Thanks so much, everyone, for your words of support, and most importantly your prayers for our family. My son's aneurysm is of the worst kind. It's a fusiform aneurysm, which means it's the entire artery, instead of just a bubble. But he has a bubble too, on the end of the fusiform. So he has two. And both are in a very sensitive area of the brain. We found one neurosurgeon, world renowned, and his name is Dr. Spetzler at Barrow Neuro Surgical Associates in Phoenix, AZ (http://bnaneuro.net/). All Jim's tests have been fed ex'd to him, and he received them this morning. We are now waiting to see if he can do anything for this very impossible situation. In the meantime, my son is in constant pain. Most aneurysms do not produce symptoms, including pain. We're theorizing that the artery has grown just enough to press on nerves.
If Dr. Spetzler agrees to treat Jim, we will then need a miracle of provision for the cost. We're hoping BCBS of California will cover some of the costs, but we'll have to collectively come up with the rest, including rehabilitation costs, airfare, housing and meals. I would so appreciate your continued prayers for us.