On the 4th of July my mother was in the back yard limbing a tree with my father before our family barbecue. Something went wrong and the limb caught the scaffolding she was standing on. It brought the whole thing toppling down throwing my mother 30 feet to the ground.
She was rushed to the hospital, flown to Redding Mercy for her surgeries and spent the next month there. All told the bills came to more that 300,000 dollars. My parents have signed up for emergency medical, but the process is long and the bills are beginning to pile up. Collectors are already calling. The state is going into my parents finances and determining what resources they will seize to help pay the costs of my mother's injuries.
This blog is to chronicle what happens, vent my own frustrations with our medical system, and post any information i find that may help others in similar circumstances.