His dad and I performed CPR and gave narcan, he was taken to the hospital where he spent 6 days on life support.
That was on a Monday, on Wednesday we found him unresponsive in his bedroom.
The last time I was with Matt a few hours before he overdosed, he was twirling me in circles and I was laughing so hard as he swung me around. How Blessed am I that these were his final words to me. He was my daughter Taylor’s boyfriend, they always talked about the life they were going to have together. She still carries him in her heart and always will.
He suffered terrible migraines for many years but fought bravely . Im so sorry for hurting u because of my drug addiction. I know you are in blissful peace in Heaven, with your Aunt Dian right there with you.
My friend Les died 15 years ago but after an accidental overdose of pain meds. I HATE Heroin and what it has done to you and so many others.
I like to think that he is finally at peace, free from the tortures of addiction. Whether you are someone in active addiction, in recovery, a family member with a loved one in active addiction or in recovery, or the dreaded, a person with a loved one lost to the disease, we all suffer. We must stay strong together to demand changes in treatment and in stigma.
I knew the time had come, his delicate state could no longer be supported. With his father and the priest present, life support was removed. I like to think that his soul was long gone from his body.
No bottle for this baby, not one filled with fresh warm breast milk, no, he would cry and wait for the real thing!
He was a thoughtful, kind person that just took a wrong turn in life. My son Maxwell was an old kind soul in a child’s body. We knew when at 6 weeks old he held out for nursing for 8 hours. We tried all that was offered to us, wilderness and therapeutic boarding school to follow. He spent three weeks in jail and was released on house arrest. Not only had they changed, but we didn’t understand the depths of addiction. Take him to college, to room with his lifelong friend, and all would be ok. It’s a long story, but he was arrested in connection with a friends overdose.There are no words to explain the grief and horror I feel from losing my person. Remember drugs kill and leave behind tremendous sadness and PTSD. In a few months it will be 3 years since you’ve been gone from this world and moved on to everlasting peace. It still doesn’t help me from crying often and thinking of you every day, but it does help in some way. I love you always, and thank you for my dragonflies and butterflies that first summer 💜 Dear Sweet Julie, you are missed and loved everyday. Later that day he was found unconscious in his bedroom and shortly thereafter he died. to an accidental overdose on December 4, 2017, six months before his 21st birthday. I want to remember my son today abd always he died at 23 yrs old of a accidental overdose it was a tragedy almost 4 yrs later the loss is still so overwhelming life doest get. Than I left to get my daughters diaper bag restocked and a shower the phone than rang and at that moment I couldn’t breath I felt like I was going to pass out and was scared to answer the phone so the phone stopped ringing and than another call back to back until I answered it and it was your mother and sister saying you want going to make it that I had to get back up to the hospital to say my good-byes…Its been 8 long years since you left us too soon, only 28 years old, beautiful, smart, and so much fun to be with. The worst thing was that the police said it was suicide but I know it wasn’t. He is missed every second of every day and I post this tribute in his memory. I broke down and couldn’t stop crying you was like my sister and was my best friend I didn’t but want to admit you was no longer going to be here for me.Remembering those who have died – or been injured – because of overdose is an important part of International Overdose Awareness Day. Erica Lane although we had grown apart you we’re a life long friend w a HUGE heart and an amazing soft loving spirit ! Worked with his Dr doing any new treatments they developed and taking regular medication as prescribed. Knowing that I will be with you both one day is what keeps me going. Until we meet again, MOM This goes out to my beautiful aunt Angela Kay..