Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The month from you-know-where

I've been AWOL again.  It's not that I haven't had anything to write about.  It's simply because this was, for me, the month from @#%^!

During Memorial Day weekend, youngest daughter made the stupid decision to spend time with her dirtbag ex-boyfriend.  Ex is a drug dealer.  Long story short, she was driving him and his friends when the guys decided to try to rob another drug dealer.  The victim went to the police (which we're told is unusual, for someone planning to commit a felony to report a crime), and my daughter was arrested.  Oh, did I mention that all of this happened when she was driving MY car?  So, in addition to the arrest, my car was impounded.

The one blessing in disguise is that because of this, it brought the situation into the open. Who knows how long she would have gone behind our backs?  If they hadn't been caught, things could have escalated in a hurry.

So, can things get worse?  Yep.

We made sure youngest daughter took all of her medications with her.  It turned out that the meds were left at the police station when she was booked into jail.  She asked repeatedly, but nothing was done, and she went two days with no medications.  For most people, that wouldn't be an issue, but for her, it's life threatening.  We made the decision to bail her out for that reason.  Two days later, she was in the hospital with another round of ascites.

On top of this, we found out that the boy she was seeing at the time was ANOTHER drug dealer.  To her credit, as soon as she found out, she dumped him.  Within a couple of days, she was with a new boyfriend.  At least this guy, as far as we know, doesn't do drugs, and he doesn't have a police record.  He does, however, have two small children.  About a week ago, she decided she was going to move in with him.  She's known him a month.   We told her long ago that if she moved in with a guy, that we would pay for her medical needs, but other than that, she's on her own. 

Honestly, I didn't even try to argue with her choice.  She's one of those people who always has to learn the hard way.  I'm not expecting that this relationship will last too long.  I will say that going to jail was enough of a reality check that she finally cut all ties with those involved.  She has court dates in August and September, and will testify against the others if needed.  We're hoping that by testifying and not having a record, she won't have to serve jail time.  I'm not against being punished for a crime, don't get me wrong... I'm just scared of her being in prison with her medical needs.

"It would be so nice if something made sense for a change."  ~ Alice In Wonderland

Wednesday, July 4, 2012