Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thank You!

I just wanted to thank you all for all of your kind wishes and prayers for my brother.

I talked to him late this morning and got a more complete story.

It was pretty much how my mother relayed it, except it was 3 guys in a car. When my brother was leaving his girlfriend's house, a car with 3 young guys pulled up.

One of the guys got out and started pounding on girlfriend's door. Brother got out of his car and asked the kid what he wanted. The kid got belligerent and went the "What the f*ck is it to you?" route. My brother explained who he was and asked him again what he wanted.

The kid said he was looking for XXXX. Brother steered him down the sidewalk (not physically) and pointed out the unit where XXXX lived. His girlfriend came out of the apartment and was standing in the doorway watching.

At this time, the kid said, "Look man, no hard feelings," and put his hand out to shake. When my brother shook his hand the kid wouldn't let go. Suddenly the kid's 2 friends got out of the car and approached girlfriend. My brother yanked his hand away and turned up the walk to intercept them. That's when the kid came up behind him and hit him.

Anyway, the kid was arrested, and has quite the rap sheet for assault (he's 20).

Weirdly enough, after my brother got out of the hospital yesterday and had seen the first eye specialist, he and girlfriend were at Walgreens picking up prescriptions. My brother was paying for them at the pharmacy, and he heard a commotion and yelling at the front of the store.

By the time he got there, his girlfriend was standing in the parking lot yelling, "Yeah, you run, you cowardly little *&*^%$!!!!" Apparently the kid and his MOM walked into Walgreens (he'd obviously just been bailed out) and brother's girlfriend got medieval all over their a**es.

So on the eyeball front---it seems the kid hit him in the one place that could do maximum damage. If it had been a centimeter to the left or right it wouldn't have been so bad.

He can see shapes and shadows out of the eye. The muscles slipped below the fracture and are compressed by bone, so his eye is paralyzed. He saw the reconstructive specialist today, and will probably have the surgery tomorrow. But since he's got mom, girlfriend and his kindly neighbor, he doesn't feel like he needs another female (meaning me) hovering over him.

He's already in enough pain. Snerk.

Thanks again for all your healing thoughts! I really really appreciate it!

ATM

27 comments:

Marymurtz said...

Sounds like he's surrounded by strong female lions--it's a good thing the little thug ran away because your brother's girlfriend probably would have kicked the sh*t out of him. I would have wanted to.

Will keep him in our thoughts--please let us know how surgery, etc. turns out.

Pendullum said...

Oh My Gawd!
Ohhh Attila!!!!
I can not believe this story...
Who is going to pay for all this recontractive surgery???
Little $%%^@#...
I am so sorry for your brother.... and what your family must be going through with this assault...

Chels-Puddle Jumper said...

Good gawd, they shouldn't have let that kid's (if you can call him that)mom bail him out, especially if he is a repeat offender. That's just plain stupid.

I hope they can repair his eye...it sounds horrible. I'll keep praying for him.

Ruth Dynamite said...

What the hell??!

This is all so wrong. I'm sorry for your brother and hope he recuperates soon. It's senseless and stupid.

Myron said...

Smith & Wesson make a great gene pool disinfectant. I'm just sayin'.

Big Pissy said...

OMG!

Attila!

I'm just now catching up on all this.

Your poor brother....I sincerely hope things go well for him..and that they fry the son-of-a-bitch that did this to him!

Beth said...

I'm glad things are "better" - but, really, they're not great.
Your brother is still in pain and the loss of sight...geez. It's all so wrong.
Still thinking of you all.

Me said...

Thank you posting. I hope he continue s to get better.
Still praying.
*Hugs*

elizabeth said...

Ouch, yikes, that sounds awful.

I hope the surgery goes well.

Sending more healing vibes~~~~

ally said...

sending healing thoughts to your bro.

Terri said...

OH NO! HOW AWFUL...
OH MY GOSH...

that is just awful.....
I'm sorry!!

Groovy Lady said...

Wow! What a scary situation and results. I hope all goes well with your brother's surgery and he recovers fully and fast.

Good going on the girlfriends part!

Rootietoot said...

Something similar happened to the son of a friend of ours. Like this fellow, the thug was young, with a long rap sheet, and did what he did (crushed our friend's son's face with his boots)out of pure meanness. He was also let out on a rather light bail. Our friend got him re-arrested on gang related charges, becasue our friend found the kid's myspace with gang-type pictures and comments, and in NC gang related violence carries much harsher penalties that "normal" violence. Now he's being held on a HUGE bond, and being charged with attempted murder instead of assault. Our friend's son is fine now- with titanium plates in his head which he claims will get him into the NWA one day. Maybe there's some kind of gang law like that where your brother is. The thug should not get off easily if at all possible. Since he had 2 compadres perhaps that's an angle to take.

Christi said...

I'm sending all the good thoughts from around here (including from the menagerie, who honestly don't do ANYTHING with them and just let them collect dust anyway) to your bro so he gets better quick! And a big "atta girl!" to his girlfriend for running the punk off. :)

Brenda said...

I'm glad things are working out and I'll still be sending a prayer up that the surgery goes well. What in the hell is wrong with some of these young people today, wanting to jump on folks and beat them?

quinn said...

Whoooa! so sorry to hear about all this happening, I haven't been round last couple of days. I am relieved to know that they can help him but it sounds like the recovery will be very long and stress filled. I hope that guys gets freakin locked up big time.

Would be the safest place for him cause if you get hold of him ...damn he's gonna wish he were dead.

Mamma said...

Gosh I miss just a few days...

I'm so glad he's relatively okay.

Stinkypaw said...

I'm so sorry to read this - I haven't been around a lot lately...

I sure hope that the kid will be found guilty and put away, before your sister-in-law gets a hold of his sorry ass.

Best wishes to your brother and to yours - my thoughts are with you.

Sharon said...

I cannot stand punks!! I would have done just what the girlfriend did...good for her!

carmachu said...

Jesus, talk about Ironic. Thug there with his mommy....perhaps if she left him in there he might not have the rap sheet...



Thoughts and prayers for your brothers speedy and full recovery.

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
I’ve been “out of it” for a couple of days and was horrified when I read the post about your brother being attacked. Following on the heels of the Virginia Tech massacre, you can’t help but wonder what’s gotten into people recently. Why are all these senseless, vicious crimes being perpetrated against fellow human beings? The last I heard, America was not a Third World Country, but at times it seems we’ve reverted to behaving like Neanderthals.

I hope your brother’s eye surgery was successful and that his vision will be completely restored soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

DutchBitch said...

OMG! I am SO sorry for your brother!!! I hope the surgery goes well and he will heal up soon. Must have been horrific!

Kate said...

OMG that is terrible! I'll be thinking of your brother.

Kudos to your brother's girlfriend - it sounds as though she loves him very much.

Annie Drogynous said...

Holy crap! Please know, that if I hadn't been so busy this past week, I would have been here sooner so show you my support. I'm SO sorry to hear about your brother and I hope he's doing better. Please keep us posted.

sarala said...

How horrible for your brother! I hope his eye heals well. Such senseless violence is so sickening.

phlegmfatale said...

OMG - consider this one more goodly dollop of doting-female good-healing-wishes to your brother. What an utter bastard. In my opinion, people like that guy who attacked him should be handed over forthwith to the relatives of their victims. Let the punishment match the crime, at the very least.

Anna said...

I'm trying to catch up after being such a lazy blogger, and I was shocked to hear this.

My thoughts are with you and your brother, I hope he'll be okay.