Very sick brother

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Re: Very sick brother

Postby chisa » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:30 am

"We keep Ensure, sports drinks, juice and water for him all the time but he rarely touches it. We also encourage him to take multi-vitamins and B-complex but they can make a person nauseous if not taken with food so he won't take them."

and i suppose the alcohol makes him feel perfectly well! get him to take the vitamins - they can barely make him feel worse than all the booze he is drinking.
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Re: Very sick brother

Postby chisa » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:33 am

as for the expense remind your brother of how much funerals cost today. forget about the money just get him checked into hospital or at the very least see a doctor.
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Re: Very sick brother

Postby Dave D » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:16 am

I have to agree with Curt, in most states if you can articulate that a "person is a danger to self or others" he can be involuntarly committed.While this may not be a course you wish to take, from my experience your brother is taking the slow version of suicide. There is more to this than the addiction. Keep us posted but at this point, someone will have to make decisions for your brother about your brother.. Peace
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Re: Very sick brother

Postby Dave D » Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:27 am

Thats good news, I take the milk thistle supp, there is mixed results of the various studies, but nothing negative that I could find. If your brother's room has windows, make sure you keep the curtains wide open during the day, especially sunny days, this will help elevate his mood. While your brother is doing well, how are you doing with your sobriety??? Good luck to both of you. Peace- Dave
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