Blair is an emergency room resident in Miami, and Alexis is in Birmingham in the transplant intensive care unit.
“A pandemic was never really something I really considered and here it is. It’s just not something you think about beforehand,” explained Alexis. “We’re finding out patients who weren’t even showing symptoms are positive, and patients who we think are for sure positive turn out to be negative. You never know until the tests come back,” said Blair.
“You forget about the nursing and you turn into just a parent who is just concerned about the children,” said Tonya.
They try to put the fear of a second spike of COVID cases in the back of their minds while the country reopens.
“It’s not gone yet. I think that’s what people need to know. It’s not gone and they need to stay safe,” said Blair.
The Gaines family hasn’t been together since January out of fear of potentially exposing each other. A reunion is still up in the air.