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This just got very real for me!

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Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

So as I mentioned I initially treated the news coming of china and some people's reactions as "Chicken Little" nonsense. I still paid attention as the virus began to pop up in the US. When the recommendation to wear masks came about I dug out an N95 from our painting supplies and wore it to work. I was told I would face disciplinary action if I continued to wear it as it might "Frighten" the patients. This went on for a week or with our administration announcing daily that there was no cause for alarm as long as we were washing our hands frequently.

Suddenly at the beginning of last week the mask mandate came down from the front. Now we were to face disciplinary action if we weren't wearing gloves and masks for patient contact.

I have done everything correctly and still two night ago I woke up with a bad cough and temp of 100.1. I went to work anyway as it's much better to be sent home than to call off especially on a weekend, They held me at the door while they supposedly notified Infection Control and cleared me to work with a mask on. They did not say anything to the weekend supervisor.

So Monday I called my primary physician and he put me on home quarantine except for a drive through test with results to come in 24 to 48 hours. In the meantime I am on home quarantine self isolated in the living room away from my husband and son. My son is a hugger and really wants to hug me but no can do. I am trying to make the best of it by doing a bit of Spring cleaning but I get fatigued easily and have to rest often.

Praying to Odin, Thor and Freya for negative results

Stay well

Hppy

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Oh man. Been there, a couple of weeks ago. Praying its just some random, regular old Spring bug and not the dreaded Covid-19. Let us know and I will be thinking of you.

Daisy4RN

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience.

Sorry to hear this, Hope you and your family stay well!! Praying for neg results for you.

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 7 years experience.

It's shocking they let you work with a fever even with this pandemic. I don't think our society will learn from this..

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

1 hour ago, lifelearningrn said:

It's shocking they let you work with a fever even with this pandemic. I don't think our society will learn from this..

It's not that they let me work, it's that they made me work. We are always short staffed on weekends. Plus nobody wants to work my unit!

Hppy

I hope everything turns out well for you!

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 49 years experience.

My prayers are joining the previous.

A Hit With The Ladies, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

You will get through this and your family will be very grateful to have you back in health soon! I have confidence in you!

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

So just got my results and I am officially not infected with Covid-19, Though I do have something what with a 101.7 temp. Guess I'll retire to the air conditioned living room. Leaving you with one of my favorite Hppygr8ful videos: Goats in Pajamas.

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

So glad to hear the good news. Take care!!

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

Glad the test was negative, hppy.

Hope you feel much better very very soon.🤒

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 49 years experience.

Hurray! Feel better soon.

A Hit With The Ladies, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

That had to surely be anxiety-provoking! Stay safe and get better!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Glad the test was negative and you can rejoin your family and I hope you feel better

RNNPICU, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU. Has 13 years experience.

Glad you are negative. Hope you feel better soon.

Take care

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Sending get better soon thoughts your way.

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hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

11 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Sending get better soon thoughts your way.

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Thinks for sending the virtual bowl of Jewish Penicillin - It's way to hot here in Southern California to make soup!

CrunchRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health. Has 25 years experience.

Such a happy relief to get a negative test. Feel better soon.