What is the worst meal you have ever seen served to a Patient? - page 4

I have come across bouncing jelly. No word of a lie, the darn stuff bounced at least twice when you threw it on the floor - it was uncuttable. Asparagus for breakfast (Ewwww).:p One poor chp in... Read More

  1. by   gwenith
    Actually the bad food award has to go to hospital coffee. The stuff the state goverment buys in is a cross between insipid mud and carbon remover with a scrape off your teeth aftertaste.

    Doesn't stop us drinking it though............
  2. by   Nurse Ratched
    Oh my - you all brought some wild memories flooding back lol. I remember when I was first working as an aide in the nursing home - my Dad also happened to be a cook there - and they rotated a six week menu schedule. They had fall menus (more hot food, heavier stuff) and spring menus (more sandwiches, salads, etc.) The fall menus had one Friday when the resident were served corned beef and cabbage at lunch and some other noxious cruciferous veggie at dinner. The aides HATED working that Friday night shift. On the bright side, all our little folks who had a touch of constipation got cleaned out that night .

    Edited to add: my Dad tried hard to change that particular menu, but it stayed year after year because it met some nutritional requirement from the state.
  3. by   mare-mare
    ANYTHING for stroke patients!! Water should not be able to hold the spoon straight up!!
  4. by   rebel_red
    Originally posted by mare-mare
    ANYTHING for stroke patients!! Water should not be able to hold the spoon straight up!!

  5. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by mare-mare
    Water should not be able to hold the spoon straight up!!
  6. by   night owl
    How about puree pasta.......ugh! " Here, drink your noodles, they're good for you!?!?" cheeses! :stone
  7. by   RachelKieran
    What is bologna?

    Going back to the hamburger pattie story - one of the RNs I work with used to work in mental health. One of the patients had a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates in the fridge, which one of the other patients kept taking. When she realised that they were being pinched, she took the box out of the fridge. A new one appeared the following afternoon. The RN mentioned the "new" box, to which the patient replied "oh yes, new chocolates" and snickered. The next day, some of the chocolates were missing and the patient that had been taking them was feeling quite ill. Wanna know why.....? The patient who owned the box of chocolates got the ***** (haha) with the patient who was taking the chocolates, so she rolled her poo into little Ferrero Rocher-like balls and put the box back in the fridge.
  8. by   RachelKieran
    Oh - or the patient with hypoxic brain damage from an OD, who, if you don't get to in time after she's had supps, will sit in her bed eating her poo and saying "yummmm" when you ask her what she's doing.
    Not to mention her turds look like they've come out of an elephant they're so big.
  9. by   rnnurse2be
    OK... now that was gross, Funny but Gross.
    Now I get to go "Create" dinner!

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