Monday, January 19, 2009

Please Pray for my Brother!!

This is not scrap related but My little brother Willie (he is 28) .... my sister started a face book for him. I thought it would just be easier to copy and past ... so i don't have to type it all.

On Sunday night Willie had a seizure and fell in his apt in Kauai, he was found by the housekeeper, in very bad shape with a cracked skull and bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital were they didn't think he was going to make it through the night.
Due to the severe injury he was flown to the Trauma Hospital in Honolulu. His skull was stapled shut and he was in ICU. His brain is swollen and beading. My Dad got on a plane and flew to be with him.
During testing and MRIs etc the Dr's thought they saw something on his brain, maybe a tumor, maybe a bruise.
The update as of today Jan 16 is that They are not 100% sure if Willie has a tumour, the swelling and bleeding is getting better but, its still very hard to see anything on an MRI. Willie is still having seizures, and they need to get those stopped, they are giving hims med for that, trying to get the right levels to stop the seizures. The good news is that although it will be very long and hard they expect Willie to make a full recovery. But as of right now he is in a VERY fragile state. My Dad is by his side, but he is having a very hard time watching his son go through this.
My Mom is going to fly to be with my Dad and Brother on Tuesday Jan 20. For those of you who don't know, my Mom has a stroke disorder. She talked to her Dr. and she said if she had to fly she could but she will have to take lots of Prednisone and other medication so it will be safe for her to go up in a plane. My brothers good friend Matt has volunteered to escort her to Hawaii. We are very grateful to him for doing this! What a good friend. My sister and I would go but, we need to be home with our children. Please, have her and Matt in your prayers for a safe trip.
The goal as of right now is to get Willie stable enough so may parents can bring him home, and we can take care of him here. We want him home and it is very costly for my parents to care for him there.
Thank you for all your prayers, and please continue to pray for Willie and my parents.

If you want to read more updates on Willie here is the link to his Facebook-

Please keep him in your prayers!!!!!


Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Oh Ginger love, I am so glad that you've shared with us and I shall be keeping your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

It is difficult enough when we have a loved one in peril and even more so when they are so far away. I hope that your brother is able to return to the mainland VERY soon!

Send you LOTS of love and some BIG hugs sweetie. Off to read on FB.

Linda *hearts*

Heidi said...

I will definitely be keeping him and your family in my prayers!!

bevswebdesign said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear about your brother. I will keep positive thoughts for you all. Huge hugs!!

DamselDesigns said...

Oh Ginger (and Julie) I am prayong for you all! Keep positive thoughts! Will check out the facebook page later. I am heading to bed right now as I am ill.(nothing serious, just to tired to check out facebook now.) My love to all. Missi (missdamsel)

Vicki said...

Ginger - I so hope for a full recovery for your brother. I am thinking of you all at this difficult time and hoping for a safe flight for your Mom.

Stephanie Ulrich said...

I hope your brother is doing better! We've been praying!

I gave you an award on my blog!

Kel said...

Ginger (and Julie too), thanks for sharing this news with us and I will be sending many positive thoughts for you and your family.

Ellay said...

Ginger, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother...will be praying for him and your family.
Take care.


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