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Has anybody cold quit your nursing job due to fear for your immuniconoromised child recently?

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by AAAMOM AAAMOM (New) New Nurse

AAAMOM has 9 years experience and specializes in ICU NURSE.

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As I mentioned in a prior posting, I am a ICU Nurse in the thick of covid 19 with a child who has respiratory issues from birth. I am thinking seriously of not going back starting next shift due to huge concerns that I may bring the virus to my child. My anxiety is at a all time high ever since I have started working with covid patients in the ICU. Feel like a coward! Torn between being a concerned mom and a dedicated nurse. I am sending in my resignation and feel miserable. But also know deep inside that this is the right thing to do

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Angels_wearScrubs specializes in CVICU.

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do what's best for your family! if you have to ask you know the answer

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I am about to!! I thought I was alone in this. I am upset and feel so guilty but when I come home and see my sweet son's face, it makes me realize what really matters. The way to think about it (or at least I do) is that nursing will be there when we get over this pandemic. Will it be at the same hospital?/ Probably not, but that's OK. I literally started my job 6 months ago. I am a new grad. But my son---- he has severe asthma. When he gets sick with anything respiratory, he ends up either in the ER or the PICU. He is 6 and he's been hospitalized for a week at time on o2 about 5 times. The ER visits are too many to count-- maybe 25. And he's on maintenance inhalers. It sucks!! I can no longer take the chance. I thought maybe it would blow over and we'd be OK but I am wearing the same mask for days at a time and watching people cough on public surfaces. No thanks.

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