Update Front Lines #NYC #Nurse

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My friend, Janeen, just completed 21 of 21 days… Please read…

From a nurse friend on the front lines:

“Day 21 of 21!!!!

Initial assignment was for 21 consecutive days of 12 hour shifts. When I first started in the ICU here the patients were very sick and dying. What you’ve seen on the news is true and accurate. NYC was the hardest hit with over 172,000 confirmed cases and over 13,000 deaths. Refrigerated trucks outside of the hospital for make shift morgues. Still a lot of very ill patients on my unit- almost all Covid + and on ventilators. But there has been a positive shift. The number of Covid hospital admissions and deaths is decreasing here in NYC. One of the make shift ICU units at the hospital I’m working at has closed!! Successful extubations and transfers to the medical floors. Staff use their personal cell phones to FaceTime families for a visit- even for our sedated and intubated patients. My 21 day assignment is complete after today but I have opted to stay longer and help. Still work to be done. I will get 2 days off to rest and go explore the city with several new friends who have also decided to stay! But then it’s back to business. I have cared for several different patients in the last few weeks but one patient I have cared for every day is slowly improving. He was on 4 medication drips and critically ill when I started caring for him and now is only on 1. We trialed him on cpap yesterday. I am hopeful before I leave he is extubated and awake so I can shake his hand and watch him go home healthy. This has been an incredible journey and I am so grateful to be a part of it, to have helped and made a difference, to make new friends and be a part of this incredibly talented team of healthcare workers from all over the country, and to share this experience with all of you. I can’t thank you all enough for the support” ❤️
#I❤️NY
#pandemicjourney

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