My loving 24 year old daughter died of overdose from herion

by sherry cooley

My child blue eyes blond hair died on October 08,2013 from heroin overdose .I just cannot believe it ,thinking she will be calling me anytime now,I ended up in a mental ward due to her death.She had just turned 24 two weeks prior.She has struggled with her addiction for three years ,two years ago I found her at her home aspirating on her vomit and was hospitalized for a week in ICU.Not only was heroin in her system she also had methadone prescribed by a doctor who didn't even look at her medical background witch would of indicated she was a addict and not to let her have a prescription ,she also had somas in her system.Im very angry at the doctor that gave them to her.

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May 21, 2014
your daughter
by: Jolynn

Oh my goodness! My 26 yr old son died of a Heroin overdose on Oct. 8th 2012! He also had Methadone in him and Xanax!. We were completely shocked by his drug use as he never came home from Jr. High or High school or college intoxicated. He was a high achiever with many friends, had a loving, supportive family . After he earned his BA in Economics, he joined the Marines, became an officer at 23 and began training to become a fighter pilot. He was doing real well. He soloed and got his pilots license and was on his way to a brilliant future. Unfortunately, he got derailed when someone gave him an oxycontin. It suited his fearless, daredevil chemistry so off he went. Eventually, he ran out of money as they were $80 a pill. Even though he made a good salary($70,000 year) he went thru it all so he started on Heroin which was $5.00 a bag. From the time he started drugs till his death was just about 8 months. I am beyond sad. The thought of never seeing him again upsets my stomach and depresses me. He was so vibrant and full of life. Why does this have to happen to our kids? The pain of losing a child is unlike every other death as we have the most profound attachments to our children. They aren't supposed to die. The world doesn't seem safe any more or kind. I miss him so much and I sleep with one of his shirts. If only we will see them again. I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. Drugs are an evil to our good young people. It's so sad.

May 17, 2014
I Understand
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry. I understand what you are going through. I lost my beautiful 30 yr old, redheaded, hazel eyed daughter on May 18th of 2006. She had struggled with heroin addiction for a few years. She went to rehabs many times, where she was given more drugs, including Soma. There is just not enough support and help for these addictions! She could no longer suffer with it and willingly ended her life with an intentional overdose. My heart and prayers go out to you. I wish I could tell you that your grief will end, but after 8 yrs. I still grieve everyday. It does get a little easier, but you will never be the same. The grief of losing a child lasts a lifetime.

May 14, 2014
Your daughter
by: Kate

How heartbreaking your writing about your daughter is! Drugs are so hard to accept -that our loved one has gotten addicted.
Even alcohol is a addiction for some. I lost my son at 39 years old. So nice and kind to all. He drank and took some cocaine. It killed him. Accidental death. It is still heartbreaking and always will be. My heart goes out to you.

May 14, 2014
My loving 24year old daughter died of an overdose of heroin.
by: Doreen UK

Sherry I am so sorry for your loss of your young daughter to an overdose. This is a mother's worst nightmare. Losing any of her children/Adult child. A mother's heart will be broken forever for losing a child/adult child. I have 3 Adult children and couldn't bear to lose any of them. I feel vulnerable to death after losing my husband 2yrs. ago to cancer. I am feeling sad and very miserable and need him. I have worked hard all my life over 47yrs. doing up the house and repairs and still doing it at 66yrs. and very fed up. I employed tradesmen for a lot of the work and they have not done it properly. I do a better job so now left to do a lot of the work I am able to do like sanding and painting.
I can understand your anger at the doctor who did not look at your daughter's medical file before prescribing. WHY? do doctors get it so wrong a lot of the time. I don't know. I have had to mount a battle against our doctors who made the wrong decisions with my husband. It cost me a breakdown having to go to the top. The doctor then came to our home and admitted mistakes were made. Why couldn't he do this at the beginning instead of telling so many lies I had to challenge them. I won for my husband, in 2005. His cancer care was not good and he died in terrible pain. I fought this battle again, but due to lack of funding the care was not in place. One good doctor for emergency was disgusted at the lack of care and fought for my husband. Things got better for a while and then downhill again. These are difficult days for facing an illness that needs special care. It is so unfair when we don't get the answers we need, or doctors are protected and evasive. I hope you get the support you need and some of the answers to any questions you need to ask.

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