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MetiNews.Com - Aintree hospital nurse is convinced the killer virus is responsible for ending her 20-year career with the NHS
Breaking News ! A Liverpool nurse who treated Covid-19 patient s during the pandemic has been told that she will never work again after becoming seriously ill. Caroline Quinn, who was a registered nurse at Aintree hospital, was on the frontline, doing shifts on the wards as hospital staff fought to save the lives of Covid patients in March. In April the hard-working mum-of-four became seriously ill and was soon admitted to Aintree as a patient after suffering relentless bouts of nausea. Caroline, 41, from Walton, was later diagnosed with gastroparesis and bowel dysmotility. She then suffered from re-feeding syndrome, a life threatening condition when the body rejects foods. Her stomach no longer works normally and she cannot eat and drink. Her consultant told Caroline that she will not work again due to her serious health condition. Caroline said that although she tested negative for Covid, she believes she contracted the virus at some stage in the past. She said: "When the pandemic started I was advised to shield from it because I suffer from asthma. But they were so over run at work I just could not sit at home. "I have been a nurse for 20 years and wanted to be there to help. Liverpool nurse Caroline Quinn cannot work again after becoming seriously ill while working with Covid patients "But in April I began to feel poorly. I ended up at home in bed. The main symptom was incessant vomiting. But I also suffered from acute lethargy - some days I could not make it out of bed. "I ended up being admitted to Aintree. I had several Covid tests but they are all came back negative. My view is that I had Covid.
. But i cannot prove it at this stage. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. "I do know that our understanding of Covid and its consequences is still at an early stage. We will learn more with time. "Yes, it was my choice to go to work and everyone at Aintree has been very supportive. "It's just hard to know I will not work again. My consultant explained to me that my symptoms would make it impossible for me to return to nursing or any workplace for that matter.
"I still suffer from frequent vomiting. I now rely on a tube for food and water. I cannot eat or drink again. I am at a christening today and just have to sit here while everyone enjoys themselves. "But looking back, I could have died so I have to be thankful. " Caroline stressed that she does not blame Aintree hospital in any way for what has happened to her. The nurse told the ECHO that she now needs a gastric pacemaker which will help her cope with her symptoms. She said: "They typically start at around £17,000 but the one I need costs around £32,000. I have set up a Go Fund Me Page to try and raise some cash to help toward the cost." To support Caroline go here.
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