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  • Jim was admitted to the hospital on March 26, 2013 and wired for diagnosis of seizure activity at BSA Hospital, in Amarillo, TX. A month later, we had no answers from three extended EEG tests.

    Two Neurologists later (yes we fired both of them), no diagnosis, it was time for a move. Time for a fresh look at the disease. Jim’s Internist got us an appointment at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix for July 8th, no options.

    We put our home up for sale in May, closed the sale on June 28th, left the same day for Arizona. Our furniture arrived on July 3rd and we began unloading.

    Barrow will hopitalize Jim in September and work for a week to induce seizure activity.


    Meanwhile, July 20, 2013, yesterday was Jim’s 50th birthday, all Ann keeps saying is, “I can’t believe he’s 50”. He was not supposed to live at birth, trisomy 21 (Downs syndome), unrepaired ventricular septal defect, and now end stage renal disease, radiated thyroid, Alzheimer’s disease, Obstructive sleep apnea, Arthritis, and an undiagnosed seizure disorder.

    What keeps him going? A new hand gesture, another ASU hat, ticket to a Diamondbacks game, ticket to a Cardinals game, half a beer once a week - yes - but more.

    Family, who never quit loving, helping and supporting Ann’s quest to keep quality in Jim’s life.
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