When I got home Saturday morning I didn’t plan on going straight to the hospital…but I did. My cousin Brian had been admitted the night before after having what we soon found out were a series of seizures. Then, after a CAT Scan and an MRI, the neurologist discovered a lesion on his brain.
Brian is four months younger than me. We have been best cousins since we were born. He is the most incredible guy I know for so many reasons. One of them being that he was born with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum – meaning he was born without the part of his brain that connects the right and left hemispheres. As you can imagine, the doctors told his mother that he would not be a normal child.
And he proved those doctors wrong.
Brian is a strong willed, hard working, successful man with a heart of gold. When our Uncle Ronnie died and I couldn’t come home for the funeral, I arrived home weeks later a mess. Brian comforted me, rubbed my back, and let me cry it all out. When our Grandma was dying in the hospital, he never left her side in the hospital – night/day he was there.
I admire and respect Brian more than a lot of people I know. He faces challenges head on and he never lets anyone or anything defeat him. He is a protector and a guardian of his family and friends. He makes everyone feel safe. We all need Brian is our lives. He is the glue that has held us all together after my Grandmother passed away last year.
Right now we don’t know what is going on. He hasn’t had a seizure since he was 13. He is having seizures now ever couple of hours, but we don’t know why. We also don’t know what the lesion is from. It could be scar tissue from when he was young, or it could be new. He is at Yale New Haven Hospital on the Neuro Floor getting more tests run today. I had to come back to Baltimore to work and I am sick to my stomach with nerves. I want to be home with Brian so bad, holding his hand and telling him it is all going to be okay.
Please pray for him. Please pray for his strength and for good news…that this is something that can be treated and it is not something scary.