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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday, May 25

New wheels:

Can't wait to get rid of them.


  1. I understand how disappointing this must be, and cannot imagine how you are dealing with it so well.

    I did a little research on this today, and read a few articles in the medical journals about ACA. The good news is just what you have said - study after study finds that the vast majority of cases resolve on their own without treatment. The bad news you also already know - the road to recovery is non-linear, and while PT can help, mostly you have to endure an excruciating wait while he recovers!

    Hang in there Jacquie, and don't hesitate to call on your Manchester community for help!