At age 11 and out of the blue, Jimmy lost his balance. His diagnosis is Acute Cerebellar Ataxia. He is currently wheelchair bound and we are working hard to find whatever it is that we need to fix. Here's where I'll try to keep everyone in the loop about what's going on.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday, May 9th

We're sticking close to home this weekend due to Jimmy's post-lumbar headache. He's like a poster child for complications these days, but we're still so thankful that we have yet to hear any word that his wobble is caused by anything other than Ataxia, which should resolve within months. He's had this headache since a few hours after the procedure, he feels okay when he lays down, so that's what he is doing. I talked to the nurse on call this morning, as long as it doesn't get worse we do not need to take him in. I'll call the neurologist tomorrow if it hasn't improved, I know there are some things they can do for this, but it might also improve on its own and we'd love to avoid going anywhere near the hospital at the moment. He is supposed to go on some big field trip adventure around the city tomorrow, we'll just have to play it by ear.

We didn't have big plans today anyway, we were just going to eat breakfast at Tower 2 and then walk out on the pier. It's cloudy and cool out, so I went to the gym after opening my loot and then sent Bill and Clara to Costco for one of those sinful broccoli cheese quiches and fresh squeezed OJ. The champagne is chilling. The kids' gifts were great, Bill picked up some of those iron on photo paper things and they made me a tote bag and a t-shirt, along with several wonderful gift cards and treats from the hubby :) Clara gave me the one thing I asked for - she put all of her laundry away! I'm cutting Jimmy some slack on that one, but not for long. The other thing I ask for every Mother's Day is to have my car washed, so I expect that's what will be going on while I sip champagne and toss back bon bons.

I'm sorry to do this to you, but I can't be the only one crying into this Mother's Day card:

Happy Mothers' Day, everyone!


  1. Ohdeargod, Jacquie. Incredible. I love his pragmatic attitude, and his empathy with you, but but mostly I love "but sadly I ran out of space".

    If I was there with you I'd clean the shit ot of your car (not literally, of course) (at least I'd hope not) and make you a cheese, basil and asparagus omelet.

    Happy Mothers Day!

    Love you.

  2. It's a masterpice, that letter of his....