LaSharn Moore is used to living a busy, energetic life as an RN working two jobs, a mother homeschooling her children, and a devoted wife and friend. But when she became infected with the COVID-19 virus, she suffered from a severe lack of oxygen that led to confusion and an inability to walk.
Her symptoms started with a dry cough, a loss of appetite, and lethargy that she attributed to seasonal allergies. When she experienced dizziness before going to her second job on the night shift as an intake nurse, she ignored the symptoms and assumed she would feel better soon. When her husband picked her up at the end of her shift, LaSharn could not walk and was confused. He had to lift her into his truck and immediately drove her to the emergency room.
LaSharn does not remember anything until two days after being intubated and put on a ventilator at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, where she also works as a nurse. LaSharn says that she has never been that sick in her life. When she was admitted to Coliseum, her oxygen saturation was in the 60s, compared to where it should — the high 90s.
LaSharn spent two weeks in the ICU where she says her coworkers took wonderful care of her and helped her to recover from this terrible virus.
“It is scary, and I am thankful that I am not a statistic,” LaSharn said.