As a former emotional 14 & 15 year older, I can tell you that it was definitely a cry for help. She knew that she wouldn't die but she wanted to alert someone to her inner pain. Sometimes it is difficult to tell someone, sometimes you think they should know already. When you are that age, you do not see that what a FINAL decision to a temporary problem suicide is. Yes she is probably very upset about her grandpa but tell her that adding to his burden is not going to help him or her. I have a niece that I am very close to that just turned 15. What strikes me about this age is that they do not even realize how self centered their world is. The world literally revolves around them and what is happening at that particular moment. Whenever my niece Carlie is having what I call a 'drama moment', I try and recall a situation in which someone else gave something up in order to better someone else. In other words, after getting her well and back at home. Help her to focus on what kind of difference she can make for other people and maybe she won't spend as much time dwelling on her issues. I hope I'm not coming off unsympathetic, I very much do understand that at 15, things seem life and death. Seems is the key word though and I think the adults just need to find a way to focus her back on her place in this world. Good luck Nancy, I know your plate is full. I'm glad that hospice is helping. They have started visiting Mom and so far, so good.
You take care,
From: Nancy Postema[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 12:43 AM
Subject: [MOL] All Mol Angels
You know the old saying, it never rains but what it pours.
I just got back from the hospital, my 14 year old grand daughter
OD on 1/2 of a very large bottle of aspirin. She has had her
stomach pumped and has to go through that two more times.
One of several problems is that she doesn't want her
Grandpa to die, she loves him very much.
Don's nurse came and took labs today.
Hospice is doing very good here. They are like angels from
Don is getting weaker but is still a fighter.
Although there are more lows now days then highs, he still
has his since of humor.
I am so sorry that I just don't have the time to write to each and
every one of all you good people, but for now just please share.
My Grand Daughter just looked awful and I am so scared for her.
Do any of you know the damages that OD on aspirin can do to
Has anyone ever died or wound up with a long term side effect
from doing this? Does it damage you liver, stomach, or any other
Please help me with this one.
Thanks and love you all,