Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sad Ending

This morning when I arrived at work a friend informed me that her friend's son had died of a heart attack.

This friend of her's was someone that she had sent to my blog because her son was an addict. She said her friend's son had been clean for 6 months but had sustained damage to his heart from his drug use. Yesterday evening he suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 25.

I am sorry for this mom. I did not know her personally but as all of you that read these blogs I feel a special kinship to parents with children addicted. To this dear Mom, you are in our thoughts.

This is a harsh reminder of the damage that is done to the addict from this disease.

9 comments:

Dawn Renee said...

Thank you Ron. Sadly he had a young son who is about 3 and was just getting his life in order and enjoying fatherhood.

Barbara said...

Twenty-Five-Years-"Old"

I'm crying. I am so sorry to hear this news, yet I am glad you shared it. I hope this young man's life serves as a warning and that other addicts are saved from his tragic ending.

I don't think a parent ever recovers from something like this - my heart goes out to his mother.

Jake's Mom said...

What a tragedy...another sad ending, and so young. It's just heartbreaking...does it ever end? I worry all the time about what damage my son has done to his body that we don't even realize. My son is a little younger with a 6 month old son that he adores. This could easily have been any one of our children. I will pray for his mother. Thank you for sharing this.
Kristi

Fractalmom said...

I'm so very sorry. and Barb? it never does serve as a warning. it just doesn't. For the rest of us, it is a warning that our child may be next, but the addicts themselves? no.

Jan said...

I am so sorry, these parents are living my worst nightmare. I feel guilty that I have even prayed for death rather than the not knowing at times, at least I would have had a place to visit him, an ending,..... This is when he was on the streets and not in communication with me. In many respects, we all know how these parents feel. Stephen died a long time ago- Stevie is just the vessel in which my son used to live. My heart is just sobbing. Sadly, I have no tears. Thank you for sharing Ron

Addiction--Mom trying to Detach with Love said...

So sad, it makes my stomach ache just thinking about it. We all know this could be us, and that is the truly the most unsettling part for us parents. I have been following a blog of a woman whose son died after being beaten and overdosing, then spending 30 some odd days in the hospital. She blogged about the whole experience in such painful honesty. I will be psoting about that soon, so sad. My thoughts are with all of us parents.

Syd said...

I am very sorry. Such a young death seems so cruel and unnecessary.

parentofanaddictcdcb said...

So very sad...

Bristolvol said...

So very sorry, I am preparing myself for news like that, yet I don't know if you can ever be prepared for the loss of a child.