My wife is a healthcare worker and is beyond stressed right now. I’ve never seen it so bad for her, even in the beginning of the pandemic. So while I am thinking about it, if you are a healthcare worker, thank you.
You are seriously the best of humanity for showing up to work and using your large brain to diagnose, heal, and comfort.
And of course, you being here, my biggest wish is that you are able to take some time to sit down and decompress with some good music.
Yes, indeed—thanks to her and all on the front lines!
Hear, hear! My late mother was a registered nurse, so I’ve always had a great appreciation for all health care workers.
Indeed heroines and heros on the front line taking hard hits. I’m especially grateful for the wonderful aides and nurses who are taking care of my father in hospice. We owe them all so much.
Oh man, I am so sorry to hear that your father is in hospice.
He’s been in hospice since April 1. . . and his current hospice nurse said she sees no reason he would not be around this coming April. I am amazed at how alert and upbeat he remains. We’re grateful we still have him. . . I spend half a day with him twice a week and still bring him breakfasts and dinners for the week because he doesn’t want to eat the facility food that much. Happy New Year!
Yes! Bring him whatever the hell he wants - especially for New Years! I love it.
Our New Year’s family tradition is to enjoy root beer floats. . . he’ll have one.
Yes indeed a heartfelt THANK-YOU to the HealthCare workers.
My mother having been an RN and then administrator, and family members in the HealthCare field in general. My niece currently an RN, shared some of her recent experiences with the current COVID-19, Delta and Omicron variant patients. Basically vaccine deniers with family members in ICU taking it out on the hospital staff. She is a strong willed individual, but this latest round of COVID patients has her stressed out beyond belief.
It really has been mostly about overly-mean patients on top of the crazy R-value of Omicron that’s making the stress levels skyrocket for everyone in the field. I wish we’d all go back to the applause every night outside our houses and buildings and in front of hospitals.
Give them a big hug as well.
My daughter in law is a NP in a local hospital and has been in the Covid ward since the beginning. She has been cursed at, spit on, threatened, swung at, and disrespected by all of the non believers, anti vaxers, people who want to self diagnose, conspiracy theorists and people who want to use horse drugs, bleach, UV light and every internet concoction published. The families are as bad or worse than the patients at times.
I give her a hug and thank her every time I see her. She is truly exhausted and ready for a change of scenery if the general population cant come to terms with the virus. Unless you hear the stories from someone deep in the trenches they are difficult for a sane person to believe. Crazy times indeed.
If it was up to me I would refuse entry to the unvaccinated individuals and let them dig their own way out of the hole they have dug for themselves.
You know, the nursing shortage might just lead to people being turned away. The only problem is, everyone will be turned away.
Still - another big hug and thank you to your daughter-in-law
I will let her know.
Her hospital has no beds for in patient care. Last week they had someone stroke out and die while they were trying to find another hospital to send them to. The closest hospitals with a few beds available are 1 hour and 2 hours away by ambulance. To know that this is avoidable simply makes my blood boil.
Your post brought tears to my eyes. Give your daughter in law a big hug for me, for her strength, endurance, and humanity.
Unfortunately my niece shared similar experiences in addition to family members attempting to physically remove her protective gear. Early on, pre-vax she ended up getting COVID and was quarantined. For her services her medical facility docked her accrued vacation for time off due to COVID. Apparently this policy applies to all staff who ended up with COVID.
ugh… my wife has had that experience of people trying to pull her mask off.
The joke’s on them, she wears two of them now.
Give your niece a big hug for me. It is still unbelievable that the health care system has come to this. I still remember waiting in line to be vaccinated before going to school as a child. I was proud to show the mark from the shots.
I dont understand how they could dock her pay after getting covid while on the job. She is also a very brave and caring asset to the country.
Wow, just wow. So many thank yous to those doing God’s work. Angels.
Thank you. My wife is an ER nurse working 12 hour shifts wearing a N95 and a face shield for the entire shift. She is my hero this is her 29th year and it’s only getting more difficult I don’t know how she does it. I’m a FF Paramedic. I’ve seen a resurgence also. I don’t wear a mask for 12 hours but I’m wearing a N95 and surgical mask in the ambulance now. I don’t want what ever is currently out there! I thank and appreciate anyone who has a heath care worker in their lives! It’s also stressful on all the non healthcare workers who have friends or family working in field! Constant stress and worry.