Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mmmmm... tasty.


A 600+ lb woman comes in.

It takes 8 people to transfer her from the ambulance stretcher to the bed.

When removing said patient's clothing from her, in the folds of her abdomen, we find:

  • a paperclip
  • a plastic fork
  • a package of duck sauce

Question: Would you assume that this is the leftover remnants of lunch, or would you continue looking until you found the egg rolls?

24 comments:

08armydoc said...

keep looking - there's more

NurseExec said...

Damn. Just when I think I've heard it all.....

www.skillednursingthing.blogspot.com

Lestat BP said...

Let me preface this by saying I swear to you I am not a troll - I am an educated, intelligent, thinking person - but are you serious?

I see these comments from docs and nurses all of the time and I guess I kind of always think they are exaggerating "haha really fat person" comments. I, myself, used to weigh 357 pounds. While that was certainly not 600+, I just can't envision it.

Having read your blog for a couple of months and knowing you are not usually FOS, this one just struck me as real and not an exaggeration - so these things really for REAL happen?

mojitogirl said...

I once found a rotting partially eaten tuna sandwich in the fold of one woman's belly who came in because she was experiencing a "foul odor down there". After a pelvic exam that took three people to make happen, the doc did a bimanual exam and while palpating her belly (and underneath the folds) put his hands on something soft, jellylike and squishy....and pulled out the sandwich. If I wasn't there to see it, I would have never believed him!

Truth is stranger than fiction!

Anonymous said...

I once found a pair of reading glasses in a fold--I thought that was pretty good until I read this!!!

shrtstormtrooper said...

Hey, at least that duck sauce is MSG-free. That stuff is really bad for your health!

keepbreathing said...

Obviously she was planning a MacGyver-esque escape from the ER in the event that nobody took her pain seriously because it hurts her back to be so big but it's not her fault because she's going to sue Dominos for making her fatter and her hormones are messed up...

...or that the ER nurse was just busy socializing with all those other people who look like they're just jumping on that bed and playing pong with some paddles over there when she's sooooo sick in this bed probably the sickest in the whole ER and she's hungry too, can't you see she's hungry, and blah blah blah blah blah.


Seriously. Watch her. She's plotting something...

911DOC said...

this poor woman needs more education about healthy eating. i think the duck sauce manufacturers did this to her. let me guess. 'self pay', dirt poor, well known to the ER, cell phone in ass?

Ben said...

That's disgusting.

period.

Penelope said...

Once again:

Ew.

Karen

somnambulant said...

I love gross with a side of funny!

Joeymom said...

A fork? Ouch.

sara said...

did you ask her when she'd last had chinese food?

KM said...

I'm guessing you weren't done there.

Sara: I'm wondering when MG will have Chinese food again? Will you ever be able to eat Chinese without thinking of that?

And how does one have a fork in one's fat rolls and not feel it?

Anonymous said...

seriously, I found a watch under a massive breast. I would have kept looking for the duck.
Yvonne ED RN

Christine-Megan said...

I'm sure the eggrolls weren't in there. Her weight suggests food makes it to her mouth with great success.

angrycanrn said...

I would continue to search the rolls for the egg rolls.

Seek and you shall find, my child.

Sarah (pointypen.com) said...

I'd be afraid of finding more, um, relics, so I'd stop.

Nobody ever accused me of bravery, you know. :)

chuckr44 said...

I can hear the new battle cry of the ER: "Search the folds for the egg rolls!"

Nurse K said...

The worst thing I found in a 600+er's folds was like 1/3 of a hamburger. She was (yes, was, now she is no more) known for eating quarter pounders by the DOZEN. She'd eat a whole bag of those in the ER (brought by her enabling family of course).

Thinking of the foley insertion on her is like nurse PTSD. It was the ultimate blind cath with 200 pounds of thigh in the way.

Chapati said...

lovely :s

Anonymous said...

http://www.holytaco.com/2008/10/24/things-that-have-been-found-in-fat-peoples-folds/

Someone linked to you here calling you "a hospital worker".

Anonymous said...

Ewwww! I was doing an EKG once on a rather (ie extremely) large women. When I lifted up her large pendulous left breast to place my leads I found 65 cents and 2 match box cars. I didn't know what to say so I handed them to her and she promptly gave the cars to her two year old to play with and the coins to her other kid to "shut him up". Apparently finding shit under her boobs is nothing new for this fine specimen!

Anonymous said...

Ewwww! I was doing an EKG once on a rather (ie extremely) large women. When I lifted up her large pendulous left breast to place my leads I found 65 cents and 2 match box cars. I didn't know what to say so I handed them to her and she promptly gave the cars to her two year old to play with and the coins to her other kid to "shut him up". Apparently finding shit under her boobs is nothing new for this fine specimen!