Diary Entries

Hope

Spread the love

Hope…Less

 

 

During morning huddle we were not briefed on anything regarding Coronavirus… except that the neuro ICU on the 7th floor was under construction.  These rooms were being modified to become negative pressure rooms.

Now, any nurse knows what this means.

RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES COMING OUR WAY!! Shit.

Hope

The hurried construction on the 7th floor was noisy and hectic. Plastic sheets hung everywhere. Hammers were banging and the noise of the electric saws were menacing to the ill patients.

I knew why they were working so quickly. I just didn’t want to believe it.

New Orleans is a pretty big city with an international airport and interstates. Tourism is a major industry here. TONS of people come here everyday to experience NOLA. People mean virus to us.

Coronavirus in NOLA

The charge nurse came to the 7th floor at the end of the day informing us that the Neuro ICU section has been walled off to become the “positive cases” section of the unit and the MSU side of the unit is supposed to be for the, “presumptive positive cases”.

We didn’t have to ask which cases.

 

Quote of the Day

“This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” –Princess Leia, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

 

What’s for Dinner?

Liver and Onions

Liver and onions
Liver and Onions

 

P.S. Today really was Friday the thirteenth. It truly is a Cursed season.

 

  • Trump declares a national emergency in response to the spread of the virus. The declaration begins the process under which state and tribal governments can seek federal dollars for help responding to the virus. Louisiana becomes first state to postpone its presidential primary.

 

Jump to the next entry

 

Travel Nurse's diary chronicling her experience travel nursing and the food and cultures she encounters. The emergence of the Pandemic has altered the content to reflect her experience in caring for corona virus patients. Initially, this diary was to serve as a creative outlet documenting my experience of travel nursing while exploring the food and cultures of the places I visit. Since the development of the diary, the Corona Virus Pandemic emerged altering the content of the diary. These are unprecedented times for nursing. We are fighting a battle that has never been fought. What we document now will be historic and I need to make sure it is written from the perspective of a nurse. This diary will now reflect my real-time experience in nursing this population of corona virus patients and, my opinions regarding the pandemic. It will still give you information on the food, cultures and cities I experience but, it won't be the primary focus- for now. I travel the country with my boyfriend, and fellow nurse, Michael. We are big time foodies and we love to travel in our RV with our cat Domino a.k.a. Princess Kitty Bitch. We would love for you to join our adventure. So, here we go... The name of this diary is now called... Corona Virus Pandemic Diary of a Nurse’s slightly slanted Perspective Recommended Playlist, Relevant Quotes and Recipes Included Travel Nurse's diary chronicling her experience travel nursing and the food and cultures she encounters. The emergence of the Pandemic has altered the content to reflect her experience in caring for corona virus patients.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.