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Bleeding from his eyes! I swear, he was bleeding from his eyes!

Posted

Specializes in School Nursing, Ambulatory Care, etc.. Has 13 years experience.

Had a kid come in today with a nosebleed - he's one of those chronic nosebleed kids, yes, he's had his nose cauterized - anyway, after about 15 minutes of pressures, blood started coming out of his eyes. I have never seen this before - it freaked him out, it freaked me out!

yes, I googled it, and yes, I found out this is a thing that can happen, but geez! Talk about a internal, momentary loss of sanity!

I had a kid do that with every nosebleed and he had a lot of nosebleeds. Several years later had another one do the same. I is kind of freaky when you see it the first time. Ok, it was freaky every time!

ohiobobcat

Specializes in ED, School Nurse.

That is terrifying. I can understand anatomically why it happens, but it is still terrifying.

My daughter can whistle through her tears ducts (fun party trick). And she used to get horrible nosebleeds. I have to say I am both surprised and relieved that this never happened to her.

The first time that happened to one of my students, I just about had a heart attack. I knew that it was anatomically possible to happen but I definitely wasn't expecting it to happen and it didn't make it any less shocking!

Amethya

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience.

OMG... I had this issue a few days ago. This girl has chronic nosebleeds and THEY WILL NOT STOP! So I call mom, because she has this nasal spray she did last time to stop it, but when I called she told me rudely that this is not an reason to take her home early (It's been AN HOUR OF BLEEDING!) and she can stop it, she can control it. So I go get my Operations manager who's been a school nurse before and she actually stops it by folding a small piece of paper, wets it a bit and puts it under her lip, near that vein that is under the lip. IT STOPS!

OldDude

Specializes in Pediatrics Retired.

I saw this guy on TV last week that could take a drink of milk and spew it out his eyes...

NanaPoo

Specializes in School Nursing, Hospice,Med-Surg. Has 18 years experience.

I saw this guy on TV last week that could take a drink of milk and spew it out his eyes...

I've seen this. It can't be okay for milk to go through your tear ducts. What if some is left behind and then it goes bad like buttermilk??

kidzcare

Has 5 years experience.

I've seen enough horror movies to know that the only reasonable next course of action is to grab a crucifix, some holy water, and a sacrificial virgin.

MrNurse(x2), ADN

Specializes in IMC, school nursing. Has 28 years experience.

I've seen enough horror movies to know that the only reasonable next course of action is to grab a crucifix, some holy water, and a sacrificial virgin.

Thank God most of us work K-8, one might be available.:rolleyes:

I've seen enough horror movies to know that the only reasonable next course of action is to grab a crucifix, some holy water, and a sacrificial virgin.

I don't think any of those are available options in my charting system!

kidzcare

Has 5 years experience.

I've seen enough horror movies to know that the only reasonable next course of action is to grab a crucifix, some holy water, and a sacrificial virgin.

I don't think any of those are available options in my charting system!

Visual acuity confirmed by burning of retinas upon introduction of crucifix to environment. Topical treatment with holy water results in tissue damage that will remain unstageable until the sizzling subsides.

You'll have to chart separately on the virgin... Probably sign that one out for the day "Excused absence r/t taking one for the team, call to parent who is clearly upset but understanding. Waiver on file"

WineRN

Specializes in NCSN. Has 4 years experience.

Visual acuity confirmed by burning of retinas upon introduction of crucifix to environment. Topical treatment with holy water results in tissue damage that will remain unstageable until the sizzling subsides.

You'll have to chart separately on the virgin... Probably sign that one out for the day "Excused absence r/t taking one for the team, call to parent who is clearly upset but understanding. Waiver on file"

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