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Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:42 PM

I intubated my colleague today, a young, healthy ER doc like me. This is what I learned...




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Reply I intubated my colleague today, a young, healthy ER doc like me. This is what I learned... (Original post)
Celerity Mar 28 OP
FM123 Mar 28 #1
gibraltar72 Mar 28 #2
TreasonousBastard Mar 28 #4
Celerity Mar 28 #5
Post removed Mar 28 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 28 #12
TNNurse Mar 28 #14
Demovictory9 Mar 28 #25
littlemissmartypants Mar 28 #29
SheltieLover Mar 28 #3
DENVERPOPS Mar 28 #11
Hekate Mar 28 #6
marble falls Mar 28 #7
Augiedog Mar 28 #8
murielm99 Mar 28 #9
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 28 #13
sheshe2 Mar 28 #22
TNNurse Mar 28 #15
BComplex Mar 29 #36
zentrum Mar 28 #16
mjvpi Mar 28 #21
samplegirl Mar 28 #17
SleeplessinSoCal Mar 28 #18
Celerity Mar 28 #20
SleeplessinSoCal Mar 28 #24
Celerity Mar 28 #26
SleeplessinSoCal Mar 28 #27
Soph0571 Mar 28 #19
McCamy Taylor Mar 28 #23
blueinredohio Mar 28 #28
Upthevibe Mar 29 #30
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 29 #31
dickthegrouch Mar 29 #32
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 29 #33
CountMyVote4Reality Mar 29 #34
crickets Mar 29 #35
dalton99a Mar 29 #37
Nululu Mar 29 #38
onecaliberal Mar 29 #39

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:46 PM

1. I have no words.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:48 PM

2. Think Trump could concentrate long enough to read that?

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:53 PM

4. I wish there were a court to sentence Trump to these rooms and watch what's...

going on the real world.

And gag him so he makes no noise other than the occasional fart.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:59 PM

5. the MAGAt replies on that thread are maddeningly sociopathic

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Response to Post removed (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:58 PM

12. May I help? I have one of those drain snake thingies and no medical experience.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:05 PM

14. It is not about him, so he would not pay attention or care.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:21 PM

25. he scans the news for stories about himself. He wouldnt read this unless it mentioned him

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:58 PM

29. If he did it would bring him joy to see the suffering.

He's a psychopath. They thrive on chaos and pain. They love to hurt. Loving is creating pain to them. He's a twisted mf-er. He will not be moved by anything but pain and that will make him happy. To love IS to hurt for the psychopath. We need to stop expecting him to be empathetic even to the smallest degree. He's evil.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 04:51 PM

3. Oh Gawd...

The horror shitler has brought upon us all...

😭😭😭😭😭

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:55 PM

11. Mengele

will be proven to be a far second to this massively narcistic, sadist and his band of merry Republican buddies.......

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:19 PM

6. Out of words here...

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:31 PM

7. .....

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:40 PM

8. Thank you, to all of you, for being there.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 05:45 PM

9. My nephew is an ER doc in Chicago.

I cannot imagine what he is going through.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:00 PM

13. May he be among those who do not catch it.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:17 PM

22. ...

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:14 PM

15. Many years ago I walked into a room where my husband worked in CCU

He was standing at the bedside looking at the monitor. The nurse who as giving him report from overnight did not know that the patient was a former coworker and friend of my husband. The patient was intubated, on a ventilator and on many medicines. She was not stable. I knew when he turned around there would be tears running down his face. She survived and many days later as he transferred her out to a regular room, she thanked him for the care. He thanked her for getting well.

We have stood at the bedside of nurses, doctors, former teachers, classmates and others we knew as they left this world, If you have not been there, read his words again, this is so very hard. And I never worked in conditions like this.

I can remember when I worked in ICU and had been a big fan of the TV show "China Beach" and thought that at least I was not in a war zone. Today in ERs and hospitals, they are in war zones.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:42 AM

36. Ouch. That hurt just to read that.

I applaud those of you who are able to gather yourselves together enough to do this work. I'd be a mess.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:34 PM

16. Heroes, All.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 07:20 PM

21. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 06:40 PM

17. This really makes me so emotional

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In 1978 I had Guillain Barre. I was 20 and I was on a ventilator for almost 3 months. Im happy to say I lived through it but the thoughts of it are just as horrifying now!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 07:04 PM

18. my idiot brother is pissed at MediCal all the time.

He shouldn't be alive because of 50 years of drug and alcohol abuse compounded by several years in prison. He has been given drugs to cure his hepatitis C and other injuries and chronic illness. They aren't getting back to him right now. He's furious. Now I'm furious at him.

I called to check in on him and got an earful of anger at doctors and colleges. He has health issues and can't let go of pent up anger. He defends trump though. He couldn't stay on the phone to hear even one critique. He hung up on me before I could tell him about Dr Linda Quick of the CDC and his trade war.

I'm so upset by how he doesn't appreciate the sacrifice of those payng the price for trump policies. His anger seems to out weigh mine. Now I feel ill.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 07:08 PM

20. if I may be more blunt than I usually am (and I can be a mouthy bint, lolol)

Tell him to sod the fuck off.

I know he is your brother and all that, but he sounds like a right proper bellend.

Just my tuppence, and I am sorry if I caused any offence.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:20 PM

24. no offense taken

I was seething when I posted this and needed to let off steam. Stress and anxiety weaken our immune systems. I will not be calling him again. Lifelong strained relationship that trump and the con theorists have made even worse.

If I could get him to acknowledge that a college education and the work of health care professionals are our greatest allies in this "war", I'd leave this planet in peace. It won't happen though. So I will wash my hands (20 secs) of him. Very sad.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:25 PM

26. hugzzzz

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Response to Celerity (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:27 PM

27. back at you...

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 07:05 PM

19. PPE. PPE. PPE.

Our leaders are failing our healthcare workers on this.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:18 PM

23. My heart is breaking!

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2020, 08:33 PM

28. Made me cry. Bless everyone of these health care workers. And thank you.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 01:28 AM

30. Heartbreaking....

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 03:38 AM

31. Sobering: "Healthcare workers represent more than 20% of all #COVID19 cases."

Allow me to repeat that to myself to be sure I got it right:

Health care workers represent more than 20% of all #COVID19 cases.

The dedication of these people in the face of danger is astounding.

Hoping to find ways we can reach out and express our gratitude to these exceptional Americans, especially in the hardest hit areas such as New York, LA and New Orleans.


KY..........

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 04:29 AM

32. So make it about tRump

Call his indifference and incompetence a crime against humanity. If the GOP won’t convict him send him to The Hague.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 04:36 AM

33. An uplifting follow-up on this story.....



Text:
David Zodda, MD @DavidZodda

I am so grateful to everyone that has reached out to support me and share my story. My colleague is doing well, I am doing well, and together, with love and service to all, we will make the #COVID19 pandemic history!
6:50 PM · Mar 28, 2020


KY.............

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #33)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:46 AM

34. Good to know. Thank you. n/t

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #33)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:58 AM

35. Thanks for the follow-up. That's great to know. nt

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #33)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:44 AM

37. +1

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:21 PM

38. Incredibly sad

Healthcare workers are the heroes. Praying he'll be okay.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 12:41 PM

39. 😭😭😭😭😭

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