Bryan Health nurse reflects on COVID-19 highs and lows

While the future of what COVID–19 will bring is still unknown, nurses like Becca are ready to fight whatever comes next.
Becca

The impact COVID–19 has had on the world is one that will never be forgotten.

The sentiment is more than true for those working on the front-lines, nurses. Taking care of the sickest of the sick and being a patients only form of interaction was a tough reality.

“It’s hard because knowing that you’re there support person, in a way—physically, you’re their person that’s there with them. And so it can be challenging because you want to help advocate for them also, and advocate for their families,” Becca Milroy, a nurse with Bryan Health said.

She said connecting patients with family through Facetime was one of the most important parts of their recovery. Especially after they were taken off a ventilator.

“A lot of these patients got so sick so quick that they never even knew that they had Coronavirus in the first place. They just kind of crashed and got on a ventilator. And now they’re getting better,” Milroy said.

While the future of what COVID–19 will bring is still unknown, nurses like Becca are ready to fight whatever comes next.

“It’s been like a roller coaster of emotions. And we’re still right in the middle of it. And every day things are changing. And we don’t really know certain days what to think about everything. But it’s been pretty interesting,” she said.

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