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1/6/2017 Latest post:
On Wednesday afternoon, January 4th, Brooke got a call from one of Jim's co-workers, saying that Jim had been found unconscious at his desk, and an ambulance had been called. Jim was brought to Regions Hospital ER in St. Paul, and Brooke met him there. Doctors discovered that he had an aneurysm in his brain, and by five o'clock p.m. had him in Interventional Radiation. It was a risky and difficult procedure, but Jim was brought to the right hospital, at the right time, and had the best doctors working on him. After what seemed like forever, and perhaps also a fleeting moment, Brooke was brought into a consult room to meet the doctor who performed the procedure. "It wasn't easy, but we got it," the doctor said in what was probably an understatement. He showed Brooke the scans on his phone of the vessels in Jim's brain, and the coiling that he had inserted into the "pseudo aneurysm". Jim was then brought to the Intensive Care Unit, where he is expected to be for about two weeks.