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…]
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..