"...wE mUst bE thE chAnGe wE wiSh tO sEE iN thE wOrld..." K.G.

10/01/2009

gAg mE wItH a SpOOn..

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i encountered something at work last night that gags me to the point of no return. i took care of a patient who was already delivered from the day before. in report, i was told that she has worms. FUCKING WORMS. apparently the Dr. delivering her saw one coming out of her anus, went to grab it with forceps and it wiggled its way back in. the Dr. freaked and dropped the forceps. [i am throwing up a little in my mouth as i write this]. so the patient who is pushing the baby out exclaims, “oh yeah, we have ‘em… we’ve had them before.” WE as in her and her husband both! [pukes in garbage pail…]

yeah.

to make a long story short, the dr. wrote out a prescription for tapeworm and the couple NEVER had it filled whilst they were in hospital. everyone who took care of them had to use protective precautions of course. stupid MO FO’s..

ok. here are my dilemmas…

1.) if you KNEW you had worms why the FUCK didn't you tell your doc up front about it? like during the pregnancy… for your baby’s health… stupid MO FO..

2.) if you’ve had them before, why the FUCK didn't you get treated for them? AND why aren't you taking the medication ASAP to get rid of them now? stupid MO FO..

c.) do you not have any pride or shame to come to the hospital to have your first baby KNOWING you have worms then acting like its no big deal when the doc sees one crawling out of your ass? stupid MO FO..

4.) WTF were you thinking.????????? stupid MO FO..

5.) no one i work with has ever encountered anything like this before and we are all GAGGED OUT.

f.) did i say WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? WTF? stupid MO FO!

EWWWWWWWW i still have the heebie jeebies. apparently the pediatrician did not want to treat the baby at this point and i don't know why. the husband was in the little kitchen touching the ice machine, the frig, everything…. gross everything will have to be terminally cleaned when they leave. never in my nursing career have i ever even heard of anything like this. i am absolutely grossed out and it will take me awhile to get that out of my mind. and for the first time in my career i did not do a proper job with my patient care as there is no way i was going to check her perineum. i could barely touch her and i know i failed in delivering my always high standards of care and. i feel guilty.

worms or anything crawly like that are my phobia. i could faint at the site of a worm. some people feel that way seeing a spider or cockroach… mine is the worm. i have been that way since i can remember. so this situation was made worse for me because of my own phobia. what can i say?  except EWWWWWWW..

crp

16 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That is fucking disgusting. I have no worm phobia but that is still NASTY! Worms coming out of your ass in just filthy and skeevy.

greg said...

NO. WAY! No way, no way, no way! That just freaked me out bad! Unacceptable. Unimaginable. Disgusting.

ChiTown Girl said...

OMFG!!!! That has got to be one of the most vile stories I've ever heard! WTF, for real!!

BTW, Dr. Chichi la Freud thinks your phobia regarding worms is directly related to the fact that they resemble a penis!!! tee hee!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Ok. you are responsible for coming here and cleaning up this flippin mess. WHO HAS WORMS TODAY? What the hey??? That is so wrong. So wrong on so many points. Geeze.
If I lose weight this week, I can blame it all on you. :)
That would be a good thing.
Xoxo
Suz

jo.irish.rose said...

you have got to be kidding!! i dont mind worms, i used to have them as pets under my bed as a kid, one was betsy the other herman. but to have them living in your butt? OMG i just cant believe they would knowingly NOT treat themselves, at least for the sake of the baby!!! they are worse than stupid, there is no word for them....dont EVER feel bad for not caring for them properly, toone, they dont care enough to take care of themselves, why should you? no amount of money would make me take care of them. and i dont mind worms, as long as they arent crawling around in my BODY!!! EWWWWWWWWWWWW with a CAPITAL EW!!

kimber p said...

can you friggin imagine the squalor that they live in?? don't you get those worms by coming into contact with animal shit and taking it into your mouth? omg, I'm so going to hurl.....

fuckin nasty people. can their baby be taken from them for endangerment or something??

Marissa said...

I'm totally traumatized! It reminds me of the movie The Fly 2, in the beginning where she gives birth to a giant larvae.

Jason, as himself said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

That's what I sound like when I run away from your blog, screaming.

Technodoll said...

OMG OMG OMG you made me laugh and cry so much with this post, i reposted on my own blog!! i hope you don,t mind!

i love you woman! and gag gag gag! LOL!

Lady Banana said...

Ughhhhhh that's really disgusting.

OK so we know ppl get worms but SORT IT OUT PRONTO! Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

BTW Found you through Technodoll :)

Curly said...

"went to grab it with forceps and it wiggled its way back in."

That was horrible. Nurses and doctors have the worst stories. Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes the woman in labour with worms.

I feel for you, I really do. And also for your coworkers. :(

femmeismygender said...

I'll tell you what I think. I think patient confidentiality is important. I think mouthing off about a patient on a blog (in a DEPPLY immature fashion)is possibly not in the greatest of taste, whatever the circumstances are. I think parasitic worms are EXTREMELY common (tey goodgling) and I think that "there was no way I was going to touch her perineum" means you probably are NOT the right woman for the job.
Oh yeah - I know this situation too. I trained as a health professional (emphasis on 'professional')

C said...

hi there femme... erm, exactly where did i mention anyone's name, or what hospital i work at, dear? parasitic worms are NOT common... not at least where i work. in the 30 years some of our nurses have been there, they had never encountered that before. i was venting my feelings. i was NOT breaking ANY confidentiality at all. its disgusting and honey you need to learn how to spell. i dont need your approval to say whatever i care to say on here. if you dont like it, dont visit. simple. i wish you no harm, you are entitled to your opinion. peace, baby.
c

femmeismygender said...

Sorry about the spelling, when I'm typing fast my hands don't always work too well. And you are quite right, our opinions are very different.
I won't even patronise you by calling you'baby' either!

Dusty said...

Holy-fuckamoly..you nurses really put up with some of the sickest stuff imaginable.

Where exactly do these filthy people reside? I want to avoid that part of the world at all costs. ;p

Piper said...

oh my goodness this is probably one of the grosses things I have ever heard!
I defiantly do not envy being a nurse!