Received a disturbing phone call......

  1. Most of you know about the problem with my sons grandmother a couple of months ago and how she told my son Harry Potter was evil and anyone who read him was a devil worshipper and so on...we discussed the whole episode. She and I had words over it and have not spoken much since then....well.....her sister called about an hour ago and she is in ICU. Seems she chose today to take an overdose of pills and is not expected to survive. Everyone is flocking to her know her daughter who hasn't spoken to her in months and all the family who doesn't do anything for her. My husband and I had to move her into her apartment because none of them would do it.....and I have been divorced from her son for over 4 years!! My husband asked me if I was going to the hospital and I declined....she is unconscious and I don't feel the need to disrupt my childrens christmas with this.....and unlike those at the hospital who have things they feel they need to say now that she is going to die.....I have said what I need to say to her. Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you guys. I am angry with her and maybe I shouldn't be, but here it is christmas eve and look where her family has to be........
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  3. by   Rustyhammer
    An attention getting ploy perhaps?
    I respect you for making that decision not to disrupt your holiday traditions.
    Have a Great Christmas! Last I checked Santa was in England.
    That radar site is great for keeping me informed.
  4. by   mattsmom81
    She knew exactly what she was doing...this sounds harsh but I believe OD's choose to do so at Christmas for their own reasons and it is very selfish, manipulative and destructive to family, IMO.

    Good for you for protecting your kids. She sounds like an unhappy woman and I would not want that influence on my kids either. You are a saint for continuing the relationship after your divorce in my book. Her kids stay away for good reason I bet.

    Happy Holidays and hope this doesn't disrupt your family celebrations too much!

    Sorry if I sound harsh but I have survived the MIL from hell myself so I can relate...
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    Kudos, Robin..for sticking to your guns and protecting your children, and allowing them to enjoy Xmas instead of allowing that manipulative psychobytch to ruin it all...
  6. by   cargal
    Give your kids a big Christmas hug and kiss for me. Enjoy your precious present.

  7. by   Robin61970
    Thanks guys.....didn't know what to expect when I posted here....I really was mad at her for this, but I wasn't going to let it ruin the kids xmas even though it has put a dmaper on mine. No matter how hard I try to act like it doesn't bother does....I will deal with it in my own way though.....
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    Right on Sister!
  9. by   renerian
    I don't blame you for not going. Devil is a movie.....

    sad huh.

  10. by   LasVegasRN
    Know that we support you. You belong with your family!!
  11. by   night owl
    You did the right thing for sure Robin. Have a nice Christmas with your family and yes, we are here to support you whenever you need it.
  12. by   BellaTerra2002
    I agree with everyone else and admire you for what you are doing. I'm sure it has put a damper on your holiday, but try to remember that this is not your problem. THAT may seem harsh, but it is reality.
    Nothing more to add than a big old :kiss for you Robin! Hold your babies close, and keep them away from the drama.

  14. by   Jenny P
    When I was quite a bit younger and worked in a general med-surg ICU; we saw several "frequent flyers" for attempted suicide at family holidays all of the time. So Thanksgiving, Christmas (and of course if they timed it right that covered them for New Years, too), and Easter--- the same people every holiday. Most of these were lonely people without family (for 1 reason or another). Occasionally a holiday would go by and "So-and-So hadn't been in. We never wrote them off until we missed them several holidays in a row, then would check and see if they were listed in an obit. column.

    Robin, you have to do what you have to do. Stand by your decision and know it was the right thing to do for you. Any other response would be moot.

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