Skip to comments.MAN SHARES HEARTBREAKING STORY ABOUT ZIPPING DAUGHTER INTO BODY BAG FOLLOWING HEROIN OVERDOSE
Posted on 12/29/2017 6:27:45 PM PST by Morgana
So its been a Very emotional and long two days. I didnt want to ruin anybody elses Christmas so I waited until after the Holiday. I got a text at 5:50 pm on Christmas Eve from Eastlake Police asking me to call dispatch. Im thinking there is a family that needs a Christmas under the tree that they just found. I call dispatch and ask for the Det who texted me. Dispatch tells me hes on a call and will call me back. I let the dispatcher know that Im not local, but can meet the Det on my way Home at the Toy warehouse to get this taken care of. Dispatcher tells me the Detective will call you back Mr. Sherman and was kinda soft spoken and polite, but stern. So now my mind is wandering like whatd I do in Eastlake recently, of course Ive done nothing 😁
The Det calls me back to say he tried to come to my house to speak with me, but I wasnt home. Now Im really starting to wonder what I did. The Det then asks if Im somewhere I can speak privately and my stomach drops. I tell him to go ahead and he gives me the news. The toy thought leaves my mind immediately and Timmy hears me hit my knees on the ground and start whimpering. He went and got him Mom and Brother and told them we had to leave the in laws Christmas we were at.
See, my daughter was clean for just over a year from using heroin. She kicked the dragon square in the balls and I didnt think she was ever gonna look back for it. I took her to her first Narcan meeting, took her to her first AA meeting, and went with her to her first NA meeting and hit one with her here and there as she progressed through her sobriety. Recently we spoke about those meetings and all the hocus pocus that goes on in there and I tell her to each their own and that those meetings help some and then they may not help others. I dig deeper and we talk more about how its helped her and that she has met some really good people in those meetings who can related with her better than I can since theyve experienced this and she decides that she is going to keep going. She even looks at me, and she promises me that shes NEVER going back to H ever again. She even said Daddy, I dont want to go back to that stuff ever again. I remind her what I told her at the Narcan meeting if you cant kick the dragon for good I will be the one to zip you up, but I will be with you every step of the way when you need me. I dont know why she didnt call me like she promised. It hurts so bad that she didnt call.
Now before you get all pissy with me for saying that I will zip her up, You have got to understand my daughters and my relationship. Its a loving relationship that shines. I would ALWAYS be there to bail her out of whatever she got herself into, but now here I was, a father who was desperate for my daughter NEVER TO USE AGAIN and didnt know how else to put it. I thought the Love she had for me would keep her from going back to that drug ever again.
Well, that didnt happen. At 5:50 pm I got the call from the Det at Eastlake Police that my daughter was found dead in her bed from an overdose. I immediately fell to my knees in the snow and began to cry like a baby. I could not believe that my Tigger had done this. I tell the Det that I am on my way and got there in record time. When I went up to see her (and I will warn you, if you have a weak stomach
STOP READING HERE cause its going to be very descriptive and not to pleasant to think in your mind if you picture my explanation. Just stop here and know I love her and kept my word to her.
... but on the other hand I need everyone to understand how very bad this shit is so you NEVER have to experience what we are right now.
I walked up the stairs to her room and there was Karisten sitting in her bed. She had hit such an lethal dose that when she went into a hemorrhaging arrest that she sat up from her pillows she was propped on in her bed, had her arms straight out with a slight bend at the elbow, fists clenched, with her thumbs tucked under her fingers grasping so tight at what looked like she was trying to grab life back in her. She was all blue faced,veins out, had a little blood from her nose and her teeth were so tight together that her mouth wouldnt open. Her toes were curled and she sat there dead until she was found when everybody got to her house. I was told I couldnt touch my daughter in case there was any lethal powder still on her. I ask for gloves and glove up cause Ill be damned if Im not going to help my daughter One last time or hug her and let her know I Love her.
Now my daughter didnt want to die. She had told me that many times, but now Im starting to wonder if she did or if this was just a huge life mistake by chasing the dragons tail and she took a bad dose or went back to what she used to do with just a little less and it was still too much and the dragon won. Youve been successful in breaking me right now. You tried to beak me years ago and I got my daughter away from you. I want you to know this out West, that if I EVER see you or your offspring, we will have a one way conversation and youll be escorted away and I know youll troll me to see this now that Ive made it public.
Well, I kept my word and spread the bag out and carefully placed her in it to say goodbye to her so they can find out what it was that she took. I zipped her up in her body bag and helped them carefully place her on the cot.
