Some Of The Weirdest Things Patients Have Brought To The E.R.
Many people who have been to, or work in, emergency rooms have definitely experienced some bizarre situations. Emergency rooms tend to be filled with challenges, from a flood of patients with different needs and plenty of stress and tensions running high. As if there’s not already a lot to deal with in the E.R., sometimes patients can take it too far. Someone on Reddit asked doctors to name the weirdest things they’ve seen patients bring with them to the E.R.
Usually, when you make a trip to the emergency room, you bring yourself and whatever issue you may be having. Well, someone decided to take it a step further by bringing that and then some. One person wrote that someone brought in a worm from their poop and “a whole mini potato they pooped out.” Without getting too graphic with this person’s comment. Just know that they continued to describe it down to the texture. Gross!
Another person chimed in and said a person brought in a machete. You know, just in case they need to bust out some major Shaun of the Dead zombie fighting moves. This same person said that another person called ahead to see how many outfits he was allowed to bring. “When he showed up, he had a total of about 5 suitcases, one of which was just nail polish.”
It’s not unheard of to see someone with an emotional support animal. That usually refers to a dog, or maybe a cat. Someone said that one patient brought in their emotional support duck. Not like the ones you see on the Dawn dish soap commercials that are tiny enough to hold in one hand. But a full-fledged adult duck. Could you imagine seeing a duck stumbling around the E.R. while you’re there? Yes, but would you want to?
This Reddit thread gets pretty wild regarding what patients have brought into the E.R. Other things include a half raw eaten chicken, a suitcase full of French toast, and Christmas lights to decorate.
Check out the complete thread here.