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Oct 19, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Jimmy was admitted to the Avera McKennan hospital in Sioux Falls on Sunday Oct 7th. He has been experiencing severe pain for several months now. and has had no energy. When he arrived on Sunday his heart was in atrial fib. He was treated with IV medications and went back into regular rhythm however they wanted to monitor him so he was admitted. Since then they have done extensive testing and finally today were given answers. While not the answer we would have liked to have heard... we are blessed to have received an answer all the same! Jim was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma which is a rare blood plasma cancer. They started a form of chemo today and will add another medication when he is stronger and can handle more. He was given a high dose of steroids which will hopefully help him find some relief soon. This cancer is treatable but not curable. We will continue to update this site with progress. Please keep him in your prayers.