Your most amazing wounds and gore!!!! Anyone care to share? - page 5

Hey, y'all! Okay, I know this could get a bit scary, so if you're not into this kind of thing, please move on! This has the potential to become VERY GRAPHIC. Disclaimer over. ;>) However, I'm... Read More

    I am now wandering if this is something I want to go into. How often does the above happen? I can handle somethings but I am kinda have second thoughts. Any suggestions?
  2. by   renerian
    You will be fine I am sure. I only had stuff that grossed me out two or three times in 16 years..........Don't worry.

  3. by   BBFRN
    Originally posted by Kristi2377
    She was on one of those vacuum-seal doodads, with the sponge? I forget what they're called now... we packed the sponge in and applied this HUUUUUUUUGE op-site. know? :>)
    It's a Vac Pac. I love them! Hey, BTW, are these topics now taboo with the new HIPPA regulations? Does anyone know? Darn that stupid HIPPA!
  4. by   renerian
    holy smokes............................w to d on the heart YIKES......

  5. by   sunnygirl272
    let's see.....
    1) home care lady who took 2 people to cath..couldn't/wouldn't get outa her lift recliner...(which no longer worked cuz she shorted it out by repeatedly pi$$Ing in it prior to is getting a foley order) she would hold up her belly...other nurse would hold her inner thigh-wings apart...i would blindly insert the cath....after attempting to clean up te cottage cheese from her hootch and inner thighs...

    2) worked in a FP office,....boil on back...not nearly as bad as ones described here..but it was sooo funny..doc injected the local and the increase in inner-boil pressure caused pus to ooze out his pores....

    3) gentleman with colectomy in home care, ns w->d open wound abdomen..healed to just a tunnel, but just didn't wanna completely heal...he would remove dressing and shower prior to our arrival...showers are WONDERFUL!!!! for open wounds!!! seriously!!! day there was what looked like a piece of slough protruding from the i gently was a sac in which there was an encapsulated pustulated suture..i swear there was literally a green cloud came out with it..client and i both were gagging...we laughed after our stomachs settled...but wow...he healed quickly after that...

    4) quad with a subolecranon bursitis...burst open...packable with guaze packing strips... eventually healed...we thought... we thought month or 2 or 3 later...had an abcessy area proximal to that day i went...removed dressing...was "milking" the elbow to geet out some of the drainage...this little thing is sticking was a tiny piece of report whacked....has never had a problem with that elbow since...
  6. by   dawngloves
    OMG sunnygirl! You just made me think of this guy with naasty gout! White thick goo just ...oh I gotta stop!!!!
  7. by   Coldfoot
    ) worked in a FP office,....boil on back...not nearly as bad as ones described here..but it was sooo funny..doc injected the local and the increase in inner-boil pressure caused pus to ooze out his pores....

    Thanx for reminding me. Was holding cheeks so an ER resident could shoot local into a perianal abcess. Needless to say when it blew, she caught most of her HAIR! She turned the same color as that pus and bolted for the shower. I wonder if I shoulda told her to back up?
  8. by   tattooednurse
    Hey dachweiler,
    I can't figure out your signature what exactly does it say?

  9. by   stowh20
    I was working in the ER one Sunday morning and a gentlemen presented with the complaint that his eyes were burning. Upon further assessment of the situation, his eyes were burning because of the copious amount of purulent drainage that was dripping off his head. This poor gentlemen had a skin condition they called atopic dermatitis.(I call it YUCK!) When he took his stocking hat off, it appeared as though someone had dumped a can of split pea soup over his head. It wasn't just his head though, it was his entire skin surface. I have never seen so much pus in my life. The particular highlight for me was however when I was given the privelage of fishing out the wads of cottonballs that he had packed in his ears to keep the pus from running down into his ear canals.
    Just another day in paradise!

    Last edit by stowh20 on Oct 3, '02
  10. by   tattooednurse
    I just have one story. I had this pt later on their stay. Well evidently they have a lot of cats at home and they got scratched by one and later was admitted for i thinkm chf comps. upon standing to be weighed her leg burst and maggots flowed out of their leg endlessly.
  11. by   whipping girl in 07
    We once had a s/p CABG guy in the SICU whose sternum became infected requiring removal of his sternum. We had to do wet to drys right on his heart.
    Ewwww, we have one of those right now. Thank God I'm not a heart nurse yet (although I guess my time will come).:chuckle
  12. by   laura ann
    While I was in nursing school I had a paitient come into the hospital with her greater right toe missing due to gangrene. We asked her where the toe was and she said she could not bring it in because the cat ate it. That one got me.
    I had the chance to work with leaches they are very cool. I did not like having to kill them once they had done the job.
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    OK, I think I'm gonna throw up now!! That's one of the grossest things I have EVER read. I was going to tell a new story--actually, it happened just last night when one of my young-adult unit (LTC) residents asked the CNA to help "clean him up". She had never taken care of him before and didn't know his history (he's a head-injured patient who also happens to be a sexual predator). To make a long story short, the rotten little b*****d had been watching a XXX-rated movie in his room, and when she handed him a washcloth, he "slimed" her. YUCK. But that's not half as disgusting as the cat eating a gangrenous toe (gag, retch). I looked at one of my own cats just now and asked her if any of them would do such a thing. She just stared back at me and licked her chops.:uhoh21: