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hppygr8ful has 18 years experience as a ASN, RN, EMT-I and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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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 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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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.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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

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lifelearningrn has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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

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hppygr8ful has 18 years experience as a ASN, RN, EMT-I and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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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

 

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I hope everything turns out well for you!

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herring_RN specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical.

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My prayers are joining the previous.

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A Hit With The Ladies has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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

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hppygr8ful has 18 years experience as a ASN, RN, EMT-I and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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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.

 

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tnbutterfly - Mary is a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

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

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Glad the test was negative, hppy.

Hope you feel much better very very soon.🤒

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herring_RN specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical.

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Hurray! Feel better soon.

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