Saturday, February 26, 2011

OPEN YOUR EYES

     Sorry It's been so long for me to post, but i have a good excuse. Last Monday my 20 year old brother was rushed to the hospital after my mom found him laying in the shower with slurred speech and saying his head was killing him. We called the ambulance and he was rushed to the nearest hospital. Once there we realized he couldn't use his left side of his body. So, we thought he had a stroke or seizure. The hospital did a CT scan and found that he had large amount of bleeding in his brain. They said he had to be transported immediately to LSU hospital to have immediate brain surgery. The people said that they don't even know if he will survive the ride over. However, he did! Once there they did a Arteriogram (shot dye up his artery) in order to see the cause and found that the bleeding cause a orange sized blood clot in his brain and the cause was a AVM (cluster of blood vessels) and it was a birth defect t hat he has had for 20 years. They said the surgery was very risky and he might not survive. Dr. Nanda, the best nuerosurgeon in the nation would do his surgery. Stats show that less than 1% of people have a AVM. The surgery lasted over 6 hours and went great. My brother's whole left side of his body doesn't work hardly at all. Thursday my brother was moved to a normal room and is doing well. I ask that you will pray for him and for a full recovery. Cas and my family have a long road to recovery left. PLEASE realize how blessed you are. You never truly know how much you love someone to you almost lose them. So spend the rest of your life looking at all the things God has blessed you with.

5 comments:

  1. Oh :( I hope he will be well, take good care of him now!

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  2. Wow. That sucks man. I hope he pulls through fine and comes home soon.

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  3. Simply terrible. I hope your brother is doing well. He's going to have a pretty difficult year ahead of him and needs all the support he can get.

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  4. He is doing a litle bit better now, thanks for your concerns. He is still in icu and most likely will be hospitalized for several months, but hey im blessed to still have my bro.

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