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My Story

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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It has been a busy month for James & his family. His February Boston appointment was cancelled since it wasn't possible to have his access port removed as well as an ... Read more

kara skelly signed James's Guestbook.

I have been thinking about all of you and the fact that I hadn't seen a post in a while.  Sorry everyone was sick and glad you are all getting better! Read more

AnneMarie Esteves signed James's Guestbook.

Hope you are all feeling better! Cannot wait for spring for all of us, but I do know you tell us how much James loves getting out there so hopefully soon :) Love to you ... Read more

Susan Gay signed James's Guestbook.

Praying for heathier times for all of you !! Hang in there, you do an awesome job !!! Spring can't be too far off !!! Xo Read more

joseph sinisgalli posted a new journal entry.

I am afraid that I have been remiss in keeping Caring Bridge updated for James.  The last update was before Christmas.  Christmas was wonderful for both James & his ... Read more

Peg Sluus signed James's Guestbook.

Always great to hear that James is well, may God continue to bless him and his family.  We should have more snow this weekend, I hope he will be able to get out  and ... Read more

pam doyle signed James's Guestbook.

Hi James,I haven't written in a very long time. Hope you are doing good little buddy. I am catching up on your progress, and can't believe how big you are getting. You ... Read more

joseph sinisgalli posted a new journal entry.

November has been a good month for James.  He loves birthdays enjoying his mom's, Hope's, & his cousins, he is definitely birthday'd out but happy.  The finale to ... Read more

jeffrey haas signed James's Guestbook.

Happy to hear that James is doing well and continues to improve-even if it is not as quick as what we would want-God has a plan for James and his family-I will mention ... Read more

Sylvia Reyes signed James's Guestbook.

We're always happy to hear news of James!  We love him and think of him often.Hugs,  xoxoxo Read more

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