Doctor Mai Vi Hoang in Seattle is dealing with her patients pass away from covid-19 epidemic
Doctor Mai Vi Hoang is experiencing first hand dealing with COVID-19 patients. She is asking us to help by staying home to stop the spread of virus.
Sorry long post. I normally never write something like this, but I must share my thoughts. Help if you can.
It is such a bleak moment in my life… My mind and heart is heavy. I’m worried.
I worry…for my patients, they are sicker than I can imagine. The ones that are being admitted are the sickest of the sickest as the healthier ones either don’t make it to the ED or they are sent home directly.
I worry … about my fellow amazing selfless nurses who willingly work in these scariest of times to take care of these sick patients. They do it with such heart to provide care and comfort to everyone around them. I worry… about their family as I know one day some of these selfless nurses will get sick and through extension their family.
I worry … about my own. Not for me, but my own supportive family. They worry about me day in and day out trudging to work seeing these sick sick patients and worry if I would succumb to the pandemic and become a statistic. I worry, for my brother also in the thick of things with a newborn baby by his side. My small son, who I forgo spending valuable time with as I’m working endlessly to take care of others. Only seeing him through videos and pictures and when he’s sleeping. My husband, who’s essentially a single dad.
I worry… about my fellow doctors in the trenches and the war. Equally tired, sad, worried, and upset. Betrayed that nothing more has been offered or planned for or put in place to make our lives slightly better than where we are now!
BUT, I would never ever imagine I would worry about the lack of PPEs and protective gears to make us safe during these time. I can never imagine, hoarding my ONE surgical mask a day as a lifeline to provide some semblance of protection. I can never imagine sitting here with my husband scouring the internet for P100 filters, cartridge, and respirators for myself and my colleagues/ my work family and accepting the price gouging so we can continue doing what we need to do – to fight this fight.
To everyone near and far worldwide. We are in this together! I feel the struggle. I see the tiredness, the dishearten moments, I’ve seen my family pass away from covid-19. I’ve seen what the rampage this pandemic has done to our lives. But stay positive! There are people here right with you.
To my fellow Americans. Be selfless! Stay at home to prevent the spread of this virus. Wash your hands. Give! If you have masks, have respirators, have N95 mask, gowns, gloves, PPEs or even any contacts to get these. Reach out to someone. Spend your quarantine time sewing or crafting protective gear and donate. Reach out to me or any hospitals you can as everyone is needing all your help.
Be safe everyone.
Mai Vi Hoang