Jim's new kidney is doing well. All of the surgeries (17 to date) over 3 yrs and medication changes have taken their toll but Jim continues face each challenge with a positive attitude. We appreciate all your support; it really helps with bills from 4 hospitals and countless doctors so we can better afford his costly transplant meds. They are still changing his meds, each which comes with new round of side effects. Jim is so resilient and we look forward to a healthier 2016!
Aug 20, 2015
Jim's major surgery Feb 2015 was a success! We are so grateful. It's been a challenging road for 2 years with so many procedures and medical expenses but we made it through. Jim is recovering and the kidney is healthy. Every donation helps with Jim's extensive hospital bills and transplant medications. Thank you for all the love and support! #TeamSpina
Dec 29, 2014
Jim's next major surgery is Jan 29, 2015. It has some risk involved but we are hopeful it will be successful. Prayers and well wishes welcome. We are working with a specialized surgical team at UT...
Aug 28, 2014
Update: The kidney is working great but Jim is still undergoing more procedures for complications related to the transplant. Jim is so positive and resilient; he's my hero! After 16 months of...
May 25, 2014
Team Spina! Jim's last surgery 5/8/14. A rare surgical technique performed to fix all previous complications. So far recovering well! Seeing the finish line. Yay!!
May 06, 2014
Jim's got one more surgery that is designed to fix the complications he's had. We are very optimistic that this will help Jim recover and stay well. We are grateful for all your support! Love you!!
Dec 23, 2013
Jim conquered more complications and continues to do well. The kidney is still working wonderfully with Jim but we had other types of complications in the past few months. It's been 10 procedures...
Sep 23, 2013
Jim conquered another hospitalization We had a brief crisis last month in which Jim ended up in the ER with a high fever and then back in Baylor All Saints. He overcame an infection and some other...
Jul 25, 2013
Jim conquered a series of complications! Jim went back into the hospital this month to have another surgery for a complication from the transplant surgery. Good news is no rejection of the kidney!...
Jun 17, 2013
Two successful months after transplant! Thanks for all the love and support. Jim's kidney is still functioning very well. He is experiencing lots of medication side effects but Jim is coping very...
Jun 05, 2013
Jim got his Peritoneal Dialysis hose removed! On May 28, 2013, our 7 year wedding anniversary, Jim went in for scheduled surgery to have the dialysis hose removed from his stomach! We were...
May 30, 2013
Jim's Kidney Transplant!! On April 16th, Jim received a kidney transplant. We are so grateful to the donor's family for this gift of life. Jim spent 8 days in the hospital but is home healing well....