Something terrible

  1. happened in my daughter's family today. Her sister-in-law (who would have been 33 on Mar. 26th) was found dead at 4 a.m. this morning.

    She was a nice girl, my daughter's best friend and matron of honor, as well as her sister-in-law. During the last 1 1/2 years, she had become dependent on oxycontin, went through rehab, was arrested once, and sent through rehab again in January.
    About a month ago she was dx with Hep C. When my daughter asked how she had gotten hepatitis, her sister-in-law said, "duh," and showed her the needle tracks in her antecubs! She'd been shooting heroin!
    Her parents had come from another state to stay with her when she got out of rehab the last time, one one week, then one the next. That was so she wouldn't be alone to be tempted to do something she shouldn't, while her husband was at work.
    This past Monday she drove herself to her NA meeting, for the first time. Yesterday afternoon she did it again, except that she never came home. Finally, at 4 this morning, a detective from a neighboring town called my daughter's brother-in-law to tell him that she been found dead on a sofa in a house there. The word from the residents was that she shot up, and laid down on the sofa, and "never got up."
    Please send your thoughts and prayers in the direction of this young woman's husband, parents (she was an only child) and family. It is a tragic, wasteful loss of a gifted young woman.
    Thank you all for being here, to listen.
  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   hoolahan
    Cathy, so sad. I am sending you and the family my thoughts and prayers.
  4. by   zumalong
    Cathy--I am so sorry for her family and your family. This is such a tragic why to die. I lost both my brothers to suicide--one who lived with long history of ETOH and substance abuse, and the other who just could not live without his best friend and brother.

    I can't imagine the pull of drugs and ETOH. I know in my bros case it was combined with severe depression which fed into the abuse and vice versa. Please encourage everyone who has been close to her to seek counseling. Too many times we shove our feelings aside until they creep out in ways we never imagined.

    Take care from one who has been there and still is grieving.
  5. by   live4today
    Consider them prayed for on this end, Cathy! How terrible for the family to have to deal with the loss of their daughter! (((HUGS))) to the family!
  6. by   semstr
    Oh Cathy, how terrible!
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all. And tonights' candle will be for this young woman.
    (((((((((((((Cathy and family))))))))))))
    Take care, Renee
  7. by   Jenny P
    Cathy, I'm so sorry for the loss of this woman's life. Drug dependancy harms far more than just the drug dependant person. I shall pray for her family.
  8. by   CATHYW
    Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts, words, and prayers. The husband and parents are really struggling with this one. When the autopsy results come back, I'll let you all know.
    You all are the best!:kiss
  9. by   mario_ragucci
    I'm sorry Cathy. This drug addiction disease makes me mad. I want to do something about it. What can we do? Be strong, and help your daughter to be strong, and be brave enough to NOT let it bleed into your lives too much. People who self-destruct make me mad. I get mad at them, but they are all ready mad enough at themselves :-( Being mad don't help :-(

    I'm sorry this hit home like it did. Rememeber life is going on....right now. It's a precious thing, and we get mad when anybody wastes it.
    Some people get bent on drugs, realize life ain't the same anymore, and they say goodbye. Be brave - no one likes to say goodbye.
  10. by   nursedawn67
    Oh Cathy how awful! The whole family is in our prayers.