Please, I BEG YOU... if you know someone close to you on Heroin or recovering from Heroin, take it from me, do not, I repeat DO NOT let someone tell you how to handle a situation, especially if it is your own child and do what your gut tells you 100% of the time. Ive let my guard down by being a little chill lately, but this is gonna change me and Im gonna follow my gut like I always did in he past and nothing will stand in my way. I promise that...
I am heartbroken that my baby girl who I raised since she was 1 1/2 years old with full custody and child support supposed to be paid to my daughter (which never did, JFS is soooo one sided when it comes to child support supposed to be paid to Dads, they truly SUCK at doing the right thing for kids) Well, a few years later Karisten and I met Tanya and Tanya fell in Love with K before I think she did with me LOL and we decided to start a family where Timmy and Brody came along down the road. We did good raising our kids and Tanya even officially adopted Karisten before we moved to California and was listed on her birth certificate since my sperm catcher wanted nothing to do with K, and then allegedly taught her to blow Zannies when they met and she branded my daughter with Gawd awful scratch tattoos. I even just talked to some friends at the Tattoo shop to see about getting those fixed for her. Now see, Zannies are hard to get at times so thats where the H came into play since it was easier to get and cheaper to buy.
I miss my daughter so much and am hurting so much. I know people who have gone through this and have had it worse than we are, but it still effing sucks. Im not looking for pity or trolling for comments. I just want ALL of you to know that no matter who you are or what you do or how perfect you think someone is, that this Heroin shit can come into anybodys life and destroy it. Do not be blind to this. Do not accept anything less than how you want to handle situations. AND DO NOT LET THIS DRUG FOOL YOU!!! Im no expert on this crap, but am pretty intelligent with certain things and I am here for ANYONE who has questions or looking for answers or looking for a scare tactic to help their loved one then please call me or someone like me. I will do it in a heartbeat for those I know and even dont know. Ive done it for other kids and families though out my life and they have been successful, but was blinded by the Dragon with my own daughter.
Please, please, please, wrap your arms around your loved ones and let them know how much you care and love them, because tomorrow is never guaranteed and I urge you all to share this post. Maybe, just maybe, itll help another family.
Rest EasyKaristen Lyn Shermann, I miss you so much, my heart is broken, and I LOVE YOU so very very much. You were my everything where I gave up my future and dreams when you were little to give you the life I thought you should have and your family will always miss you. I will see you again someday on the other side or somewhere from the middle 😭 In the meantime, dont give Papa and Uncle Danny too much shit 😁❤️
I love you Tigger, Rest Easy my sweet baby girl.
Sweet Dreams Tig... see you in the morning with a happy face...
Sad. Father is a marine who runs the local toys for tots drive.
Things are very bad in Ohio.
Well, things are all that bad in Ohio but there are a lot of heroin deaths.
The daughter of a friend on my volleyball team is a heroin addict. Since his ex-wife died last year he is now taking care of the daughters little girl..........
Yes there are, way too many deaths.
NO ONE MADE HER STICK THAT ILLEGAL HEROIN INTO HER VEINS.
While I feel bad for the parents. She and other IDIOTS like her have created this “FAKE OPIOID CRISIS”. That is impacting Intractable Pain Patients who have no cures for their diseases, wounds, damage from car wrecks, that can’t be repaired and leave you in level 10 pain. 24 of our Veterans are committing Suicide daily because the Feds cut off their pain meds.
I’m the parent of a MURDERED CHILD, ambushed and beat to death so some Sociopath could have his jollies to see what it felt like to KILL. He plea bargained a M1 down to a M2. served 12.5 of a 20 yr plea bargained sentence only because I fought the parole board and made him max out his ‘good’ behavior time off.
Jan 1 new STATE OPIOID laws go into effect along with the Fed ones. Won’t stop the government IMPORTED ILLEGAL DRUGS from pouring across our open border, or through the US Mail from China.
I have a under educated APN, not a Doctor, she is refusing to fill the only pain relief I have as old school Valium 20 mg is to much, and is addictive. Strange I’ve had to be off it for tests for 2 weeks with NO WITHDRAWAL or cravings. Just increased PAIN. I’ve had 11 other meds, all had HORRID reactions and ER trips. And are just as addictive as an Opioid. OA drugs RUINED my GASTRO track.
Well Your FIRED as you are useless. Just like I fired the Rheumatologist for ruining my GI track with his FDA approved drugs. BTW those OP drugs you want me to take, and send me to the ER, will kill very slowly and PAINFULLY.
