Cant stop cryin!

  1. Well tonite, some kind soul from AA called my Dad. They are willing to take him on, to carry him to wherever he can make it. For that I'm eternally grateful, and more than eternally grateful to my friend who made this happen. I just want my Dad back..I just Need my Daddy back .

    sorry for the drama queen post, i'm just at the end of my rope with this dear man and his problem!
    Last edit by danissa on Mar 30, '08
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    midwife practitioner; from SC
    Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in midwifery, NICU


  3. by   *tattooed~princess*
    glad to hear of people all over reaching out to help others in need... you and your family are in my prayers... stay strong!
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from danissa
    I just want my Dad back..I just Need my daddy back
    Awwww danissa:icon_hug:Mygoes out to you hon.
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    :icon_hug: to you and yours, danissa.
    They are such different people when they aren't drinking, aren't they?
  6. by   SuesquatchRN
    Oh, Danissa, my good thoughts are with you and yours.

    I'm intimately familiar with AA. And it works.
  7. by   BrokenRNheart
    Quote from Arwen_U
    :icon_hug: to you and yours, danissa.
    They are such different people when they aren't drinking, aren't they?
    That is so true!

    I keep thinking that video taping them and playing it might help
  8. by   Tweety
    Best wishes. I hope things work for him and it sounds like he's on the right path. But it's his disease and you didn't cause it and you certainly can't cure it.
  9. by   Apollorn
    This is definitely not a drama queen post. Alcoholism is a mean disease and it is awesome he has the support he needs.
  10. by   danissa
    Thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts and good wishes and advice. So grateful that people care! Thanks friends!
  11. by   akcarmean
    (((((Danissa))))) thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    I am glad that your friend and others are willing to reach out and help but please remember Tweety's advice. It is his disease. Take care of yourself too throughout this.

  12. by   danissa
    Thanks to Angie, Tweety and Sue and everyone who took the time to read and care. Update dear old Dad still hasn't got up the strength to go to the first meeting, he thinks he has plenty of time...he doesn't! This kind man from AA has offered to pick him up and take him to the meetings, to support him, be his sponsor and support, but Dad is still putting it off! I'm so frustrated, I know it's not my disease, I know I didn't cause it, but if I don't push him to it, then no-one else will. My brother is no help, he has a "busy life!" (Dads words!!!!!) ..Hey, go figure, I have three kiddos, a hubby, a dog, two rabbits, a full time NICU job, a disabled Mother, (I'm her carer!), and now this! My bro btw, is single and has an enviable lifestyle!

    Anyhow, sorry to be moaning, just some things are slipping off these shoulders, sometimes they are not broad enough!

    How do I get my Dad to finally take the step and just GO to meeting, he's putting it off cause he feels he can't give up the vodka, I know this!

    Hugs to all...XC