More bad news...
My mom called me this morning. I dread picking up the phone when she calls me now, because it is all bad news she has for me.
You know how I mentioned that my cousins were both diagnosed with cancer within a week of each other? Well...their son died. My cousin Brian was found dead in his car after he was missing for 3 days!!!!
They're still not sure what happened, but they have ruled out suicide. Apparently, he was on his way to work last Monday and wasn't feeling well at all. He was having problems with depression and anxiety, and taking a couple medications to help him. He text messaged one of his co-workers to let him know that he was going to drive himself to the Kaiser emergency room, and would be late to work. That's where he was last seen.
Kaiser, of course, didn't do shit for him. He wasted a few hours there and then left. I guess after he left the hospital he was on his way to work, because they eventually found him in a residential neighborhood.
Missing for 3 days?!?! Can you believe that?! I don't even want to imagine what kind of panic his parents must have been in for those three days.
They contacted the police, who didn't do anything either. Mel realized after what he had told them that he should have just said, "My car was stolen, please activate the low jack" (sp?) and they would have been able to find him. They went onto Brian's computer and copied every address he had ever typed into mapquest to see if he was at one of those places.
Eventually what happened...A woman who lived in the house that Brian was parked in front of called the police. I don't know how soon she called...we won't know anything until after tests have been done.
Roseanne and Mel were out that night looking for Brian. Brian's older brother, Michael, was at his parents house when the police and the coroner came to the front door to inform him that they had found Brian.
Roseanne has had some mental problems for the last 10 years after her dad died. She really had a hard time with his death. After that, she kind of started to disappear from family events...and rumors spread about what was wrong with her. No one really knew. Well, when Mel called my parents yesterday, he opened up a little bit about how much progress she had made in the last few months. She stopped taking a bunch of medication...including one for paranoia! She started exercising and had lost 20 pounds. And now this...And, she just found out that her cancer is in her lymph nodes. Mel was saying how Roseanne hadn't cried in ten years. She hadn't cried at all since her dad died...until they found out about Brian.
They're not going to have a funeral. They're going to wait a few months for Roseanne to heal from her surgeries, and for Mel, too. And then have a memorial service...when they're ready.