On 8-17-21 my family's world changed at 12:45p. My dad fell down a flight of stairs, landing on a concrete floor. He was on duty, had stopped at a friend's to wish them well as they move away and use their restroom. He opened the wrong door and didn't see it was a stairway. So, he was not at home when the accident occurred. He was taken to St. Luke's Wood River stablized and then Lifeflighted to St. Alphonsus in Boise. He is in critical care with multiple brain bleeds, skull fractures on the left side, and a nicked carotid artery. Dad had an emergency craniotomy on Wednesday, 8-18-21, because there was a huge blood clot. He was placed on life-support ventilation which was moved to a trach on Thursday and a stomach peg for feeding. He has woken up at times since the sedation was removed. He has brain wave activity that is there it is just scattered which is consistent with brain injuries. He is not reacting on neuro exams yet. He responds but doesn't connect the dots yet to push away from the pain. He isn't consistent on tracking and had not responded to verbal commands.
My kids are at home with my husband. I am staying in Boise with mom in her motorhome at St. Alphonsus RV parking. Justin Ramm and I are going back and forth so that one of us is with our parents at all times.
At this time we don't know if work comp will accept the claim. I have provided his personal insurance information too. We are running 4 households at this point. Eventually mom and I will have to move to an actual RV park. Medical bills have started to come in, fuel bills are huge, not to mention our daily bills at home. We are not normally ones to put out for help but this is a time we need it. For those that don't want to use gofundme there is an account at Mountain West Bank in Hailey, ID as well for Paul Ramm.
We appreciate everyone's support during this challenging time. If you have questions please don't hesitate to text me. We cannot answer phone calls while in his room. His care team has been amazing from security, housekeeping, respiratory therapy, nursing, physical therapy, surgery team, lab, imaging, pharmacy, social work, palliative care, chaplain and doctors. Thank you all for your care, concern, prayers, love and support.