On last night's episode of “Bizarre ER,” where they roam the planet finding the most bizarre and usually disturbing emergency-room cases facing doctors and staff, one can imagine only how difficult their jobs can be. As if the cartoon-like depiction of weird happenings is not enough to scare you away, the true stories are sure to make one shudder. The disclaimer warns that the program contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers. Disturbing is putting it mildly!
A man came to an ER with an unusual occurrence in his belly button. It seems like something is trying to escape from his oozing, smelly and bloody belly button, and he has been having nightmares. They took a swab from it to have the lab to check it out. Dr. Teresa is afraid that he has an infection that can attack his whole body. Set home with antibiotics and instructions as to how to clean it, he was sent home.
A man came to the ER holding a piece of wood, only thing; it was attached to his hand via a nail gun … oops! They called in the maintenance department to remove the wood from the nail. As they sawed away, it was one tough piece of wood. X-rays revealed no bone damage, but no guarantee that nerves and tendons suffered damage. The removal was difficult because the nail went through a knot in the wood, making it more laborious to remove. It took four hours of sawing and prying to finally complete this job. Once they saw the woodless hand, with just the nail, it was determined that surgery was inevitable. In the U.S. alone there are over 400,000 emergency-room accidents involving power tools.
A woman from Russia was struck by lightning in 2012. She was in a sudden storm when she put her umbrella up to cover her when the bolt struck, it set the umbrella on fire and the bolt felt like a brick landing on her head. The chain holding her one-inch crucifix disintegrated and burned the skin around her neck. Miraculously, the crucifix saved her life, although she spent several days in the intensive care unit as they attempted to cool down her blood vessels and then a few weeks in the burn unit healing her neck and breasts that were burned severely.
Back to the guy with the nail, the plastic surgeon came to assess his injury, but his wedding ring on his next finger had to be removed, because of the swelling of his hand. He sustained minor damage to the ligaments, but walked out of the hospital with his finger intact on this episode of “Bizarre ER.”
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