Wednesday, February 16, 2005

A bit Leery

As promised, here I bring you the skinny on the Lifeflight facilities.

First off, they have their own webpage: Here

Secondly, it turns out that they are commonly considered the #1 lifeflight team in the nation. The plane is a Leer Jet that has been converted into an ambulance. To make more space for medical stuff, the bathroom has been ripped out and the storage space is non-existent. The team consists of the patient, the pilot, the co-pilot and 2-3 dual certified lifeflight nurses. In Mom's case, it will probaly end up being two nurses and me.

The wonderful people at Vanderbilt in Workers Compensation (did I mention this has become a Workers comp issue?) have been so thoughtful. I had my first call with Terri Parker yesterday and she was so very gentle and sweet and concerned about all of us as well as Mom. Anyway, Terri has already been cultivating the crew for Mom's flight. Not that I want anyone to get too excited about the 'when' as it is still completely up in the air. But it is really nice to be learning all the details before we end up in the middle of it!

More on Mom soon!

3 Comments:

Blogger McIntyres said...

We only heard yesterday of Pam's terrible accident. Today, Oliver made more enquiries and was directed to this wonderful site filled with love and faith, as well as of course important information. Please let Pam and Roland know how much we care and share in their pain. Our love and prayers are with you all. It is so hard to believe how life can change in an instant. Paula will be in LA tonight and tomorrow (flies out to Australia tomorrow evening). If she can figure out the logistics, she will try to stop by. Pam was such a part of her life for so many wonderful muscial years. Keep on playing the music, and Roland, keep on singing. All our love and prayers, the McIntyre family.

11:16 AM  
Blogger David R. Linn said...

It's wonderful to hear that our director, comedienne, matchmaker,and friend has a way to come home sooner than later.

To help with Pam's peace of mind, please let her know that an interim director for the Vanderbilt University Concert Choir has been found and the plans for Spring Tour (and beyond) appear to be proceeding. Although she will not be able to go herself, she can now (officially) "get excited for Tour" (a phrase she should recognize).

2:30 PM  
Blogger rostitchery said...

jacqui, i know that a fund has been set up to help with medical expenses but it seems to me that if pam's vandy insurance is the same as ours, she should not have any out-of-pocket expenses. however, i'm wondering if there won't be legal expenses. has anything been discussed or set up to help with this? if not, perhaps we can get something rolling on this end. at any rate, please let pam and roland know that they--and you--and the rest of your dear family--remain in our prayers. rowena, rudi, ella.

8:02 PM  

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