Phone Calls With Bad News

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I just got off the phone with my Mom.

    My cousin's youngest son hung himself yesterday. This was her easy child. No warning whatsoever that anything was wrong. My aunt, uncle, cousin and her eldest son are all totally devastated. I'm more than stunned myself. Damien had some wild days as a teen but turned into a easy child in his early 20's and was doing well.

    He didn't leave a note. No one has a clue as to why. I was never close to my cousin, his mom because she's much older than I and was a major major difficult child up until about 10 yrs ago, so I only remember Damien as an adorable toddler.

    Still, it's so sad that he felt this was his only option. He was only 31 yrs old. :sad:
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Oh, no, Lisa. That's about the toughest kind of call to take.
  3. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Oh Lisa, I am so, so sorry! And your poor cousin! They must be absolutely devastated, especially since it happened with no warning. I will keep the family in my prayers.
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I am so sorry Lisa for your loss. He was far too young. This has happened in my life too and it is just a terrible thing to hear. May he rest in peace.
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers Lisa
  6. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Oh My I am so so sorry for your cousins family.
    I think suicide must leave everyone asking themselves what they could have done...and yet you can't stop a person who is set on doing this. It must be such a hurtful helpless thing to have to live with for the family.

    prayers for you all...
    That's just so sad.
  7. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Oh my, how awful. Sending prayers, hugs.
  8. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

  9. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Gosh that's terrible!

    I'm so sorry!

    Prayers to you and your family...
  10. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am so sorry for your loss. So sad.
  11. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    OMG. I am SO sorry. I wouldn't know what to do. How tragic. I hope they get get some info to ease their minds and hearts, and find some peace. It will not be an easy path. I know you are stunned, too. Hugs.
  12. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    My heart goes out to your family members. I do hope they find appropriate grief counseling because each of them will internalize differently as they seek answers. I will be sending supportive thoughts and prayers. What a tragedy. Hugs DDD
  13. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I'm so sorry. (((Hugs)))
  14. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry, Lisa.
  15. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Lisa, I'm so very sorry. I will keep your family in my prayers.
  16. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry ((hugs))
  17. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Very sorry to hear that. My condolences to your family.
  18. FlowerGarden

    FlowerGarden Active Member

    Hugs to you and your family
  19. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Hugs. Try not to ask too many questions that have no answers.
  20. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I'm so sorry. (((((hugs)))))