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janesmith

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Lezlie, HUGS.  I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your daughter.  The shock and devastation must've been, and still must be, immense.  Please do *not* blame yourself.  The addiction to inhalants is SO powerful, especially since they are so readily available, & a lot of businesses seem to not be aware of the issue. 

 

There are other people on these boards who, unfortunately, are in your shoes with how they've noticed that stores and businesses may not have the awareness of inhalant addiction and how products that they sell in stores can be used for huffing.  My friend actually has a severe Brain Injury from inhalant use at the age of 12, now in her 30s.

 

With regard to the grieving process, I'm not sure if you're familiar with the non-profit organization "The Compassionate Friends," but they might have a local support group which is primarily for parents who are grieving the loss of a child.  (Siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins may attend, too.)  Here is the website:  http://www.compassionatefriends.org

 

 

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Lezlie.. I believe I knew your daughter and I sent you and email.  Please let me know if you received it.  I am so so so sorry for your loss.. I cannot express in words how sorry I am.  Please contact me if you get the chance.  If not thats ok I understand.  Again I am so sorry for what happened.

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We just lost our beloved 23 yr old son due to huffing air duster on July 5th 2012, he drown in a jacuzzi tub with the can floating on top, I don't wish this tragedy on anyone if anyone out there is suffering from this addiction please e-mail me at rustyluvsmatty@yahoo.com

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my daughter is in icu because of huffing.. she aspirated into her lungs got Pneumonia, has neuropothy she can not breath on her own has severe lung disease has a feeding tube, is in diapers and can not move her arms and legs... this is horrible

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Same thing happened to our son who was only 23, passed away in a jacuzzi tub with the can floating on the top. Needless to say this family is distraught and misses him daily,,,,,Love and Miss you Eric Coen
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My heart is praying that you daughter gets better, I wish at least we would have had a chance to hug our son or tell him how much he was loved......I will be praying for you and the family, and especially your daughter......
sincerely dottieco

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janesmith

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crazybrewerfamily - Everyone here is keeping you, your daughter, and entire family in our hearts and prayers.  I cannot imagine the agony that you're feeling.

The following site has some information and resources for those with a loved one in a coma.  (Just fyi that the URL/uniform resource locator is ".com" which usually means commercial or for-profit.) 

http://waiting.com/comawaiting.html
Mselkinssays

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I lost my boyfriend last week to Duster. Please e-mail me if you'd like to help me in trying to brainstorm solutions to this problem.
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My heart is breaking with all of these stories. My 50 year old brother has been addicted to duster for probably a year. I honestly don’t know how he is still alive. He uses 3 cases + a day... I live several
States away but visited him recently and found him in an overdose situation that i will never get out of my head. I called the police three times that week who took him to the hospital who released him in a taxi. The third time they took him to rehab for three days, and then sent him home in a taxi. I have begged and pleaded with police, doctors and social
Workers. He is an adult, and they can’t make him clean up. Last week he received a DUI while on duster. Today, i called the police again to do a well visit and thy found him in the very same drunken state. They arrested him again and all i can pray is they keep him. I don’t know if I’m helping or hurting him but this is killing me. I pray for each of you who are fighting his same battle. I wish i were encouraged that he would survive, but I’m waitinf on that dreadful call. It’s Christmas and my family is in pain. You can see in the attached photos what iwalked into that day a few weeks ago. If there is anything we can do to get this off the market please let me know how to help. He buys it daily at Walmart and amazon.

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Sandymarie801

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2 years ago I was hanging out with my friend mike. He pulled out s can of duster and started huffing. At that point I didn’t know how bad it was. A few days later he threatened suicide I ran up hill to his home broke in and found the floor covered up to my knees in computer duster.... after staying with him making sure he was ok and telling him how worried I was about him he told me he wanted to quit... so I cleaned his room... 18 full black trash bags full of duster.. long story short he didn’t quit... and I walked away... I mean hell I was struggling with my own problems being a new mom... 3 months ago I received a call from my little sister that he had died... he died huffing that poison he bought at Walmart. And everyone he knew knew what he was doing and didn’t say anything... out of fear of him being mad including me... but he’s not mad... he is dead... I hate myself for keeping quiet... I am so angry at myself for not saying anything... and my friend is dead Now because I didn’t want to piss him off... well being pissed off is better than being dead! I will forever regret my actions and it still haunts me
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SandyMarie,
I am so very sorry.  I can only imagine the pain you and your friends' family are going through.  Thank you very  much for your post - I have been struggling if I was doing the right thing by continuing to call the police and having my brother arrested.  I was pretty sure it was my last hope. My brother has now been in jail for 7 days and I'm so thankful.  He called yesterday and sounded normal.  He said he was going to sit it out in jail because he knew he needed help.  He also said that he hasn't had a clear head in so long, he had no idea what he was doing.  We are still a long way from recovery, but still praying for that miracle.  I pray for your healing.  It's a journey, and your friend knows you loved him.  
Sandymarie801

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I’m so happy to hear he is thinking with a clearer head and making the right choice to stay in jail to clean up. It sounds like he is serious. That is awesome.... I wanted to tell you that even if he does get mad at you after he does get clean he will ultimately realize it was his fault for putting you in that situation.... I was addicted to heroin for ten years I have now been clean for 3 almost 4 years and I know I got mad as heck when someone told on me. But truthfully now that I am clean I have realized that I needed to take responsibility for my own actions and I put my family and friends in a real crappy situation ... so yeah I got mad at first... but at least I was alive to feel mad...plus when I pulled my head out my butt I realized that it was my fault. Not my family or friends for giving a crap about me. I put them in that situation and they did what they knew was right... caring is taking action. Not just turning a blind eye to the situation hoping it fixes itself. You mad a brave choice and the RIGHT CHOICE and for that you should be proud! It’s easier to ignore problems then to try and fix them. But you didn’t ignore it you did what you could to make the problem better! I will forever regret keeping quiet... I’m glad you don’t have to shoulder the same pain... I am praying for your brothers recovery. It’s a long road and a lot of work but it is possible. Infact I did it. I’m walking proof you can quit drugs...
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