For those of you who have been checking in on updates about my brother, I have another and unless something changes, this will be the last one for a while.
He finally got to come home on the 3rd of July and everyone was very glad. He's been resting much better and I know he's much more comfortable at home without people coming in at all hours and poking him with needles.
Last weekend, he had to be taken back to the ER because of a fever, and they found he had an infection and several blood clots in his lung. He was given medication for both and sent back home. It was decided that it wouldn't be useful, or kind, for him to be sent back to the hospital. He is now under the care of Hospice, and will be for the foreseeable future.
My mom now has help with a lot of the "heavy lifting" and hopefully that will take some of the stress off of her, and also we hope that being at home will make him happy. There's really no way to know how long this will last, could be months or even years I guess, but we're just glad he won't be put through any more useless, frightening, and painful, medical procedures.
Thanks again to everyone who has checked in on him and that want to know how he's doing. It's not necessarily an easy thing to talk about, but it does help to put it out in the universe. I'll let you all know what is going on as things progress.