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Jim’s Story

Jim is currently in the hospital with complications from his chemo. He has an infection and is still trying to recover enough white blood cells to fight it. Currently he is in critical but stable condition in the ICU at Iowa Methodist Hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts.

Jim had chemo on March 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.  Usually a 4 hourprocess, pick up lunch, picnic at Gray's Lake and then go to work.  He got sick the evening of March 30 and it has been down hill since.

Dehydrated, IV fluids, dehydrated, more iv fluids plus a chemo drug,more IV fluids, etc.  We were admitted to Iowa Methodist on Wednesday,April 4 to start antibiotics and to monitored.  He really took a turn for the worse on Saturday evening and Sunday I really think we would of lost him if we hadn’t been in the right place at the right time. 

 He is in the Critical Care Unit at Methodist and in Critical but stable condition.  

 Of course we are all devastated but we are a strong family and this will make us even stronger.


Jim knows who we are and nods his head yes or no.  His white blood count is starting to go up just a little so we need to just have patience for that to work, the antibiotics to work and for his body to become strong enough to fight the infection.