My son died because of Vicodin given to him by a dr when he was a teen.
by Sandra Chavez
(Elk Grove, CA)
My son Jeffrey who was the most beautiful boy ended up on the street of San Francisco with sepsis due to IV drug use. We turned our backs on him because he went right back to IV drug use after the drs told him you have Endocarditis and if you use IV drugs you will develope sepsis and die from it. We tried to get him to stop using drugs by taking him to treatment. He went in and out of treatment for 5 years. This all started because he had a broken jaw and vicodin was given for the pain. It had to be crushed due to his jaw was wired shut. I could not save him from himself. My husband and his brother and sister and I loved him so much and we hurt so bad. Im a mess and I am going to get grief counciling but I dont want this to keep happening to naive people like me and my family. LOCK UP AND MONITOR YOUR LOVED ONES ACCESS TO PAIN MEDS because your perscription drugs can end up into your kids and then you will get to be in a club you dont ever wish on your worst enemy! Five years of hell and he's dead. I didn't return his last call because I was just starting to get out of my severe depression and didn't want to go back. I felt like killing my self when I couldn't help him and I thought about it everyday. I told everyone and I got help so I didn't do it. I knew I would hurt my family so I told them you better get me some help and it helped me. But now he's dead and I hurt so much and my husband walks around saying to himself I should have went and got him from San Francisco and he blames himself. He was a really good dad and it wasn't his fault and we both deserved to have a good life but our son had been slipping away from us and we kept trying until he drained our finances and made us sad all the time. He stole what ever he could take and then he wasn't to be trusted. I know he's in a better place but I just wanted to hear his voice one more time. We spent 10 days in ICU with him and he was in an induced coma and we begged him to find the strength to pull through and he just was gone.