Tampa, Florida 2021-07-21 17:38:45 –
Largo, Florida — State Congressman praised the nurses who came and went while hospitalized at COVID-19.
State legislator Chris Latvala (R-Fla.) Spent a total of two weeks fighting COVID-19 at the Largo Medical Center last year.
“It was the most painful thing in my life so far, and there were some dark days and dark moments. I was certainly a lucky person, and I was certainly lucky,” said Latvala.
Latvala said healthcare workers, especially nurse Emily Whalen, helped relieve his isolation and pain.
“I got acquainted with him after the shift and sat watching TV for a while. Like everyone else, I just get to know them and try to connect with them, especially at this time of year. It’s very difficult to get a family or someone to visit, “Whalen said.
Alex Potter was another nurse who got in the way to make Ratvaler comfortable.
To thank the compassion provided by both nurses, Latvala returned to the hospital and awarded the Daisy Award. This is an internationally recognized award, where patients appoint nurses who exceed their obligations.
“I didn’t expect it. It was a really big surprise, and it was great, and I’m still thinking about it, as it is today. So it was great.” Said Whalen.
“They are heroes. They work in tough 12-hour shifts. They also do the little things to make patients feel better. Sneak extra deserts for them, or they Sneak more apple juice as I did for me, “said Latvala.
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