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Re: add, & addiction

Posted by Melinda on July 22, 1999, at 13:40:43

In reply to Re: add, & addiction, posted by anna on July 22, 1999, at 10:35:38

Thanks, Anna. I didn't know about his drug problem at the time of our hearing because my attorney was too lazy to go through "discovery" and get copies of his medical records (submitted to the court a full month before our hearing) prior to our court date. So, this wasn't brought up at the hearing. He attributed his hospitalization and other physical and mental problems to the drug treatment he's been undergoing for Hepatitis C (HCV). However, according to his records, he had already completed his treatment regimen at the time of his overdose. The subject of supervised visitation was raised by my attorney but was rejected by the judge. I don't know what difference it would make; the only person available to supervise visitation would be his mother and he was in her care at the time of the incident. While the records I have access to are sketchy, it does appear that his current doctors are giving him only 20 pills of each drug at a time. In reviewing some of the medications he's been on, my sister (a pharmacist) noted that some of these should not be prescribed for patients with known liver disfunction. It seems that the medical community is willing to allow a certain level of addiction for those patients with chronic health problems. I just don't trust them to keep him in check. I'm waiting to get the final modification papers and then I'll consult a DIFFERENT attorney. I may not be able to get a better outcome even if information of his drug use comes out. Sigh - I vascilate between wanting to help him and wanting to hurt him. If possible, I'll do my best to help him because helping him = benefiting my daughter (who loves him dearly). Regardless, I'll do what it takes (legally) to protect my child. Thanks so much for listening - I've been very impressed with the caring souls who visit this board.




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