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Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:12 pm

Bryan is my nephew. He was born from a pregnancy that had complications that caused premature birth for him and his twin brother Craig. Craig did not survive but Bryan hung on.

Bryan was born with roughly 20% of a brain. This kid in the last 6 years spent more time with neurologists than a resident physician.

Bryan started out without the ability to speak or walk and was never expected to live beyond the age of 2. He's tripled that and still going.

I saw Bryan two years ago when I came to NWFL for Christmas. Back then, he would only sign for "I want" which typically was my hat. Now he won't shut up. Every night, he lays in bed and blesses his family. Uncle MB, aunt MB, MB cousins...he goes on until he remembers everyone he knows.

This week he had surgery again at Shand's in Gainesville to replace a shunt in his head that had failed and gave him seizures. That boy reminds me that my problems are diddly ****.

May he remind us all that our problems are diddly ****. He walks. He speaks. He learns and goes to school. All with 20% of a brain that denies him basic bowel and bladder control.

Next time the cannons fire, know there's a little boy named Bryan who is tougher than all of us whose favorite game is shouting "Bang!" With a finger gun.

Let the cannons roar. BANG!
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby StillCSG » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:02 pm

Brian is the man MB!!!

BANG BANG
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Rocker » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Thanks for sharing, MB.

BANG! GO BRYAN!

And for God's sake, give the kid a hat.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Swashy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:01 pm

Peace to Bryan. God be with him and the MB family
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:12 am

My OP was a bit melodramatic, but I had a tough day yesterday and ol' Bryan has a way of reminding me that I've got it pretty good.

I'm told the folks at Shand's did a fantastic job replacing his shunts and Bryan is already home and not even complaining about pain.

Kid is tougher than all of us.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Buc2 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:07 am

Peace to Bryan.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby NYBF » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:56 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Bryan was born with roughly 20% of a brain.


This puts him in the 75th percentile here at BucZone.

BANG!
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby PrimeMinister » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:26 am

NYBF wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Bryan was born with roughly 20% of a brain.


This puts him in the 75th percentile here at BucZone.

BANG!


Well done.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby PrimeMinister » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:27 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:My OP was a bit melodramatic, but I had a tough day yesterday and ol' Bryan has a way of reminding me that I've got it pretty good.

I'm told the folks at Shand's did a fantastic job replacing his shunts and Bryan is already home and not even complaining about pain.

Kid is tougher than all of us.


Sometimes that reminder is necessary.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:53 am

PrimeMinister wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:My OP was a bit melodramatic, but I had a tough day yesterday and ol' Bryan has a way of reminding me that I've got it pretty good.

I'm told the folks at Shand's did a fantastic job replacing his shunts and Bryan is already home and not even complaining about pain.

Kid is tougher than all of us.


Sometimes that reminder is necessary.


Amen.
Agreed.

It helped center my day really quickly ...
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby SIBucsFan » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:38 am

Thank you for sharing the story of Bryan with us, MB. It gives perspective by trivializing the worries in life that affect us much more than anything ever should.

Bryan is a true leader and warrior.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby mdb1958 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:41 pm

May Bryans struggles bring him strength that we wish we had
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Moozician » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:53 pm

NYBF wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Bryan was born with roughly 20% of a brain.


This puts him in the 75th percentile here at BucZone.

BANG!


Dilly, dilly! Covfefe!
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby MJW » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:55 am

Bryan is the man and he's going to be kicking butt for a long, long time!
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Swashy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:23 am

Fatherhood is without question the HARDEST thing I have ever done. When I met my step-daughter I could have imagined the degree in which she would struggle in her journey but I never could have imagined how powerless you feel when the assistant principal calls telling about the trouble she has gotten herself into yet again. Then when I read a story like this it really rolls things into perspective quickly. I should feel blessed that my daughter has a mouth that most days I wouldn't give a kiss too and an attitude problem that gives every adult she meets a run to the hills. But also that I know she can fully understand and appreciate our great days together because every man knows that not all of fatherhood is struggle. Her birthday is coming up and hopefully it's one she never forgets.

But at any rate MB I read your story and I'm touched by the strength not only of the parents but of Bryan. Keep us informed of how the little man is doing.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:48 pm

I was wrong.

Today is Bryan's EIGHTH birthday.

Happy birthday, you little badass.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby beardmcdoug » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:My OP was a bit melodramatic, but I had a tough day yesterday and ol' Bryan has a way of reminding me that I've got it pretty good.

I'm told the folks at Shand's did a fantastic job replacing his shunts and Bryan is already home and not even complaining about pain.

Kid is tougher than all of us.


No it wasn't. Thanks for sharing. Happy birthday to the little dude!
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Kress » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:14 pm

Bump

Thanks MB. Needed it today.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:00 pm

Bryan had a seizure shortly after Christmas dinner that freaked me the **** out (first time I saw it). He spent that night at Baptist in Pensacola and he recovered quickly.

I saw him sunday night and he immediately shot me several times. And was in good spirits. He collapsed again this afternoon. They think his other shunt has failed. Not sure if he's going back to Shands or not.

Kid has had more brain surgery than Earl Campbell has had knee scopes.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:15 pm

Somebody bump this in the morning.

I'll share a pic of the little outlaw.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Kress » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:44 pm

Pic? It's not morning, but whatevs.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby PrimeMinister » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:16 am

Bump. It’s morning.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Deja Entendu » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:23 am

I can't read the thread title without hearing "People, let me tell you 'bout my best friend."

I hope the little guy is doing ok after his latest episode.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby NYBF » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:48 am

*bump*
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:24 am

Closed my facebook so this is going to be trickier than I thought.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:47 am

Jesus. Photobucket has cancer.

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Here's the wild man chillin with his pillow the wife and I made him for Christmas.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:20 pm

Bryan is getting both shunts replaced on the 6th.

Gonna see him Sunday.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:41 pm

Knuckle bust from the gang.. great to hear!!
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:04 pm

The surgery to replace both shunts and tube was successful.
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Re: Let me tell you about Bryan.

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:12 pm

Good news!
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