Things that make you go "EEEWWW" - page 8

Stevielynn's thread about the nursing home with the signs on the food carts brings up (oops, no pun intended:D ) something that happened at work yesterday that turned even MY cast-iron stomach. I was... Read More

  1. by   VivaLasViejas
    YEECCCCH. I've never had a 75# dog, but I can just imagine.....!

    Cats throwing up really gets to me, mainly because they go through these incredible contortions and make these horrid retching noises while they're preparing to do it. It's all very dramatic, and then they produce.......spit. And on the occasions when they do actually vomit, it's either a glut of slightly used cat food, or worse, a sausage-shaped thing that (ULP!) another cat will come along and consume. The first time I saw that happen I had to literally run to the nearest bathroom so MY outraged supper could take a bow. Nothing I've ever dealt with in patient care OR motherhood has gotten to me quite like that.
  2. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    i wanna know why dogs always barf on the rug. two inches from the more-easily cleaned tile floor. never fails! unless i grab the retching pooch and plop her down on the floor then hold her there while she yaks.

    once my daughter was out carousing in her dad's new car with some of her friends who were all very drunk. (she is usually the dd, since two of her good friends have died in etoh related mvcs.) one of the little dears had to puke, got the power window down and leaned his head out the window, hitting the side of the car and into the space where the window disappears. they didn't realize the stuff had gone into the door, and cleaned up the mess. weeks later, the lingering odor of barf was traced to the window motor. cost her a good bit of coin to have it eliminated.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    The cat always loved the bedspread at my house.

    The dog, as soon as she make the first retch sound, i got up and opened the front door and she sailed on out. Then we'd sit outside for 15 minutes so she'd get fresh air (and since there wasn't a carpet stain to rescue).

    I felt sorry for the dog afterwards if she didn't make it outside. She'd kinda look up afterwards like "uh oh i messed up the carpet, i shouldn't have done that, i know how mad you'd get when i lifted my leg to the sofa".
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    The bedspread is THE favored spot in our house. I wish they'd do it on the floor, we have wood floors throughout that are easy to clean, but no, they've gotta puke on the bed. I have one cat who used to sleep on my pillow, until he whoopsed on my head in the middle of the night. Twice. All I can say is, there's nothing quite like waking up to the sound of a cat tossing his cookies in your hair at three AM.

    He sleeps on the footstool at the end of the bed now.
  5. by   CVnurse08
    Yeah, I'm one of those "non-nurses" who shouldn't be reading this so I think I will stop reading now and I really hope that all this "euwww" stuff can be gotten used to (bad English, I know)
    or I will never make it as a nurse.
  6. by   Audreyfay
    BWWAAAA HAAAA HAAAA! What a bunch of great stories, as I'm sitting here eating my dinner by the computer!
    I used to work on a unit where digits were reattached. We used leech therapy, using gloves and forceps. The pharmacy kept the leeches. Every now and then there would be a lazy leech and we would send it back for a refund. Funny how nothing else works to improve circulation in the reattached digit!
    My worst odor next to GI bleeding is working on a bowel obstruction in the OR. Even though you are wearing a mask, the odor is so vile that it even seeps through the mask.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Kinda gives a deeper meaning to the term FOS, doesn't it?

    Sorry. I had a long night and am a little goofy.
  8. by   Dixen81
    Ok, mjlrn97, what's FOS? (I have a lot to learn!)

    These stories are hilarious!
  9. by   kmrmom42
    Originally posted by wanabebabynurse
    Yeah, I'm one of those "non-nurses" who shouldn't be reading this so I think I will stop reading now and I really hope that all this "euwww" stuff can be gotten used to (bad English, I know)
    or I will never make it as a nurse.
    Don't worry, this kind of humor develops from the human need to find a way to make something positive out of a negative. There are lots of things in nursing that aren't so yucky but there are many that are. You will be surprised at what you can handle when you know you are helping someone else but then you will laugh about it later like the rest of us because it diffuses the discomfort!
  10. by   MandyInMS
    hahaha...justa guess but thinkin >>FOS=Full Of Poop..but with an "S"
  11. by   cbj066
    One of our well-known indigent patients who would come in, usually once a month or so, to get the maggots scraped off of his gangrenous legs. Despite repeated advice to have them amputated, he steadfastly refused.
  12. by   NICU_Nurse
    Just this morning I was changing the ostomy bag on a baby and as I took the old bag off, I saw the baby tense up...the stoma bulged out a bit...and WHOOO!!! Thick stream of mucousy stool shot up like a geyser. Thank Jehova I have been pooped on before (never thought I'd be THANKFUL for that...) and hade the foresight to hold gauze near the stoma while the bag was off; otherwise I'd have gotten hit with it Lord knows where.

    Have you ever seen a cookie press? You put the dough in and pull the lever down, and a tube of cookie dough comes out? Babies are like that. I have stood over a baby for fifteen minutes trying to change a diaper, and every time you lift their legs to put a new diaper under them, they "press" out that stool. Lift. Squish. Lift. Squiiiiish. Liftsquish. LIFT-SQUISH. L-I-F-T. S-Q-U-I-S-H. I particularly love it when they've been needing to stool for days and it's semi-formed, almost SNAKELIKE, as opposed to those violent spurts that can plaster a wall ten feet away. It's more fun to watch when it's semi-solid.

    I don't eat cookies anymore.

    The parents always laugh when we say, "She finally had a huge dirty diaper for us today! Yay!". They, and my husband, don't quite get it.

    Ah, the life of the misunderstood.
  13. by   Dixen81
    My husband and I would get tickled at my son when he did the lift - squish thing! Sometimes it would take four diapers just to get through one diaper changing session!:chuckle