Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Evan's new advisor

I managed to hook Evan up with a someone who used to be addicted to pain pills and who also works in the medical profession.

They emailed back and forth last evening. Evan kept coming out and giving me new and interesting facts about Tylenol and liver failure. Just when we were going to bed he said, "He asked if I have any pain in my abdomen. I told him I have had this little ache, but it is not all that bad. He said that is what it feels like! Should we go to the hospital right now? He says that if I have liver failure I will die."

I assured him that he had had a liver test one week ago and that I thought he would probably live through the night.

The confidant has also been able to push Evan into a more realistic report of how much he is taking -- not 3 pills, more like 3 pills 3x a day. Maybe more.

Still I am very, very happy. This man has credibility with Evan where I don't. When he says, "This habit could kill you" he doesn't respond with "They're just pain pills. It's not like I'm taking meth or anything."

I wrote Evan's new confidant a thank you note.

Today we see the drug rehab specialist. I will post again in the evening about what happens there.

He went to school this morning! Of course I have to pick him up at 12:30 to take him to the appointment.


  1. But still he went to school. Looks like a tiny corner may have turned with his confidant.

    Kids won't open up to any adult they don't trust and they sure don't trust many.

    All kids - not just kids in distress but you know that.

  2. steps. I will take what I can get.


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