One Morning as an ICU Nurse on a Covid-19 Unit

Being a nurse is my calling — all parts of it at all times

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

It’s time to place another 35-year-old on a ventilator.

I’ve missed my chance to run to the cafeteria. My stomach growls, my baby kicks. I keep going.

Mother. Neuroscience, critical care, and home infusion registered nurse. Mental health combatant. Social justice seeker. Reach out: julietteroanoke@gmail.com

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