For those who know the story of me getting information about my family this will make sense. I will not precursor every other statement I type with Apparently and alleged. Please, however assume it in all things I type as I have no validation or verification on anything.
My sister's AIM logged on today. Here is the short form of what I got:
Last Tuesday, my sister tried to commit suicide. She took an overdose of a medication she is on called Prednisone. This is a steroid that was persctibed to her. I was informed that there was a suicide note that suggested, "...She wanted to be happy and that would only happen with being with her father..." My father passed in January.
I am told that she is currently in an ICU in UPMC in a coma. A close friend of hers is looking over my niece, her daughter.
At this point I have little information beyond that.
This is the conversation I have had today... It's all I know. Tomorrow, I get to call the Funeral Home and give them this information as I have it.
Note, I've taken out personal information for those who don't know the people involved. Anything cleaned has been italicized.
You now know everything I do...
Me: Hello, is this you? And if not, please do not log off.
sAIM: No, this is friend
Me: This is her Brother. I would like information on her being in the hospital, please.
sAIM: She is sick, she took a bad turn by overdosing on her medication
Me: She Overdoes on medication? When did this happen? What kind?
sAIM: Prednisone, and almost a week now
Me: Can you give me information on the hospital?
sAIM: I can have your mother tell you in an hour
Me: :-/ I am estranged from our Mother. I haven't spoken to her in over a year.
sAIM: Well, I do not know much more. All I can tell you is that she is not doing 100%
Me: I may not be online in an hour but she can email me any information at: email
sAIM: She is not expected to do any better than how she is already
sAIM: She tried to commit suicide is all I know
Me: And how is she? Is she in intensive care?
sAIM: she is in intensive care and in a coma
Me: Christ. I'm assuming you're a close friend?
sAIM: I met her on a site I used to work for
sAIM: We are pretty close, yes.
Me: I feel badly that this has all come down on you in the middle of it.
Me: When did this occur?
sAIM: That is ok, I love her anyway. She has been there for me a lot.
sAIM: When did what occur? Her hospitalization?
Me: the suicide attempt/ the hospitalization.
sAIM: Last week, I think Tuesday night, I'm not sure. Sorry.
Me: that's okay. Any information is better than no information. Do you not have the hospital info, or are you just uncomfortable sharing it with a relative stranger?
sAIM: She is at UPMC, if that helps.
sAIM: She even had a suicide note.
Me: It does. I have a trusted friend that She knows who tends to take care of my family business when I can not be there. I live in L.A. now. Should I ask about the suicide note?
Me: Do you know which UPMC hospital. This is Pgh and UPMC only limits it to about 100 hospitals in the Pgh area
sAIM: She wanted to be happy and that would only happen with being with her father.
sAIM: I will email you, as soon as her mom comes back.
sAIM: Ok, I am sorry.
Me: No, it's better I know than don't know.
sAIM: I am going to take, your neice, her daughter outside before it rains
Me: Thank you.
sAIM: no problem.
Me: I'll keep in contact