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Hey y’all, just wanted to say hi, and explain why I’ve vanished for the most part. First, I love you all and miss you. Second, I’m stuck at work, which is as an ER doc. We are in a bad outbreak (Louisiana) and plain and simple I have been in survival mode the last 35 days. I am as frontline as it gets. I’ve seen 80+ cases and as of this morning put 25 or 26, cant remember exactly, on vents. I have seen many die. Some have recovered. It’s still peaking here, just started peaking actually, so I’ve a few dark weeks to go. But I will be back in full capacity at some point, long as I don’t like die or something.
See, that’s not going to happen tho. Cause I’ve got a team of badasses working with me. We are 34 days into our outbreak here, 34 days since first contact, and sustained contact, and we have not had one single ER doc, nurse, or tech, or an ICU doc, nurse, or tech, go down. No ones gotten COVID. Only 1% of the hospitals in the world can make that claim. I am so damn proud of my team.
At the beginning I thought we would fall. I thought this was a last stand. Louisiana was going to go down. The projections and odds, overwhelming. But we aren’t going to go down. We are going to hold. Cause I get to stand with the damn Spartans of the medical world, except unlike the Spartans, sometimes we win.
It’s getting better y’all. I’ve faced this bull crap bug 6 inches away 25+ times and lived. This quarantine sucks, but it’s working. If we keep it up, we can survive. Then we can worry about the economy. The good news is then we will be worrying about the economy. Not about dying. One thing at a time, eat the elephant one bite at a time.
Just wanted to let y’all know where I’ve been, and that I’ll be back. And to maybe bring a little bit of hope. Cause there is some.
Sometimes we win
Black night gives way to dawn
Hope rises and fear falls
Things can be put back together
But people can’t be replaced
We fight for each other
Our treasures: our family and friends
United we stand, fall we shall not.
Also, screw you once again COVID. With wasp covered cacti.
All the love in the world,
My heart is in the game
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