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Mid-Shift Shower

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NurseAlwaysNForever has 3 years experience and specializes in Hospice, LTC.

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Nellie was an 80ish year old lady with Alzheimer’s. She wore red lipstick and big sun glasses, even just sitting in her room. She had no children, no family so to speak of. She had been married to one man, her entire life. His name was Chuck, however, she rarely spoke of Chuck or acknowledged his existence, she spoke very lovingly of Leroy, her child hood sweet heart. You are reading page 4 of Mid-Shift Shower. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

NurseAlwaysNForever has 3 years experience and specializes in Hospice, LTC.

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I have greatly enjoyed reading all of your posts about my story. Thank you all so much!

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RNAnnjeh has 18 years experience as a MSN, CNS and specializes in Pedatrics, Child Protection.

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That has got to be one of the funniest stories I've heard in a long time. Having a few flashbacks of my own....thanks so much for sharing that. I'll buy your "Whoa Nellie" book! Could probably contribute a chapter or two!!

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NurseAlwaysNForever has 3 years experience and specializes in Hospice, LTC.

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Your book comment made me think that it would be nice if we could put all of the stories on this forum together and make a book to sell to benefit a charity. Nurse to Nurse or something like that.

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LRICH94 has 12 years experience and specializes in Geriatrics/ALZ, MDS/CPC.

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I myself also had a mid-shift shower - little different than this one. My experience was a few months into nursing school. I worked at a nursing home on the evening shift after school. While helping one of the CNA's shower one of the male patients, I followed her to the room to help her put him to bed. After sitting this poor fellow on the bed, the CNA in her usual fashion yelled "grab the legs" as she proceded to "flip" him into the bed. Just as I reached down to grab his feet, his feet came up and landed on the bed and was instantly soaked on the entire Rt side - face, eye, mouth, neck and chest. I yelled out and the CNA yelled "don't be such a baby, his catheter just came undone". As this wasn't horrifing enough to a germ-a-phobe like myself, I noticed that his catheter had not "come undone". In fat it was a large fluid-filled blister(and by large I mean 13cm x 10cm x 4cm) on his left heel that had ruptured and covered me in slime. I screamed hysterically and instantly began having a panic attack. The CNA yelled for the nurse on duty (who was a new grad) and she proceded to drag me across the hall to the residents shower room. Not only was I stripped and shoved into a cold shower, but it was by my co-workers!!! There was so much goo in my eye and mouth I began vomiting violently. Of course, I'm sure we've all experienced what can happen wen you begin to vomit that hard - it's called "gas". So picture it if you will. I'm naked and vomiting and farting in a cold shower while all of my co-workers stand there in horror not knowing what to do to help me. I was probably the worst night of my life and the worse shower I've ever had! Needless to say-if I'm helping a CNA put someone to bed I always "take the top" and steer clear of the legs.

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cali2007 specializes in medsurg/tele, mbu, LTC.

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What A Great Story!! And, Yes, The Ornery Ones Do End Up Our Favorites Somehow...

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NurseAlwaysNForever has 3 years experience and specializes in Hospice, LTC.

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That was so funny to picture. Sorry you had to go through it though.

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Brian has 16 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele.

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Your book comment made me think that it would be nice if we could put all of the stories on this forum together and make a book to sell to benefit a charity. Nurse to Nurse or something like that.

NurseAlwaysNForever, funny you mention the book thing, I've been thinking of doing this very thing :) There are so many great stories here. I love the idea of it benefiting Charity as well. I've also been looking into setting up a foundation for nursing. If there was only more hours in a day :)

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I think that would've been my last day,

on that floor, in that hospital, and probably in this field.

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herecomestrouble has 25 years experience and specializes in geriatrics,med/surg,vents.

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Thanks for the laugh,that was great(well maybe not for you at the time)

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Reading your story is just like watching a comedy movie. Just havin'great fun when you're doing your work with tender loving care. Though it must have been very embarrassing for you but looking back , hmmm, it was fun. Yah, I think it was. Ha, ha ha! Thanks for making many of us laugh at you, errrr, your story. Mwah!:yeah::bowingpur

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Haha, we have all had those days. Thanks for sharing.

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