May 09, 2006 - 6:32 pm
My brother, Kevin, is only 23 years old, the oldest child in my family. Recently he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. It started out with stomach pains and as days gone by, it got worse. He was rushed to the ER. Fluid containing protein and malignant cells were drained from his abdominal area, which was causing the pain. Its been almost 3 weeks since then, and now hes still in the hospital. The doctors diagnosed him with severe stomach cancer that has spread throughout his body. He might have a few months but if everything goes well, maybe even a year+. He cant eat and nutrients from an IV bag are all hes getting. He went through chemotherapy once, but was discontinued because he came up with an infection from all the stomach draining and a high fever. In 2001, my brother, had lost his left leg in a terrible accident. A car hit him at 80 mph. He has a huge scar on his head, weaken lungs and left arm, and worst of all, an amputated leg. Since then, hes been walking around with a prosthetic leg. I feel like he must be cursed or something. He has the worse luck. In the hospital, he looked at my mom with tears in his eyes and said, Why me? I am 19 years old, and going through midterms I cant even focus on. My sister is moving back home from northern California, and my mother who is now unemployed, stays by my brothers side through the early morn to the after hours. I just wanted to share my story, because I really think my brother has the worst luck. And, it was a bit of a relief letting it out. I pray for him every hour of the day.... I love my brother......... Life sucks.