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X-ray finds 20,000

So police brings in an escort. She was under arrest and confessed to “hiding “ 20,000 worth of chips in her person. Unable to naturally release the chips she was brought to the ER for pain, abdominal distention due to foreign parts.

So basically she came in with police, we were made aware of the situation. Did an X-ray and found the chips were deep in her colon . I don’t know how they, at the jail, attempting to retrieve the chips. But the doctors had to mechanically remove the chips.

So please wash your hands after touching casino chips. Because that’s not the first time this has happened !!

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Bachelor party gone wrong

So one time a groom decided to have his bachelor part in Vegas . He wanted to party and have fun and so did his grooms men.

Sooo long story short, the groom got really drunk . His groomsmen wanted to have fun also. So when the groom get so drunk , they decided to put “nair” on his penis and testicles.

So nair is a lotion that makes her hair fall. It’s very strong and not meant to be kept on for a long period of time.

So he comes in with 3 degree burns. The day he is suppose to get married…had to postpone the wedding after being told we couldn’t “fix” it in a couple of hours. So we gave him some pain medicine, cleaned his wounds. His penis was so red and raw, small spots of open skin was visible. Same as the testis. And even part of the thighs. Sooo painful. We had to dress his penis, testis, thighs.

Burns take so long to heal and are sooo painful to physical treat and change the dressing . I never asked how he explained it to his future wife

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Er Memories

So one time I had a patient come in and he was stuck. LITERALLY.

So one time a man in his 70’s -80’s really high blood pressure…flushed.. anxious. Why???? Well let me back track. So a while back Mountain Dew decided to make “big mouth bottles”. Basically bigger bottle opening size. Ok back to ER , he managed to grease penis inside and when he “finished” his penis got stuck inside the bottle.

So when I received him his penis was swollen and purple and he was in sooo much pain. He said “ this didn’t happen last time”. I looked at the bottles and noticed it was filled with Mountain Dew and his semen. IT WAS JUST FLOATING AROUND .

So gave him pain meds… had the Er doc remove the bottle, and consulted wound care . Don’t know what happens to him but . He will always be remembered

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I’m Back

Hello!!!! So it’s been years since I wrote in here. My last post was about miscarriages, because I had one at 20 weeks and it broke my heart. Then after that I had another one and then another one. So now it’s been around 2 1/2 years and I am finally able to get back to my hobbies.this being one of them. Basically every now and then I’m just gonna share stories about myself Nursing from my eyes. I’m going to keep this page, And we read all my stories 20 to 30 years from now. So sit down and enjoy the ride with me

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Haunting story from the ICU

So I came in my shift my pt was a 90 year old pt she was sedated and intubated. Diagnosed with AAA, Abdominal aortic aneurysm type A. Basically a bulging or ballon like bubble in the aorta that needs immediate medical attention can result in death by bleeding to death from the inside.

Family wanted time to decide what to do so we extubated the pt and waited for the sedation to wear off to get her opinion. It was taking a long time so family went home for the night around 8pm.

At 4am I walked past her room and to my surprise she was sitting up. Since arriving to work pt has not moved at all so I walked into the room. She was sitting up turned to me and smiled asked me when her daughter was coming back. I said soon I will call her right now. She said thank you then smiled. I turned and left the room picked up the phone called her daughter as soon as I started talking I hear the alarms. I put the phone down run to her room asystole rhythm, no pulse, pt eyes tell me everything. She has passed away. I can’t help but notice her neck is pulsing extending outwards almost like a toad. The aneurysm has burst and she was bleeding to death internally. All within minutes she woke up asked for her daughter then died. She smiled when talking right before she died so I tell myself she died happily thinking her daughter was on her way.

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Early pregnancy miscarriages some types..facts.. and myths

Early pregnancy loss less then 20weeks is called a spontaneous abortion. After 20, it is called stillbirth. There are different types and causes. So I’m just going to touch on the different varieties with brief descriptions.

