RIP Nurse Justina Ejelonu. A young vibrant nurse who died while pregnant. You might not get the recognition you deserve but we remember you always.
RIP Dr. Adadevoh
RIP every Dr, Nurse and every other person who lost their lives as a result of the Ebola outbreak.
You were heroes and we appreciate you.
copied words above from HaneefahRN
I never contacted his fluids. I checked his vitals, helped him with his food (he was too weak)…..I basically touched where his hands touched and dats d only contact. not directly with his fluids. @ a stage, he yanked off his infusion and we had blood everywhere on his bed…..but d ward maids took care of that and changed his linens with great precaution. Every patient is treated as high risk ….if it were airborne, by now wahala for dey. i still thank God. Friends, up to our uniforms and all linens were burnt off. We are on surveillance and off work till 11th. Our samples v long bn taken by WHO n so far we v been fine.
Ms. Ejelonu’s last Facebook post
How Many Of us Remembered That Yesterday Was Another Year Gone by since we lost Nurse Justina Ejelonu. Nurse Justina Ejelonu attended to Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American Ebola carrier who brought the disease to Nigeria, she passed away in a quarantine facility in Lagos after contacting the dreaded disease from him.
Until her death, the outspoken nurse, who worked at the B Ward – a male ward which was referred to as Ebola Ward – of the Yaba Mainland General Hospital, was at the center of a campaign to get the Zmapp experimental drugs to Ebola victims in Nigeria.
Obioma (Justina) volunteered to be among the nurses that will attend to the patients, free of charge. She was really excited about offering her services free, to save lives. It was in the build up and preparation for the event, successfully held at Aba on 27th December 2013, that we got to interact more closely, online. She was always available at the medical service committee thread to make suggestions and liven up the thread with jokes and banters. Naturally, all the members of the team knew this lively nurse working then at Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
Early this year, she moved to Lagos to resume at First Consultant Hospital Obalende. Her excitement was palpable even as she contacted one of our chapter executives to help get her accommodation in Lagos as well as introduce her to some Lagos based Igboville members. As expected, he did his best for her in fulfillment of our slogan “onye aghana nwanne ya” (don’t leave your brother/sister behind). She relocated to Lagos and resumed at her new station.
Her later posts at the group and her facebook wall confirmed she was enjoying her new experience at the high brow Lagos hospital. Until the 25th of July when she made this post at Igboville wall:
thank God for me o. i had a close contact with the first Ebola case in Nigeria..:.Long story cut short, God saved me dearly. join me in thanking God.
(Jul 25th 2014)