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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 3/29/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I really am being tested by God, and I really dont know how much mroe I can handle. I'm starting to get depressed because of all of my health issues and other family members. I'm extremely worried of my little brother whom wont listen to me about his diabetes (and I am a diabetic too), and he just came out of a 3 day coma today. I just got back from the hospital. Thats why I havent been around. Guess what the coma was due to? Try drinking and getting so drunk with blood sugar sky rocketed, friends got him to stop drinking and sent him home in a cab. Unfortunally, he jumped out of the cab while moving and landed in the road unconcious. (and this is why we should not drink as diabetics!) Someone called 911. He was admitted, had his stomach pumped, also found phenmonia, sprained his thumb, sore as heck, and in a coma. Today, he woke up, thank the Lord, still hurts like heck and has a sprained thumb. The good news is his glucose readings are finally coming down, and it looks like he may get discharged in a couple days. I've warned him that he needs to monitor his diabetes better over and over and that he shouldnt drink too much because of all the sugar. How can I get him to listen? I told him he could of died (which is very true) and asked him if that is what he wanted... his answer was "I dont know." So please keep him, and me in prayer and advise me in any way to calm down and make him listen. 
 
Smurfy Shadow
 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
 
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MJLD
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   Posted 3/30/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I will be praying for you and your brother! Just remember he has to make the choices for himself. All we can do is advise, lead by example and pray he will do the right thing. I know that doesn't lessen the pain of seeing him suffer. I have a younger brother with severe crohn's and colitis. It's hard to watch your siblings suffer. You can't afford to stress yourself out to the point of illness when your brother is obviously old enough to make his own choices. Sorry if that sounds hard. Do you think maybe he needs to be treated for depression? Maybe you could mention it when a doc is around! I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you, Judy

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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
((((((((((( Smurfy Shadow and 'little' brother )))))))))))))))

Prayers, hugs and . . .

Blessings!

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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 3/30/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Smurfy! I am sorry you are going through all of this. You are a very strong person because it says that God will not let you be tested more than you can handle and you sure have been through a lot. about your brother, I used to be a huge partier myself and no matter what my family said or did, I didnt listen. It took me to realize what I was doing to myself to change and I had to want to change. I will pray for your brother that he will come to the realiztion of how damaging his ways are too his body. The comment he made when you asked him if that is what he wanted...really concerns me. Would he be willing to go to counseling to talk to someone about his feelings? It sounds like he is really struggeling and is using drinking as his way of coping with his emotions. Stay strong and know we will be here to encourage you! 
Hugs and prayers!!! 

Amy

 

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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 3/30/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Im thinking counceling would do him good. two years ago he lost his best friend in iraq, a shock and hardship for all. he spent every day after school with us, and every weekend, it was like another kid in our house. I know my brother is just now accepting the death too.
 
Smurfy Shadow
 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux
 
Medications:  Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D


joinery
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   Posted 3/31/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Smurfy, I'm sorry to hear about your brother. Stay strong and get the counceling you think you need. I'll be praying for you and your brother.
Take Care. Debbie
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