CHEMICAL PREGNANCY

Usually happen before week 5. Some woman aren’t even aware they are pregnant. So the sperm fertilizes the egg, but implantation never happens. The body passes the egg and usually heavy bleeding occur, so sometime a woman may not know a miscarriage happened. She may think she is late with heavy menstrual flow.

ETOPIC PREGNANCY Fertilization happens outside the uterus, in the Fallopian tubes. Very dangerous and painful. Not viable for life.

BLIGHTED OVUM also called an anembryonic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants on the uterine wall, but no embryo develops. Meanwhile the gestational sac develops, eventually will stop developing and will pass with dropping hormone levels.

MISSED PREGNANCY Egg gets fertilized, implantation occurs, but for varies reason the embryo stops growing.

MOLAR PREGNANCY Egg gets fertilized, implantation occurs, embryo develops but there is tissue overgrowth. The embryo may have missing parts, abnormal placenta, complete and partial molar pregnancy cannot sustain life. GTD and Choriocarcinoma usually are discussed in molar pregnancies. These are just a couple of different types of miscarriage. All with different causes.

SOME CAUSES Chromosomal, Immunologic, Diabetes, Thyroid, Blood clotting disease, Infections, Hormonal, Uterine abnormalities (septum, polyps), lifestyle such as drugs and alcohol. MYTHSMiscarriages are rare, not true.Heavy lifting early trimester cause miscarriage, false.Past abortion will cause a miscarriage, false.Drinking coffee will cause miscarriage, falseStrenuous exercise will cause miscarriage, false.It is the woman’s fault, false.

SYMPTOMS Back pain, fever, cramps, bleeding, abdominal pain, weakness, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms while pregnant please seek emergency help.

Just touching on different types there are more but mainly just making people aware of the difference in early pregnancy miscarriages. Have any questions or want to add or debate the list feel free to comment or contact me.

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Why nursing friendships are weird but AMAZING!

So where else can you ask someone to wipe while you hold a strangers butt cheeks apart, and it’s perfectly normal conversation? Nowhere but nursing!! We instantly bond over conversation about the guy that got the fidget spinner stuck in his penis.  Hahaha normal conversations overhead on the floor would not be normal anywhere else. Like hey, you hold her leg, you lift the vagina and I’ll insert the catheter on that 300 lb lady .. perfectly normal convo! On a serious side… when that cute lil pvc suddenly goes STV to asystole working codes with your fellow nurses is like going into battle!! Whatever the end result is you have to have 100% teamwork! The bond is amazing whether you bring that heartbeat back… or the dreaded family phone call. Nursing relationships are uniquely beautiful. 

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Just one of many reasons to get circumcised… from a professional point of view

So ….. yes we are nurses, and yes I would say about 90% of times we are professionals. But I mean, we are human. Just when you think you are prepared for pretty much anything..this happens. 

So guy comes in with several complaints of pain and different health issues. This and that, so get the usual order, labs, ekg, monitor, insert foley.

So basically guy takes clothes off,  the foley is ready for insertion, notice pt penis is swollen and not circumcised. Pull the foreskin back and MAGGOTS!! MAGGOTS MAGGOTS GOD DAMN MAGGOTS!!! 

So do you know how hard it is to be professional?? So moral of the story, one reason to get circumcised is that maggots can’t hid in the foreskin. 

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Things you shouldn’t find “inside” your patient’s… but you do. 

               So you come in to work, get report everything seems normal, and the prior shift leaves. So you go back in to see the patient, and they have a rectal tube, rectal catheter, however you refer to it. So it looks…different. 

     There is liquid in the collection bag , but it’s clear, small amount. Maybe they just change the bag. So you go to flush it and light clear pink tinged water comes out. Ok. So you look closer and realize it’s inside the vagina!!!! I believe the nurse went and got a second opinion just to verify. And yup it was inside the vagina. 

     This is bad .. real bad. I mean COME ON!! besides the complications this may cause, hello!!!! This is really bad!!! How this happened no one knows. Ok one the rectal bag goes in the rectum, and  two, pretty much nothing should be inserted in the vagina. 

     If you don’t know how to do something just ask, please just ask… please!!!