ICU nurse

‘I heard lungs gasping, families weeping, code blues echoing, and then I came home to your ‘fake news’ memes you posted on a whim. And it broke me.’: ICU nurse shares plea for vaccinations

“People who once called me ‘hero’ are now telling me I’m a liar. That my firsthand stories can’t be true. And I weep. For my coworkers who can hardly bare another day. For my family I fear I can’t protect. For the pregnant mamas who will never know their babies. For the husband who will never get to see his kids graduate.”

‘Live your life; life is too short!’ We were scared of the virus. We did everything in our power to keep you safe.’: ICU Nurse pens 2020 open letter to daughter, decorates early to bring ‘Christmas Spirit’

“One day, I’ll tell you about how, despite our fears, we secured our masks, wore our face shields, and fought alongside our patients and coworkers in the ICU and on the floor. There were days the anxiety and stress of fighting a virus we knew little about took the front seat. But we stood together, stood strong, and gave our all.”

‘I couldn’t focus on anything but this infant lying still in the bed. Stressed? Not the word.’: Nurse-in-training ‘overwhelmed’ by responsibilities, realizes keeping ‘peace’ is most important for the family

“Don’t let the baby lie in a wet diaper. Does she have a pulse? How many times does he breathe in a minute? Throw in 2 anxious parents trying to survive the scariest time of their lives, and 1 older sibling who needs Paw Patrol stickers ASAP, and you have a very long 12-hour shift. What else would I be responsible for? How about peace.”

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