Here’s a guest blog from a friend and colleague who practices Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and is also a Critical Care physician. I believe that she should remain anonymous for now. However, I was inspired by the emails and texts she has sent me and thought you would be, too. She’s sending me messages off the cuff – they are “raw” and not edited by her. However, I think that is best. She uses a lot of abbreviations and when I thought it was useful, I explained them in brackets. One day at the right time, I will tell you who she is and we can all thank her properly for her courage and commitment. Here are her COVID-19 Diaries – uncensored.
COVID-19 diaries – Day 4
Sunday – We have closed the ICU to new patients and have arranged the schedule so there are always 2 intensive care doctors in the unit. Some good has come of this: The Residents are actually learning how to practice Medicine, and everyone’s skill set and knowledge are increasing exponentially.
I was thinking of the way that we have all been transformed. I try to give an uplifting message to the troops every day and today I picked Romans 8:18 from the Bible. “For I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
Thank you again for checking on me. Keep all of us in your prayers.
P.S., I have found the COVID protocols out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an excellent guide.