the lights are turned on, my worst fears are instantly realized.
Yes, I caught the poor old lady with a good old bear hung football catch, but I was also covered in the lady's feces.
As I look at her, she has feces smeared all over her arms and hands... (and even her face!)
And of course, now so did I!
- 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.Last edit by KaraLea on Aug 10, '02
- In other words my allnurses sisters, PLEASE get your mammograms and yearly exams as well as self breast exams. I would hate to loose any of you in this way. And for our allnurses brothers...don't think you can get off easily. You get your prostate exams as ordered PLEASE!!!!
- Aug 11, '02 by KRVRNOoh, you're gonna get flamed. Tribe, darkies, natives...
- Aug 11, '02 by Mama Val
those are fighting word here in alaska !!!
be careful what you say