Well, I got to do some nursing ahead of schedule!

  1. Hey guys,

    What a night last night! DH and I were trying to go to sleep (around 0200) when we heard a commotion outside, in front of our house. This is very unusual, there are only two houses on our little street and the other house is an elderly lady. Never had a noise problem before. For about fifteen minutes it sounded like someone banging on the trunk of a car. DH finally put his .45 in his waistband and stepped out on the porch. Next thing I know, I hear him say to me "There's a man down in the street!" I grabbed my jeans and my .38 and ran with him into the street. There were three young men, 16-17 years old, one face down in the road with two staggering near him. I dropped to my knees next to the boy and yelled to his friends "What's his name? What has he taken?" They both said they didn't know. The boy had his nose and mouth pressed against the road and wasn't breathing that I could tell, I turned his head to the side and he breathed, but shallowly. I called to dh to call 911, and the other two started down the road. One collapsed about ten feet away. DH monitored him while I monitored the first. Totally unresponsive.

    Police and EMS arrived, and were able to get the second one mostly conscious. He started crying and told me that he had snorted and injected meth with his brother (the first one) and his friend. I happened to see the friend go past the end of the street and told one of the cops, who chased and tackled him. He was still carrying the remaining meth.

    The first boy was stabilized by EMS and taken to the hospital. He's indescribably lucky to be alive- if we hadn't been awake to hear the knocking, if dh hadn't looked out, if he had been facedown like that for another few minutes without being able to breathe, he would have died. And he was a young man with his whole life ahead of him! Unbelievable. His brother sobbed the whole time, telling me he needed help and he was addicted. I hope he gets help, but I have my suspicions that by now he's been released and gotten high again.

    So unbelievably sad...
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Sheesh! Sounds like some night!
  4. by   Justhere
    Oh my that would be scary to wake up to.
  5. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    Penny- I LOVE your quote, it made me laugh so hard because of the way it looks- as if that is what you end your posts with. "Have a nice day you foul loathsome evil twit" etc... gave me the giggles!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WOW, crazy night. Thanks for sharing!
  7. by   UM Review RN
    Lori, you saved his life!! I hope and pray he (and his brother) use the opportunity they've been given wisely.


    Soooo....



    "Have a nice day you foul loathsome evil twit"
  8. by   katfishLPN
    Quote from LoriAlabamaRN
    Hey guys,

    What a night last night! DH and I were trying to go to sleep (around 0200) when we heard a commotion outside, in front of our house. This is very unusual, there are only two houses on our little street and the other house is an elderly lady. Never had a noise problem before. For about fifteen minutes it sounded like someone banging on the trunk of a car. DH finally put his .45 in his waistband and stepped out on the porch. Next thing I know, I hear him say to me "There's a man down in the street!" I grabbed my jeans and my .38 and ran with him into the street. There were three young men, 16-17 years old, one face down in the road with two staggering near him. I dropped to my knees next to the boy and yelled to his friends "What's his name? What has he taken?" They both said they didn't know. The boy had his nose and mouth pressed against the road and wasn't breathing that I could tell, I turned his head to the side and he breathed, but shallowly. I called to dh to call 911, and the other two started down the road. One collapsed about ten feet away. DH monitored him while I monitored the first. Totally unresponsive.

    Police and EMS arrived, and were able to get the second one mostly conscious. He started crying and told me that he had snorted and injected meth with his brother (the first one) and his friend. I happened to see the friend go past the end of the street and told one of the cops, who chased and tackled him. He was still carrying the remaining meth.

    The first boy was stabilized by EMS and taken to the hospital. He's indescribably lucky to be alive- if we hadn't been awake to hear the knocking, if dh hadn't looked out, if he had been facedown like that for another few minutes without being able to breathe, he would have died. And he was a young man with his whole life ahead of him! Unbelievable. His brother sobbed the whole time, telling me he needed help and he was addicted. I hope he gets help, but I have my suspicions that by now he's been released and gotten high again.

    So unbelievably sad...
    My goodness you have been having quite some experiences lately huh?? Thank God you were there! I hope they realize how close to death they came!
  9. by   Antikigirl
    GREAT JOB!!!!!!! That is incredible and you and your DH should be very proud of yourselves! That young man is lucky you and your DH were there and heard them! WOW!

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