Calgary ICU nurse dies of apparent drug overdose due to trauma, abuse suffered on frontline of pandemic

Season Foremsky was an ICU nurse in Calgary. She died at home this week in an apparent overdose drug.

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Season Foremsky used to add bursts of color – think pink and purple – to his long brown hair to make people smile. She loved watching children’s movies with her two little girls and taking them to the park. Her favorite song was Dishes for black, by Metallica. On her hip, a tattoo of a Phoenix.

Ms. Foremsky was an ER and ICU nurse caring for COVID-19 patients on Calgary’s South Health Campus. She died at home this week in an apparent overdose drug. In the days and months before, Foremsky explained the traumas and abuses healthcare professionals face in hospitals as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

“I’m tired. I cry before my guards. I’m seriously anxious, but I’m still giving the best care I can,” she wrote on Facebook on September 17. Earlier this week, protesters protested against masks, vaccines and vaccine passes outside. health facilities throughout the country.

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Ms. Foremsky was vaccinated against COVID-19 in December and appeared in a video for Alberta Health Services promoting the shot. It resulted in “disgusting comments,” but she cared for patients as best she could, she said on Facebook.

“Fast forward to ‘the best summer ever’ as we health professionals cried,” Mrs Foremsky wrote, referring to a phrase the United Conservative Party used to promote its decision to lift public health restrictions on Canada Day. “And we’re scared. We have PTSD, went on medical leave and even stopped because every single one of us saw this wave coming. ”

Alberta’s health system fails during the crushing of the fourth wave. Crowded intensive care units are short-staffed, and AHS can only keep up with hospitalizations because so many people die. On Wednesday, there were 263 patients with COVID-19 on Alberta’s ICUs with 27 new admissions. Meanwhile, Alberta recorded 20 deaths due to the virus on Wednesday and 34 deaths on Tuesday.

“I see a daughter say goodbye to her father after she gave him COVID and I have stopped the fan. I see a man and a woman die at different intervals in the 40s PREVIOUSLY healthy, “wrote Foremsky.

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Several are dying, she warned, because EMS teams are flooded with ferrying COVID-19 patients to the hospital, making them unable to respond quickly to other emergencies, such as car accidents.

“Do not think only of yourself. I’m not saying get the vaccine. I say, keep your mask, social distance, do not go out when you are sick.

“And then help me god [if] you block my ambulances to get into my emergency room. I’m driving you down. Protesting elsewhere than a hospital. ”

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Mrs. Foremsky, as with other nurses in Alberta, had worked extra shifts, including hours imposed by AHS. Her boyfriend, Christian Moniz, could sense her stress build-up as overtime hours were fitted and abuse from patients ballooned.

“She was the perfect nurse,” he said in an interview. “The person who would toast others out of the way to bring you to safety.”

One of Mrs. Foremsky’s cousins ​​announced her death on Twitter. The nurse died of an overdose, the cousin said.

Sir. Moniz said he and Mrs. Foremsky were linked to their shared history as former drug users. Sir. Moniz did not understand that Mrs Foremsky was taking drugs or was thinking of taking them again. The nurse had been clean for years, he said.

“She was trying to heal herself,” Mr Moniz said.

One of Mrs. Foremsky’s family members went to check on her after learning that she did not show up for her shift at the hospital. Her father found her dead in her home Sept. 28, Mr Moniz said. Her dog stood at the door barking. Her children lived with her former partner. Sir. Moniz, who had been with Mrs. Foremsky for about seven months, said she was in her mid-forties.

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At a news conference on Thursday, Verna Yiu, CEO of AHS, acknowledged the death of Ms Foremsky.

“Our frontline doctors and nurses are under extreme stress and pressure,” said Dr. Yiu. “The pandemic is affecting individuals and our teams both physically and mentally.”

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One Comment on “Calgary ICU nurse dies of apparent drug overdose due to trauma, abuse suffered on frontline of pandemic”

  1. This is a disgraceful, pitiful, outrageous event in the war on covid. You gutless punk b*st*rd anti-vaxxer and anti-masker anti-health measure cowards have pushed this health-care angel over the edge. She has 2 children who will not have their MOTHER!!! You WILL meet your maker, and it will be grim for you all one day. These health-care heroes are in a war with covid. You people do not have the b*lls to spend one minute in their shoes. To experience the mental anguish they have to endure, trying to keep these patients alive. And instead of supporting them, you protest against them!? You are despicable so-called members of the human race. Imagine(IF you are even capable) being inside the covid icu, fully gowned up, etc., trying to keep people alive, and not bring covid back to your own family. Hour after hour, 12 hour shift after shift, day after day, forced overtime shift after shift, even a 3% proposed pay DEDUCTION (they will wait for pandemic to be over to do this now…). In the background, the dying patients and staff can hear your pathetic cries for “freedom”, etc. Do you think you are William freaking Wallace? (ie. Braveheart’s Mel Gibson, since most of you won’t have a clue what I just said). And to make it worse, it is you and your kind who are most likely to be the future inhabitants of the covid icu, and these brave and noble people will be trying to keep you alive too. Imagine that! You protesters are not fit to have tied her shoes. But she is in heaven now, finally free from the disgraceful spectacle that is the Alberta 4th wave. This has been fueled by the ignorance, greed, and selfishness of government leaders who think they can defeat covid with news conferences and rodeos, all the way down to the people who think they have the right to abuse and protest against real health-care heroes. I pray you do not kill other innocent people, in your pursuit of ignorant selfishness. Maybe you will be intelligent enough not to give covid to other innocent people and your own family at least? But rest assured, karma is a cold hearted b**ch, and St. Peter will not be with you at the pearly gates, remember that. Your time is going to come……..

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