Brother is just getting worse...
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|Thu, 06-12-2003 - 1:12pm|
There isn't really a problem to fix I just needed to vent. I don't know if any of you remember but a while ago I had written about my older brother.
Long story short:
He is 31 and a drug addict (cocaine, but really anything he can get his hands on). He manipulates my parents for money. My parents let themselves be manipulated. He has even smacked my mother over 20 dollars. When I tell my parents they need to cut him off and let him sink or swim on his own they say they can't do that. They say I don't understand because I don't have any children and that they just can't let him become homeless, a prisoner or just die.
He has also abandoned my niece and nephew. My ex-SIL just took off with them and he has not done one thing to find them. I have tried but she seems to have done a good job of hiding and since I am not a parent I have no rights to go to court of have them put on a missing children's list. He says they will come to look for him when they are older (nice right). Now he is in this crazy on again-off again relationship with this woman who has 5 children from 5 different men, #5 is my brothers. He actually gets my parents to give him money for this woman's children.
Anyway, the new development I just found out today is that my brother has been stealing my fathers blood pressure medicine (my dad has diabetes). My father doesn't take them every day and didn't realize the pills were missing. They didn't put two and two together until last night when my mother went to bring him dinner and she touched him. He was very cold and sweating. He had dropped his blood pressure so low he was cold as ice. When they looked in the bottle there was only 3 pills left. I don't know what they did but he has gone to ANOTHER de-tox program today. He is supposed to go to a rehab program after the seven day de-tox but that is if he even finishes the de-tox. He is always in and out of these. He never stays more than 7 days at the rehab centers and usually leaves with in the first 3 days. This is just horrible. It's not that I am shocked or anything it has just made me so sad today. I am sitting at my desk at work and I just want to cry. He is never going to get better. This thing has really got him and it will never let him go. I am just sad.
Thanks for listening.