True & Honest Fan
- Jul 7, 2016
Found my child turning blue and gasping for air. Had to resuscitate without any help.
Many years ago an old friend of mine died in a car accident. That morning I was planning on calling him to just say hi, but I didn't. To this day I still believe that had I called him and disrupted his day by just 5-10 minutes he would still be alive today.
The fact that you were willing to go through so much to save her really says a lot about you man. You're a rare breed these days and I got a lot of respect for you. Glad she's okay and you two are willing to joke around about it.Not as traumatic as some of the experiences other Kiwis shared, but I still regard it as one of the worst nights of my life.
I was at the home of my then girlfriend, and it was a period we were having pretty bad arguments.
At a certain point of the discussion, she goes on the "I'm going to kill myself" tangent and locks herself in the bathroom with a bottle of unknown liquid.
Cue me going in a panic and first try to smash the door open, then go out and climb up the wall(the bathroom was at the second floor) and smashing a window to get in.
Cue finding her slumped over, covered in her own vomit and groaning. The bottle broken in pieces, her hands bleeding because she probably cut herself breaking it.
What the fuck has she drank, that's what I thought. I scream her name, try to get her up, try to find where she has put the key of that damn bathroom to get us out. The phones remained out so I couldn't call for help.
For a good ten minutes, I thought if she dies here I'm throwing myself out that window.
Then the panic subsided and I got more rational, and smelled the shards of the bottle, finding out that it was liquor and not some kind of poison or toxic substance. Still, there was the risk of an alcohol-induced coma. So I rolled her in a position where she couldn't choke herself on her vomit and searched for the key. Did not find it, and being still in a shock I simply sat by her for hours. By 4:30 she started to regain consciousness, to my relief. In the end, she had put the key in her underwear.
She later reassured me it was just an attempt to scare me, but did not take into account that drinking so much alcohol all in one take is actually very dangerous for a girl her age and weight.
She apologizes about it even today, almost three years later, and I joke that the hungover she had afterwards was punishment enough.
I don't tell her that I aged ten years that night, and still have the occasional nightmare about it.
Thanks for your very kind words, I wholeheartedly appreciate themThe fact that you were willing to go through so much to save her really says a lot about you man. You're a rare breed these days and I got a lot of respect for you. Glad she's okay and you two are willing to joke around about it.