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.