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27 April 2012 @ 08:05 pm
Not Again  
I woke up to a scary call from my mom. She told me that my brother is in the hospital after the infection from an abscessed tooth went into his bloodstream and almost reached the base of his brain. He's also lost 30 lbs in the last two months so they're testing for other things as well.

For the last two days I've been worried whenever the phone rang. Now I know why. It also brought me back to the moment when I took the stat call from the hospital on my sister and all I could think is: I can't lose him too!

After I calmed down a little, I gave T's phone a call and actually got him on the line and reassured me more. He is doing better, but he's in the infectious disease section of the hospital on antibiotics and steroids. He had apparently gone to Plant City hospital a day before about the abscess and was in and out in 30 minutes once they heard he didn't have insurance. The next day he woke up unable to breath because his airway and nasal passages were closing due to the infection, so (big)A rushed him to Tampa hospital.

HD had freaked out after walking into the room and seeing how much weight his dad had lost because HD said he looked like his Grandpa (my dad) just before he passed away from cancer. He had to immediately leave. I completely understand that reaction, I'm sure I would have too.

So, if you all could just send some good vibes for my baby bro I'd really appreciate it.

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moodswing: worriedworried
i feel the madness creeping in: elizabethaadarshinah on April 27th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Yet another reason for socialized health care (as if we needed another.)

Still, it sounds like they caught it in time, so hopefully everything will work out. *fingers crossed*
tarzanic on April 27th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
You got 'em! I hope his recovery is smooth and quick. *hugs*
I'm an Honorary Canadian. I have proof!camshaft22 on April 28th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
You have all my good vibes, babe.

ninja007ninja007 on April 28th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Praying for your family! I hope he gets better really soon!!
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on April 28th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
***BIG HUGS***
And my best thoughts to you and your family.
tiggerscaper: John & Aeryn comforttiggerscaper on April 28th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
berryann: Flowerberryann on April 28th, 2012 11:14 am (UTC)
I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts. Lots of positive vibes sent your way.
Hope your brother feels better soon and that they will find why he lost so much weight and will cure it too.