Graveyard Shift

Hospital Staff Tell Their Most Upsetting Stories on the Job  

Rosa Pasquarella
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If you work in a hospital, you're bound to see your share of gnarliness. In a world where blood and guts are an everyday occurrence, it takes a lot to shake a medical professional. We scoured the internet for true creepy stories from hospital workers. These scary, real stories will make your skin crawl and your heart race. These tales are not for the weak of stomach and faint of heart.
A man is eaten by dogs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Hospital Staff Tell Their Most Upsetting Stories on the Job
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A man is eaten by dogs

"Surgeon here. Saw hardened trauma nurses leaving an operating room looking grim and a bit green. I went in to see what the fuss was.

A homeless man was attacked by Rottweilers, incapacitated, and they proceeded to eat all the flesh from both legs and one arm as he lay there helpless.

Don't ask me how he lived but he survived that and ultimately lived long enough to leave the hospital. I will be haunted by the look of just his leg bones, intact, with no flesh on them (arm was gone). He still had the interosseus tendon holding the tibia to the fibula but otherwise just intact leg bones completely free of flesh. Feet gone of course."

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A cockroach is found somewhere it really shouldn't be

"My sister is a Registered Nurse in an ER. On one of her shifts, she got a patient who came in screaming in pain, this woman didn't have a bowel movement for two months.

My sister examined her and her rectum was wide open, there was a huge hole that you could look into. My sister gave her an enema but the feces stuck in this woman's rectum was rock hard and would not come out. Eventually my sister had to pull it out. After it all came out, my sister looked down and saw a cockroach crawling around in the feces."

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Mother feeds newborn mashed po... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Hospital Staff Tell Their Most Upsetting Stories on the Job
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Mother feeds newborn mashed potatoes
"We had a mother who fed her newborn baby mashed potatoes two hours after he was born, he died a half hour later because he had aspirated (inhaled) the solid food and couldn't breathe."
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His foot popped off like picki... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Hospital Staff Tell Their Most Upsetting Stories on the Job
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His foot popped off like picking an apple

"This story is my brothers who is an EMT.

Ambulance called for a homeless man who complains of severe foot pain. Upon trying to inspect the foot, it comes off, just pulls away like an apple plucked from a tree. Revealing the man's lower leg bones, and a horrendous infection.

He would survive, but not until he had his leg amputated at the mid thigh."

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