One friend that lost her son in March is now raising his daughter. Poor little girl’s mother is an addict too.
She’s about 10 but she’s pretty messed up with lots of anger issues.
I have another friend, 72 yo raising her GD because her mother is on drugs.
Of course at72 grandma is very worried she will die before her granddaughter is old enough to care for herself.
These stories are so, so sad.
This article was a tipping point for me as too what I knew in my gut "our Lion" PDJT was trying to fix, and it goes all the back to Clinton and NAFTA and Pat Buchanan was right the whole time. Ohio is part of this as well.
It is funny we got the "HOPE" poster in 08' with the picture of he who shale not be discussed, when real hope only comes from the Almighty, he was not G-d.
If we were to do a poster for PDJT it would have the word "Opportunity", as PDJT is speaking to the blue collar guy in Ohio as a wise Retired-Conservative ( and Jewish ) College Professor of mine noted. Let us hope all his efforts help bring OH and so many other Rest Belt Rebellion States out their maelstrom, their are glimmers of it, aka Fracking storage projects and new steel mills for starters...
I have to take 2mg of klonipin every night. I have a prescription for 45 5mg oxicodone that my insurance company won't pay for.
I have a seizure condition and have more seizures if I stop taking klonipin. I also seem to have a missing screw from a previous surgery.
So I give up klonipin and have more seizures or give up pain meds while we figure out what is going on with my back.
Thank God kratom is still legal and takes care of most of the pain.
Trump isn't doing anything to help chronic pain patients with his fake opiate epidemic.
I would ALWAYS be there to bail her out of whatever she got herself into,
I found the problem.
“We did good raising our kids and Tanya even officially adopted Karisten before we moved to California and was listed on her birth certificate since my sperm catcher wanted nothing to do with K, and then allegedly taught her to blow Zannies when they met and she branded my daughter with Gawd awful scratch tattoos”
Um..We did good? Blowing “Zannies” (urban dictionary says Zanax)and getting scratch tats is good parenting? I’m sorry, and certainly not saying anyone deserved this, but it sound like the environment was incredibly permissive.
Sometimes, especially if someone is of age to keep them from wanting to met a birth parent.
“Lord have mercy. 23 years old.”
Was thinking the same thing.
“We did good raising our kids and Tanya even officially adopted Karisten before we moved to California and was listed on her birth certificate since my sperm catcher wanted nothing to do with K, and then allegedly taught her to blow Zannies when they met and she branded my daughter with Gawd awful scratch tattoos
Um..We did good? Blowing Zannies (urban dictionary says Zanax)and getting scratch tats is good parenting? Im sorry, and certainly not saying anyone deserved this, but it sound like the environment was incredibly permissive.
Back in the 80’s and into the 90’s doctors, more so shrinks were writing Rx’s for Xanax like it was Pez. It was nothing to get a bottle of those. Was not till around 2000 they quit because people were becoming so addicted to oxycontin et al.
As for the parenting, yes not every parent makes good choices and often it comes back to bite you in the ass. Even the most well meaning parents make bad decisions. Maybe this family needs to re-think their values for their past decisions have cost them too much.
Goes back farther than President Trump, he’s working off false info and the LSM hype.
Make it a crisis and your city/county/state can ask for more federal funds to fight it.
Seizure med for me is Valium. 11 others have had horrid side effects. Now the feds/states are fear mongering legislating what amount your doctor can script for. Cut it by 85%, you might as well take a M & M for all the good it would do.
TN doesn’t even license Natural-paths. Nor does Medicare/Tricare recognize most alternative treatments. Rehab is restricted to 13 weeks for after surgery recovery even for hip replacement. After 13 weeks of hand rehab I still have a nearly useless dominate hand with a Frozen thumb, and more nerve damage to the wrist, and I’m 9 months from when the surgery was done and still can’t hold an ink pen and write my name. Typing can be done with the left hand or 1 finger of it.
VETS & CIVILIANS FIGHTING BACK https://www.facebook.com/groups/vets.fight.back/
Not to mention the Military experimentation with LSD and other mind wipe drugs. Versed the most commonly used anesthesia is a direct result of those experiments.
They still are. Estranged DIL is Xanax hooked and she uses MMJ on top of it. On Disability, as panic attacks. Only took her 8 months to get it. Took the heart Transplant patient in my SS class 4 yrs. After he had his transplant and was stable he went back to a less physical job.
Where as the Xanax hooked DIL will always be hooked and on disability out of taxpayers pockets.
Thanks, I’m going to do out the link now.
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