Saturday, October 25, 2008

NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT...................

It's been a tough week. Well, only since Wednesday I guess, as that's the day we found out.

On Sunday when we returned from our camping trip, I was expecting a call from our #2 daughter but the call never came. Oh, well. Not as if it's the first time she didn't do what she said she'd do. Monday morning also passed, and no call, so I started calling her. No answer. Monday afternoon and evening I called. No answer. The same for Tuesday morning, afternoon and evening. No answer. I was getting a bit worried, but again, this has happened before, so I wasn't too upset. Wednesday morning's phone call also produced no answer.

Wednesday afternoon hubby's phone rang. It was the pastor from church, calling to see how our daughter was doing and was she still in ICU?!?!?! Turns out she hurt her knee or something in a fall, and went to the ER. While there she went into alcohol withdrawal and they had to sedate her, intubate her, and put her in ICU for five days. She's now in a regular room, not hooked to tubes anymore. I suppose they'll release her soon, but she has no place to go.

Why will a county pay for numerous ambulance trips, countless ER visits, and scores of hospitalizations to get her sobered up, and then they let her return to the same situation and within hours, the same state she was in before the hospital stay, but they won't pay for an attempt at treatment?

This daughter was exposed to alcohol in the womb, she was genetically predisposed to alcoholism, and I believe she has an undiagnosed FASD. Add to this her mental illness and her alcoholism, and you have a very sad situation.

And there is nothing we can do about it.

Prayers would be appreciated.


Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Prayers on the way. I'm sorry, I know how unsettled it leaves you and worried.

Julie said...

I have already been to Kari's blog and let her know I am praying for you all. You have walked a part of the FASD road that is still ahead of me. I don't know how it feels to parent an adult with FASD. I do know how out of control, angry and hopeless FASD can make a mother feel. I really, really hate what alcohol does to the brain.


Linda B. said...

I've been praying for your family and daughter #2 for some time. I'm sorry it has come to this. This helplessness is such a horrible feeling. It's not right. It feels as though nobody is listening or cares to try what is best for them. I'm sending you comforting hugs too.

Lisa J said...

I'm so sorry you are going through this. I agree with you on the payment of hospital but not for "treatment". But then I am not sure if she got treatment that was forced on her, she would want to stay sober after getting out of the treatment. All would be for Not. Right? I just don't know why having kids has to be so....
hard on the heart! Please know I am thinking of you.