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Our "Little Man" James entered the AMC emergency room on 4/12/10 with a very rare strep type A blood infection, of which we had no idea as his pediatrician and first resident to see him said it was just a "stomach virus".  He decompensated very quickly once we entered the ER and it became clear he was in kidney failure, he was septic, and was suffering from toxic shock all due to the strep group A entering his blood stream.  Normally this bug would only result in a typical "sore" strep throat, however, if it finds it's way into the bloodstream it will wreak havoc.  Unfortunately, James' left arm and right leg were amputated due to the damage done by the disease.  An MRI revealed he had a stroke to the basal ganglia and suffered hypoxia of the cerebellum.  The journey has been very harrowing, trying, & scary for James & his family.  We have such a long road ahead of us, and are hoping for a full recovery.  Our friends at AMC have been outstanding, most definitely saving his life for which we will always be grateful.  James has a long road for recovery but our journey has just begun, please continue to pray for our "Little Man"

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joseph sinisgalli posted a new journal entry, "Vacation 2014".

James has been having a great Summer.  After finishing school in mid August he has been having a great time.  He & his family just returned from a weeks' vacation at ... Read more

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joseph sinisgalli posted a new journal entry, "Vacation 2014".

Well James' Summer school will be ending tomorrow giving him 2.5 weeks vacation until school begins in September.  He went to Boston yesterday for his pre-op check up ... Read more

Mary Hyer signed James's Guestbook.

So nice to hear that James continues to make progress.  I can imagine his delight at spending the 4th at a lake surrounded by family and friends!  I continue to keep ... Read more

joseph sinisgalli posted a new journal entry, "Summer Time".

Summer has indeed arrived.  James finished his school year but started his Summer session July 7th, & all seems well.  For the 4th of July James went to the Lake ... Read more

joseph sinisgalli posted a new journal entry, "Nice Weather Finally Arrived!".

James is doing very well, thank you very much.  James is enjoying the nice weather, finally, very much.  He loves being outside & likes taking long walks with his ... Read more

joseph sinisgalli posted a new journal entry, "SPRING".

It has been a good month for James. Slowly the weather is improving & that is good for James. He has able to get outside & that makes him happy. Today will be an ... Read more

Susan Gay signed James's Guestbook.

So glad you had a successful trip to Boston and it sounds like an Easter filled with many blessings too !! What a very special family you are !! Those of us who have ... Read more

jhaas signed James's Guestbook.

I hope James and his family had a wonderful Easter-the day of great hope and joy that life is forever. I have often thought of you since my last post and sorry that it has ... Read more

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