This ICU nurse has a message after being diagnosed with the coronavirus

Corrie Presley manages a staff of nurses who treat COVID-19 patients at Our Lady of Lake hospital in Louisiana. Corrie herself started feeling symptoms and got tested… she was positive.
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There was a nurse sitting in your insurance crying out went up to hate yet you did a great job fair just assuming she was upset. Because at this high stress situation she'd just been involved in the bedside athletes before. She says no it's not that I just found out my husband probably not. And it was. This startling reminder. Every terrorist groups and hospitals holdings so much grief right now. And one day this week we head. 37 deaths and almost 3000 new cases in one day which is just astounding. Okay. And this incident was probably overreacting it's going to be another theme. But I kept had to tell myself 08 hill. My at least knew what is the advice that I would do to one of my nurses. Into that. We are very quickly trying to open. You could be unique in our medical ICC can see we have all of our PPE cards. And pumps outside of the room going down this hallway. Code patients can't have any visitors and means. Stripped everything at earnings of have to be in here. And a long week army already. But it. It's been anything on anything nurses on the Clinton. Stopped in to check on the men and they had multiple patients. Die over the past 24 hours and icu nurse and he wants to put behind gallon pan am asking get in there and help out. But I know everybody. Has a role to play in this crisis and his son's mind as a manager these nurses don't work for me I work for them. And now more than ever that's a huge responsibility to take really seriously. It's. A. Happy it. And now quarantined because I tested positive for an in nineteen. And very weird feeling because don't really feel sick and just have nuisance now. And I noticed it I was standing next to an essential oil user. And sometimes quite a distance away from mentions how snarled. And I looked over at realized I was cleaning rings who could instantly. And I just felt semi truck. So our last call my doctor. And let them know what I was experiencing and requested. Peruvians. Which I was able to do users testing and tracking testing center right near where where rain and canvas in the hospital. So I was able to drive through and it's. Bizarre hit so apocalyptic to drive in the inline with these cars and half your car crews spent some time in Hazmat scene with a huge hit. Now on Saturday at the call that act. So you can only. My biggest fear it is. Anthony gets sick or another thing that scares the united is. That there are people in the community that. Perhaps civil systems or may not even know that lost some color taste. Isn't that occurred in 19 ensued here this evening to walk around in the community leave their. And possibly be positive news spring inspires people walking around sit ago realized. So I was finally able to return to work. Ten days after testing positive. I use my status as a positive ad Monday want to illness. Because. I mean I never ran fever I never had a cough medicines that you read about. Her peak we had over 200 patients in her hospital. Dinner. And after today. We have some 132 guess him very. Very bored very happy I am standing what was the earth could be that we at currently the only hospital and it it's currently closed and that. I'm not ready to. Let my breath yet on it is still wary about another spike I don't think it's over. Walking around it. I'm glad it's given the break.

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