I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Sophie & Megan goes to rehab

My sister called last night.  She doesn't call often, maybe once a month, and when she does she never talks for longer than 10 minutes.  And it's never to just talk.  Her phone calls are always because she's feeling... distraught.
The first thing she said to me was "Sophie died."  Sophie was their Westie.  She hasn't been well for quite some time.  She'd lost most of her body hair because of a skin disease which made her look a lot like a dog troll.  She was nice, but there are times when you need to bite that expensive Vet bullet.
And without pausing she continued "and we took Megan down to rehab yesterday."
My sister and brother-in-law have 2 children, Little Joe (yeah, really) and Megan.  A number of years ago Megan was in an automobile accident and, as a result, became addicted to prescription meds.  So, I responded by saying "Oh, prescription meds?"  And my sister says "no, the really bad stuff.  The stuff with needles."
Now, I'd like to say I was shocked, but I wasn't.  My sister and brother-in-law have never shied away from the use of recreational drugs.  This is what happens when you don't really think about the example you're setting for your kids.  Now Megan's going to spend 28 days in rehab, and she's going to go through some serious shit.  
Anyway, I did make some sort of dark joke about it and laughed.  My sister didn't like that.  She said, "it isn't funny."  But it is.  Their complacency created the atmosphere.  There's a price to pay for everything.  I was actually more sad to hear that Sophie had died.  I really liked that ugly, little dog.


  1. Here's hoping for Megan. I have known people in seemingly hopeless situations -- the living in a dumpster under an overpass kind, really -- find there way to freedom.

    1. Oh, I'm sure she'll be fine. She lives at home with my sister & brother-in-law which makes you wonder just what in hell they were doing.

  2. family dynamics - ain't they wonderful (NOT)!

    my condolences on the passing of sophie.

    1. Nothing I say is going to change the way they're going to do things, so I usually just nod my head and say, "oh, that's terrible."

  3. Sorry to hear about the situation, I hope Megan makes it through this period of her life and comes out with a positive outlook on life. My family also has a history of drug abuse, so I know all too well what will have to happen in order for them to get a hold of the addiction.

    Jeffery @ New Dawn Treatment Centers