Prayers Needed

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by culturanta, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. BloodiedButUnbowed

    BloodiedButUnbowed Active Member

    My younger stepson tried to commit suicide last night by overdosing on his father’s heart medication.

    He almost succeeded.

    We are in the ICU at his bedside.
  2. StillStanding

    StillStanding Active Member

    Sending thoughts and prayers!
  3. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sending warm thoughts and prayers.
    Please update us when you can.
  4. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    Oh my so sorry to hear this!!

    It seemed he was doing good for a while but then you saw something coming.....

    Keep us posted.

  5. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Heartbreaking. I hope he survives and he gets the help he needs.
  6. so ready to live

    so ready to live Active Member

    Prayers coming now from Indiana.
  7. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Prayers from Iowa.

    I can't imagine what you are going through right now.

    Let us know how things are going....

  8. Crayola13

    Crayola13 Active Member

    I am so sorry about your stepson. Was it nitroglycerin?
  9. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    I am so very sorry. Prayers for a fast reovery and the help he needs.
  10. HMBgal

    HMBgal Active Member

    Oh no. This is something so many of us fear, me included, with my grown depressed daughter, and my very troubled grandson (her son). All the good thoughts and prayers in the world speeding your way.
  11. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    Strength and healing thoughts from Virginia ~~~~~~~
  12. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    Oh my dear Culturana;

    I am so very sorry to hear this. I would not have even imagined one would use cardiac medication to attempt suicide. This is truly tragic.

    I hope he recovers quickly and get the help he need to heal emotionally. And that there is healing time for all of you.
  13. mof

    mof Momdidntsignupforthis

    Prayers for healing!
  14. Sam3

    Sam3 Active Member

    I will light an extra candle
  15. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    How frightening! Many hugs and prayers going out.
  16. How did I get here

    How did I get here New Member

  17. BloodiedButUnbowed

    BloodiedButUnbowed Active Member

    Thank you all for your prayers. Please keep them coming.

    After a brief period where it seemed he was rebounding, my younger stepson suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest. He coded no less than four times. Thankfully, he has excellent medical care, and they were able to keep him alive.

    At present he is on full life support with heart and lung bypass. The odds are against him but his youth and overall good health prior to this overdose will help him fight.

    We know for certain this was a suicide attempt. We found texts between him and his girlfriend where he stated that he had taken the pills and intended to end his life. Much to her credit, his girlfriend immediately called the police and with her mother, notified the boys’ father.

    He took ten extended release pills so the full impact of the overdose did not hit him until he seized.

    My wife insisted that I come home to care for our cat and get as much sleep as I can. I have important meetings at school tomorrow that I cannot miss, however I will be receiving updates all day and if he passes I will immediately leave. Regardless, I will be back to the hospital tomorrow evening. I will take Thursday off and if he does pass away, obviously beyond that. I feel beyond guilty that I am not there with her but all things considered she is doing quite well.

    I am in shock and trying not to relive every awful moment before trying to go to sleep. I have taken my prescribed anti anxiety medications and am heading into a warm bath. I hope to sleep for six or so hours.

    Please keep praying for us. I do believe they work.
  18. runawaybunny

    runawaybunny Administrator Staff Member

    Support and prayers.

    Hugs and support.

    This is not your fault.
  19. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    culturanta, I don't have the magic words. Know that I care and I am very glad that you are a support for your wife. I am proud of his girlfriend for acting responsibly and quickly. Sending more love and healing thoughts ~~~~~~~~
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  20. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    Prayers continued. What a horrible tragedy. Keep us updated. We care.
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