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2013-06-27 / Front Page

Local Man Life Flighted

A local man, Delbert Iselt, was taken to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin last Friday by Life Flight after complaining of feeling weak and out of breath.

Delbert’s sister-in-law, Linda Iselt, was talking with him on the telephone Friday morning shortly after 11 a.m. He was telling her he didn’t feel well and that he was tired and weak, then suddenly, the phone went dead. She immediately called his brother, Wilbert, who went to his home.

Linda said, “He has been feeling bad for a long time and I have been trying to get him to go see the doctor. He wanted to wait until after his (67th) birthday, which was June 14, but just didn’t get around to making the appointment.”

The Lexington EMS, along with B & M Ambulance from Giddings, was dispatched to Delbert’s address at 533 Giddings Street at about 11:30 Friday morning. When the paramedics arrived, they found his brother there. Wilbert said when he got to the home, he knocked, but his brother did not answer, so he quickly entered the home without an invitation, and found Delbert unconscious. He called 911.

The paramedics were able to revive him, but his blood pressure was very low, so the decision to call Life Flight was made.

The Lexington Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to set up a landing zone at the Lexington City Park. B & M Ambulance, assisted by Lexington EMS volunteer Linda Patschke, took Delbert to the landing location to wait for the helicopter and medical team. Shortly after noon, Life Flight arrived and transported him to Austin.

Linda Iselt told the Leader on Monday of this week that he was taken out of ICU on Sunday and was still undergoing tests. He is still weak, but is in stable condition.

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