That is why reaching out via this venue is something that makes us a bit uncomfortable as we are typically private in regard to family matters. This recent event has made us turn to you.
On December 4th as my little brother, Adrian, was leaving from work, he became involved in a high speed head on collision. The events on how this accident occurred remains a mystery. It was through a family member who by chance noticed Adrian’s name in the emergency department, the only reason we found out Adrian had been hospitalized.
Upon arriving to the hospital, Adrian was undergoing surgery as he was actively bleeding in his stomach. For those who do not know Adrian, he has a medical history of spina bífida and has had a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP shunt) in place. A VP shunt is used to treat hydrocephalus - a build up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in his head.
After being in surgery for four hours and in speaking with doctors, we found out the following: Adrian sustained ruptures to both his small and large intestines and as a result, stool was found in his stomach. Since his VP shunt ends in the stomach, the shunt had to be removed and an external ventricular drain (EVD) was placed. To add to this, doctors also found Adrian to have a subarachnoid hemorrhage that we will continue to monitor.
Our family is beyond grateful to still have Adrian with us. There are no words that clearly captures the dread and helplessness we felt as we drove to the hospital and waited to hear from doctors. Miraculously, Adrian is in a stable but remains in a critical state. He will remain in the ICU for the next few weeks - his road to recovery is barely commencing.
This brings me to our most sincere request, we invite you to share this post to family and friends and have Adrian in your prayers. We are true believers in the power of prayer as it has been our faith how we have been able to manage life’s curve balls. As it is said by Isaiah 43, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned.”
Finally, Adrian’s medical and personal bills are just beginning. Humbly, we are asking for donations and anything helps.
Thank you for taking time in reading this request. Thank you for being part in Adrian’s road to recovery. We will provide updates as they come to light.
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