Don't do Cocaine

Dallas, Texas
February 5, 2017 9:23am CST
Just say No! I am serious about this. My older brother has been admitted into the hospital ER for several days of observation, tests and that is not the only thing ... they tested him for drugs and he was positive for certain types of drugs, not the ones his doctors prescribed. So, I can't say that his fall from the bed and being unable to get back up was caused by the use of Cocaine or just because of his poor physical health. All I do know is, he admitted to taking Cocaine and I don't know how often or how recent his use of this particular drug of choice was taken by him. But I do know that 1. He is in the hospital 2. He is unable to walk 3. He is being transferred to Rehabilitation Center on Monday. The tests being done to him cover his head injury from the fall out of his bed a few days ago, and also tests for possibly having had a stroke, which came out negative thank God. Then he is having to take cognitive tests. What are cognitive tests you may want to ask? The basic tests that are given to senior citizens, who are past the age of 60, who may eventually develop symptoms of impaired cognition, or memory. Due to age alone, we are all subject to diminished memory, but to those who have a family history of adult onset dementia, there are more likely to be symptoms in each of the family members as they age and in due time. The thing about the drug Cocaine, is, this drug may have a negative effect on the mind's ability to remember and also may cause the body to deteriorate if the person using this drug tends to not eat, and to spend long hours in bed. Depression may be the motive behind taking certain drugs to so call SELF MEDICATE to help yourself feel good so you don't feel depressed or bored. Unfortunately this drug and others like it, do not help with depression but can damage the heart and the brain and cause death if taken in excess. If my brother, my older brother of 13 years, is brought to a Rehabilitation Center on Monday, he will be told to use the shallow pool for water aerobics because if his legs are too weak to let him stand, or even walk to the bathroom, then he will be dependent on nurses to help him get from place to place, and in and out of a bed and a wheel chair. He started doing lots of Pot, and this did not help him either, because the people who came over to his house to visit insisted that he share in their activities of smoking marijuana and my older brother, being a life time drug user would easily give in to their attempts to get him to take drugs because they like to be in the same company of others who like doing drugs so it becomes more socially acceptable in small groups of people like this. My brother is too easily convinced that a little bit won't hurt you and if it makes you feel good, then why the heck not? He fell several times and was recently found on the floor of his bedroom a week ago by a friend who just happened to be there, visiting at the time and he had to get another man to help lift him off the floor and back in the bed. But because nobody called 911, my brother fell off the bed the next time a few hours later. He was so bad that he couldn't even use a walker to go to the front door when paramedics finally arrived. he literally had to crawl to the door after collapsing from the walker in an attempt to get to the door so the people at the front door would not break the door down to get at him. Emergency paramedics were at his home for about 30 minutes assessing his condition and determined that he had to go to the ER for immediate treatment so the ambulance took him to a local hospital. After 24 hours and I was given information as to his condition and given his room number I was transferred by telephone to his room and he was talking over the phone to me as if he was either sedated or drugged or just plain half awake. He told me he had to go through some kind of MRI and echo cardiogram tests and that I could call him back in a few hours. I now am fully convinced that my older brother is in sad shape. The worst of it all is, he may or may not have to spend the last years of his life in a senior citizen's center getting around the clock nursing care, unless his strength returns and he is once more able to walk. But that isn't all. The doctors seem to think he has severely diminished cognitive capacity. Perhaps he has or perhaps he doesn't have, some form of adult onset dementia. My uncle had this so it does run in our family. They call it Alzheimer's disease or something like impaired cognition. No matter how you spell it, the drugs might well have caused his condition to be sped up and made more severe. So, whatever you do, please don't do Cocaine. It is not only basically unhealthful but it is seriously addictive and most of all it is illegal and can land you in jail or prison. That ain't no way to spend your final days on this Earth. I pray he gets better but realize that every single day he spends in rehab, he has no access to drugs.
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5 Feb 17
I'm very sorry for your brother.
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• Dallas, Texas
6 Feb 17
Thanks. I am sure he will find the answers he needs as time goes by. Setting for long hours in a chair in a hospital will give him time to pause and reflect.
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6 Feb 17
@lookatdesktop Good luck, my friend.
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• Dallas, Texas
6 Feb 17
@TheInvisibleMan Thanks a lot. I appreciate the kindness.
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@Corbin5 (105990)
• United States
5 Feb 17
I am sending prayers that your brother does get better. I can see why you would be relieved if his stay in rehab is a long one.
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