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6/21/2016 Latest post:
Let's begin on June 17th 2016, Tim was getting things to top off his 12th tree of the year due to oak wilt. Tim had two ladders already tied up into the tree, and began to hand saw into the smaller limbs. And after this point we are not a 100% sure what happened next. Tim's granddaughter seen him fall, she says papa tried hugging the tree. His granddaughter then ran inside to get help. Tim's daughter, her boyfriend along with a new neighbor held tim down until emergency crews could get there as Tim was trying to sit up and they didn't want to have him hurt himself worse. The sheriffs department was the first out they began to give tim oxygen as he was having trouble breathing. As the ambulance got there they reassessed the situation and decided that tim would need to be air lifted due to his injuries. At tim's home they intubated him due to his breathing issues along with putting a tube into his chest to release the pressure. They also had a neck brace on tim at this time. Tim was then given medicine to sedate him from fighting anymore and hurting himself more.what seems like forever had passed and they transported him down the road to the waiting life line helicopter. As tim was being transported down to north memorial his family began the long road to recover with him. Tim was seen in the er for some time to get things stable and for a bed to open up in the icu. During this time , Tim had a second tube placed into his chest as the first was not reinflating his left lung enough. They did have to give 6 bags of blood and plasma during the first few hrs. Tim's BP was also very low and they began medicine for that as well. They did give tim a mri when he arrived and found out that tim had broken his neck and lower back. Along with all 12 of his left ribs. The Dr's had then let us see tim in the er and it was very difficult to see him hooked up to all the machines. Tim's family could talk to him and touch him and he would respond from hearing them talk and touch him by lifting up his arms. The Nero surgions then meet with tim's wife and described the situation in more detail. They said the broken neck also came with a bulging disc to his neck and that the broken back had shattered bone to where it was broken. And the worst part of it all was that tim was most likely paralyzed in his legs as he was not responding to touch in his legs or hasn't moved them at all compared to that of his arms. They said tim would have surgery on his back on Monday if all went well over the weekend. The neck they were unsure of at the time if they would operate on at the time along with his ribs. Tim was then moved into his room into the icu. All reports given from this point on , on the first day were that he was critical stable.