Nurse whose toddler has been hospitalised with Covid says she's "angry" 1 year ago

Nurse whose toddler has been hospitalised with Covid says she's "angry"

"If you choose not to be vaccinated, you've made a choice for my daughter too."

A nurse in the US whose toddler was admitted to ICU with Covid-19 has said she is "angry" that working with unvaccinated patients has exposed her family to the virus.

Amelia Cannon, from Oklahoma, usually works in her hospital's Emergency Department but has more recently also been working in Covid wards due to the latest surge in cases of the Delta variant.

The nurse said she began feeling ill after working a few shifts, followed shortly by her husband and her two daughters.

After about a week, her three-year-old daughter Aurora was hospitalised after she became fatigued and began running a fever.

The toddler's blood levels dropped, leading to her being transferred to the paediatric ICU. There, she was placed on a form of ventilation therapy called BiPap.

"Emotionally, it's obviously the hardest thing I've ever had to watch," Amelia told the Tulsa World. "You can talk to a middle schooler and you can tell a teenager, 'Look, this is what you need to do to get better.' But to a 3-year-old, it's just confusion and fear.
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She doesn't know why she can't go home. She doesn't know why her family can't be here with her."

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The nurse had also written a Facebook post venting her frustrations over working with unvaccinated patients that caused her to bring the virus home to her family.

"If you choose not to be vaccinated, you've made a choice for my daughter too," she wrote. "Your choice led to my innocent child being hospitalised.

"So forgive me, but I am angry. I am angry that I have done EVERYTHING right. Angry that I come to work and exhaust myself to treat unvaccinated patients. Only to bring it home to my babies. Can you imagine my frustration? My guilt? My fear?"

Just under 43% of Oklahoma's population is fully vaccinated.

Thankfully, little Aurora was released from the hospital on Monday after a twelve-day stay, according to reports.

"I am so happy that this chapter of our lives is coming to a close," Cannon wrote on Facebook. "We will never be the same."