Very, very long story short: my sister is in the hospital for a drug overdose. This is my oldest sister, not my younger one. She is a drug addict and has schizophrenia. She has been in the hospital for about 10 days now. I'm not going to go into all the details but she has lived a very hard life, and drugs and alcohol have been a big part of it. I hadn't seen her in years but when she was in ICU I felt like I needed to visit her. She was in bad shape.
Joanne and I visited her yesterday and she was still pretty loopy--possible brain damage from the overdose. She kept asking for vodka and pot--obviously two things she isn't going to get. She was very agitated and kept talking about how she was going to "break out of this place." She is in no shape to do that--still has pneumonia, can't walk on her own, can't feed herself, etc. Apparently yesterday after we left she became combative and violent and had to be out in restraints. What a mess.
I have hesitated to write about this because it's such a complicated relationship and situation. But I will just pass it along just so that you can be in prayer for our family. As I am able I will write in more detail but it is a little too close to home at this point.