On April 19, 2018, Myra and her husband Steve prepared for work like any other day. They both arrived to work at their usual times, Steve at 6:30 a.m. and Myra at 9 a.m., but on this morning Myra alarmingly found Steve lying on the floor, aspirating and non-responsive.
“I wasn’t sure what happened,” Myra said, “but I could tell right away that something was very wrong.” She immediately called 911, and the paramedics quickly transported Steve to the closest hospital in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
After several tests, the medical staff at Klamath Falls found that Steve had suffered from a massive stroke and needed specialized care. The AirLink Critical Care Transport crew immediately responded, and urgently flew the couple to Portland, Oregon. “I was actually able to fly with him,” Myra said. “The crew was very attentive to him and provided excellent care the entire flight.”
AirLink Critical Care Transport has flown more than 32,000 missions. With more than 30 years of experience and a long -tenured team of medical professionals, Steve was in excellent hands.
The crew kept Myra informed of his condition and how they were treating him through the entire flight. “I felt confident that Steve was receiving the best care possible.”
Once in Portland, the surgeons inserted a stent, and over the next three weeks, Steve consistently improved. He was sent to Marquis Plum Ridge for his recovery, where he began walking with the help of a walker.
“I am so glad that AirLink CCT was able to transport my husband. I truly believe the ability to quickly get Steve to a higher level of care made all the difference in his recovery.“
Myra and Steve were relieved that the cost for Steve’s medical flight was completely covered because of their membership to AirMedCare Network. “I can’t express how grateful we are to have this membership,” Myra said.
Once settled back at home, they were able to focus on Steve’s recovery, and getting his strength back.