Local Nurse Tends To Family Turned COVID-19 Patients

Kristin Diaz
July 02, 2020 - 8:01 am

    DALLAS (1080 KRLD)- Katrina Parks is a Labor and Delivery nurse at Parkland Hospital.

    While she has been working hard to tend to the women who are having a baby during a pandemic, her own family came down with the virus.

    Back in March, both her husband and 4 month old baby girl tested positive for the Coronavirus on the same evening trip to the ER.

    She spoke to KRLD’s Kristin Diaz and tells her it was the worst day of her life. Her husband was in critical care during his battle with the virus.

    He was intubated for 3 weeks and stayed in the hospital for a total of 4. Her baby girl only had to be admitted for one day at Parkland before she was released to go home.

    Miraculously, Parks was able to tend to her infant without contracting the virus herself. Her husband has recovered but not without after effects of the illness.

    He still has trouble breathing and cannot return to work due to blood clots in his legs he got while in the hospital. She warns others the virus is real.  

    She tells Kristin Diaz, it is taking people’s lives and everyone should do their part to try and prevent it, if not for themselves but for others.