Ira Knox was having a regular day when he began experiencing chest pain and decided to go his local emergency room.
Once he arrived, the hospital staff performed an EKG which confirmed he was having a Myocardial Infarction, commonly known as a heart attack. He was then transported to a local STAC where he underwent a coronary artery bypass surgery. Unfortunately, mother nature had its own plans, and as Mr. Knox was intubated and placed on a mechanical vent, Hurricane Harvey came pummeling toward him.
He was then evacuated to another hospital three hours away and ended up spending four days there. Once the storm had passed and it was safe to return, he was transferred to PAM Specialty Hospital of Corpus Christi North. As part of his recovery, he was put on their respiratory failure program that included multiple areas of treatment. After working with the physical therapy staff for only one week, Mr. Knox was able to transfer in and out of a wheelchair without assistance, and on the day of his discharge was able to walk with no assistive devices, far surpassing his initial goals.
“If it were not for the encouragement and dedication that Isaura has for her job, I would still be laying in the hospital bed.” - Mr. Ira Knox