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To know Jimmy was to love him. He was such an amazing boy. He was born on 3-23-99. He always had a great big smile. When he was little he had febrile seizures i though o.k we can deal with this and he grew out of them. On 3-5-2003 Jimmy was diagonsised with luekemia he had been sick for several weeks but we didn't have an insurance at that time. It was life changing from doctor appt, to inpatient stays, to a hole new life. In May 2006 a spinal fluid test showed that the cancer had came back in his spinal fluid so we started another 2 years of chemo and radiation. He was in the PICU for several weeks on the vent from pnemonia. In June 2007 he finished all treatment. In december he got his port out he said he had been "de-ported". He was loving life. In March 2008 the bruise started again. He had releaped for the third time it was in his bone marrow and testicular. We started the induction to get him to transplant. His sister Lindsey was a perfect match. In May while during the final ct for transplant they found a fungal infection in both of his lungs and had to have surgery to remove them. We found out 2 weeks later that the leukemia had came back again. We tried two more treatments that had started to work but his body had enough. he fought harder than any one I know. I love and miss him every day. He went to heaven on July 23, 2008.
It's been a while since I have been on here. So here is our update.
Ashley is a senior in high school now, working and driving. She has good grades and she still hates her diabetes. She says she wants to be a paramedic or nurse. We will see I guess.
Lindsey is in 6th grade now. wow right when we started this journey she was 3 years old. She is a honor roll student, runs track, and thinks she wants to be a farmer or vet. She is just a big ball of energy.
I'm doing good keeping busy working and spending time with the girls and friends and family. I had a hysterectomy in december for some atypical cells. feeling great now.
Jimmy's birthday is coming up. march 23rd , miss him everyday. It's was 2003 when he first got dx. he was almost 4. He did 2 years of treatment than relapsed with leukemia in his brain and spinal fluid that was may 2005. Next can 2 1/2 years of chemo radiation hospital stays, icu visits, pneumonia. times away from the girls, and a divorce from his father. Lets just say it wasn't a great time. But we made it threw it together. Jimmy was nominated for the Badge Bowl and loved every minute of it. They helped us get another trailer and furnished. The kids loved their new rooms and we started to enjoy a normal life. Jimmy got his port out and went on a trip to Wisconsin with the children's cancer center. Then the bruising started again at first I thought nothing of it but the cancer had come back march 2008. The plan was to get him in remission and into transplant lindsey was a perfect match. But we couldn't get him in to remission and then he had a massive gi bleed and passed away on july 23, 2008. Taking a hugh part of my heart. I can tell you I am not the same person i was 10 years ago or for that 4 years ago. I'm both weaker and stronger.
Jimmy touched so many lives with his smile, his bright blue eyes, his wonderful personality even his grumpiness and not talking to anyone for days. his saying " I'll have my people call your people", let's get in get it done and get out" Life is a highway song if your going my way come by and take me home. :) love that version. 1-2-3 like a bird i see by tim mcgraw i can him singing it every time i hear it. He loved to sing. Not to mention pokemon that boy loved them. He loved math, science but hating reading. Loved school and his friends. He loved his favorite nurses ( rochelle, you not working get back to work) and (tylee who would come watch cartoons with him).
Lets just say he was simply the best son i could ever ask for.