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Dublin, Ireland, nurse Molly-Elizabeth Francis, posted a heartbreaking plea on Facebook admitting to breaking down in tears while treating patients with coronavirus dying.
A Covid nurse begged US families not to see each other over Christmas as “breaking point” is reached by hospitals.
For the first time since nursing started a year ago, Molly-Elizabeth Francis, originally from Dublin, Ireland, confessed to weeping at work, with admissions now as poor as in March.
After the US reported more cases in November alone than any other countries during the year, it comes as experts branded the current situation a ‘natural disaster’.
And public health practitioners expect record-breaking figures in December, with millions of Americans following recommendations not to fly over the weekend of Thanksgiving.
Makeshift treatment units are being built rapidly with full capacity hospitals in many states, and retired doctors and nurses are being drafted in New York.
Heart Touching Facebook Message
After a traumatic change, cardiac nurse Molly, who treats critically ill patients with the virus at St Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York, shared a selfie of the red marks on her face from the PPE.
She wrote in a desperate post on Facebook:
As I am sitting here this afternoon I am reflecting back on this past week. My first shift of three, I got to work to find out I was being floated to the covid unit. Okay. Deep breath. Nothing I haven’t already been through.
As I got to the unit, you could feel a shift in the energy that I have not felt for a few months now. I grabbed my PPE, found my assignment and without hesitation the charge nurse saw me and said your patient in room ** is dying. Just like that. These nurses see this every day and covid has normalized this for some. I had such a pit in my stomach knowing that out of my five patients one could die with just me by their side that night. These patients are scared. As a nurse, there is no worse feeling than feeling hopeless when you have done all you can do & have your patient tell you all they want now is for it to be over so they can go home.
After an extremely long night, I went to the bathroom and cried for the first time in my year of nursing. I cried because I know so many people that are no longer taking masking and social distancing seriously. I cried because this illness is affecting those of all age groups. I cried because covid isn’t just getting worse, it already is worse. We are seeing a spike in cases now just as bad as we did in March. The people were applauding healthcare workers a few months ago and now I see those same people saying it’s okay to get together in groups for the holidays. I know it isn’t easy not seeing your family and loved ones especially this time of year, but I can assure you it won’t be any easier from a hospital room with very little other human contact. On behalf of healthcare workers, we can’t fight this alone. We need our communities to come together and put the greater good first.
We are your nurses. We are fighting but we are tired. Please do your part and we will do ours❤️
As I am sitting here this afternoon I am reflecting back on this past week. My first shift of three, I got to work to…