Coronavirus Chronicles 6: Las Vegas nurse seeks prayers

Mary Betita a Healthcare Provider


There’s nothing more I would want for my 46th Birthday….. if you all can please help me send fervent, strengthening and healing prayers to/for my older sister Mary Betita a Healthcare Provider in Las Vegas who is currently fighting for her life because of COVID19….. your positive response is greatly appreciated from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you, thank you so much❤️

The night of April 1st, this was her last message to me before being admitted to the hospital, “Fever is continuous. I feel weak, helpless, and frustrated. I am emotionally drained and physically exhausted. I want to stay positive but it is easier said than done. I am constantly monitoring my vitals. I am so worried that my O2 sat will desaturate anytime. I am angry that my employer cannot help me at all. After putting my life at risk seeing their patients, there is nothing that they can do to at least give me the hydroxychloroquine. I feel like I’m being left to die. That is how bad I feel.”

Update: @ 10:50am PST today April 3rd from my sister M. Betita to all of you 1900+ ‘Prayer Warriors’ within 5 hours of posting this request on my wall, our deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks….

To all my friends, families, colleagues, co-workers,

I finally am able to muster some energy to write my message for all of you.

After suffering for three long weeks, I was finally admitted at the inpatient COVID unit where I work. The nurses here are awesome and they make sure I am comfortable and I have everything I need.

Just before I was hospitalized, I was very emotional, angry and frustrated. The fear was gripping me. Who wouldn’t be? I’d been fighting this virus for so long and I couldn’t get the treatment that I needed even though I already tested positive for COVID-19. However, the moment the ED doctor said, don’t worry, “we have to take care of our own”, those very simple words, instantly gave me some glimmer of hope that finally, someone listened and I will be taken cared of.

Today is the third day since I was admitted. I would say that my treatment is working. I am slowly gaining my energy back. I woke up without fever. My oxygenation is getting better as long as I try not to exert so much effort and I dont desaturate. O2 sat is still labile so I am on continuous O2 supplement. I am eating now, not that much. I have learned to appreciate hospital food. I just imagine I am eating my favorite foods such as oxtail soup, chicken tinola, beef pochero, etc.

Still trying to stay positive. Thank you so much to my prayer warriors. I appreciate every prayer I received and continue to receive. I think the Lord and Mother Mary is overwhelmed with all the prayers he receives in heaven. My family, friends, even complete strangers were sending me prayers.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Keeping a positive attitude. I apologize I can not respond to all your messages . Please continue to pray for me and and my family. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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