My son Maxwell was 19 and he died of a drug overdose.
How many days am I supposed to wait to say anything? I say my son Maxwell’s name proudly and I am NEVER embarrassed to tell his story.
We tried all that was offered to us, wilderness and therapeutic boarding school to follow. He spent three weeks in jail and was released on house arrest.
Not only had they changed, but we didn’t understand the depths of addiction. Take him to college, to room with his lifelong friend, and all would be ok. It’s a long story, but he was arrested in connection with a friends overdose.
To my son Jonathan- August 27th will make three years since you left us. I hope you found your “Flying Lion” and watch over all of us who LOVE and MISS you!!!!!!!! Mom 143 xoxo My sweet son Josh, My heart breaks everyday without you. I have learned since your death that it was much more powerful than you could conquer on your own. He had such a great 2016 that I stopped waiting for the call. Can’t wait to see him on the other side when my time has come. He was found overdosed from hydromorphone September 25, 2018- our Mother’s birthday. The children called me (grandmother/mom) and said they could not wake up mommy and daddy. To deal with the pain he kept taking his meds, not realizing how much he was taking. We are “Families Fighting Addiction”, Our family lost Gregory Robert L. When I got the call that you was in the hospital because of your addiction to pills and alcohol my heart broke I was saddened and so lost just the very thought of losing you someone who with out a doubt for everyone who needed your regardless of what you was going through you was always there for everyone the doctors told us you was on the road to recovery and you would be home soon.
That was on a Monday, on Wednesday we found him unresponsive in his bedroom.
Remembering those who have died – or been injured – because of overdose is an important part of International Overdose Awareness Day. He suffered terrible migraines for many years but fought bravely . Im so sorry for hurting u because of my drug addiction. I know you are in blissful peace in Heaven, with your Aunt Dian right there with you.
If you would like to commemorate somebody, please add Tributes here. Erica Lane although we had grown apart you we’re a life long friend w a HUGE heart and an amazing soft loving spirit ! Worked with his Dr doing any new treatments they developed and taking regular medication as prescribed. Knowing that I will be with you both one day is what keeps me going. Until we meet again, MOM This goes out to my beautiful aunt Angela Kay..
I prayed, I begged, I bargained, I had prayer groups all over the country praying for him, I called his friends. My son was gone, I was keeping his body barely alive , an intricate balance of drugs keeping his heart pumping.
That week with him in ICU, his sister Caroline and I never left his side.