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just a mom

Whitesburg, KY

#23 Jun 8, 2011
When my little girl was in the NICU there was a baby there going threw withdraw and it is the most heart shattering sound you will ever hear, and on top of the poor thing having to go threw that the parents hadnt called or came to see it in over 3 weeks, its just sad I wish I could take ever child that is being abused and give them the love they deserve and a happy home
Just sayin

Brodhead, KY

#24 Jun 9, 2011
LMAO wrote:
In the state of Kentucky an unborn child has no rights, therefore your admittance of illegal drug use had no implications for the child till birth. State and federal clinics such as the Health Department and MCHC are required to report illegal activity to the appropriate authorities, if they failed to do so they would be in jeopardy of losing their funding. The fact of having an addicted child, regardless of where or how those drugs were obtained(even if prescribed by a Doctor), is reason enough for state agencies such as social services to open a case.
Right, I know that the unborn child has no rights, but I had another child so according to my atty DCBS should have came out then, but whatever, I'm doing the right things now and have my kids. So you can kiss my a$$, I know it was my fault for getting on drugs in the first place but once I got preg I couldnt just quit cause I would've lost the baby, so that's why my OB doc put me on a med that was NOT ANY TYPE OF PAIN MED, IT HAD NO PAIN KILLER IN IT! But I just think it's shitty that the courts can take my kids for something that I had a script for, and something that happened 9 months ago, I could understand them taking the baby if I didnt have a child already, how can they say that I cant leave the hospital with my new born, but I can go home and take care of the other kid????
LMAO

Winchester, KY

#25 Jun 9, 2011
Another day, another dollar and another drug addict who blames everybody and everything but themselves...be thankful and grateful that you were able to get your life and children back. I hope that you stay clean and live a long and happy life. Statistically most don't...hope you're the exception, you're children deserve a good home and drug-free parents.

God Bless
Joey

Westerville, OH

#26 Jun 10, 2011
LMAO wrote:
Another day, another dollar and another drug addict who blames everybody and everything but themselves...be thankful and grateful that you were able to get your life and children back. I hope that you stay clean and live a long and happy life. Statistically most don't...hope you're the exception, you're children deserve a good home and drug-free parents.
God Bless
very, very well said!
Just sayin

Manchester, KY

#27 Jun 10, 2011
Look I dont know why your saying that I'm blaming everyone but myself, cause honey I know good and well how I got myself into that shape, and I never once said someone made me do drugs the 1st time. But I know that like 93% of addicts relapse, but I still go to "talk" to my shrink, and I have a NA sponsor, and work the NA steps, and still go to NA meetings 2 times a week if not more, and no I'm not court ordered to do this or social services didn't make me do it, I just do cause I dont want to ever live that life style ever again so I'm doing all that I can to make sure I dont. My kids are great kids I love them more than any thing in this world, and when I was on drugs I wasn't just hurting myself I was hurting them as well, and they didnt deserve that, but I'm giving them all that I can now, I know I cant make up for lost time but thankfully they was so little they dont remember the time away from me, But I do love them so much, and now I'm a good mother I've came a long way, I've learned a lot about myself, and what my 'triggers' are so I just try to stay away from the ppl, places, and things that made me think about drugs. But let's just hope and pray that I dont ever go bk down that lonely road.
MyOwnShoes

Haddon Heights, NJ

#28 Jul 6, 2011
well wrote:
They have something u can take while ur pregnant to get u off drugs.. and it isnt as hurtfull to the bwby... SO THEREs NOO reason to do this to a baby that has no controll on wat its gettin
Yes. There is medication. I went through this with my child, and I am now 121 days sober. I went on that medication, and detoxed safely. I relapsed at 30 weeks. Right after my relapse, I started calling rehabs and doctors, and before slamming their doors in my face (30 weeks pregnant means TOO LATE and a LIABILITY!!!), they suggested to keep using and try to cut down gradually as withdrawl inutero is a lot more harmful and uncontrollable than after birth.

All of you are pointing fingers saying we're all lowlifes, and trust me, I understand why. I still deal with the guilt and depression of what I've done, and I cry almost every day. You really don't know that kind of chaos a drug dependent mother goes through. The panic and anxiety alone is enough to jump off a bridge.

In the NICU, I watched OBVIOUSLY DOPESICK MOTHERS TAKE THEIR CHILDREN HOME because their child wasn't showing withdrawl symptoms within 48 hours....this is because they were using so much. My son showed symptoms the second day into his life, and I told the doctors the whole truth.

The state is involved with my family now, but we still have custoday because they believe that we WANT our recovery and we WANT to be given a second chance to love our child. You have no idea how hard it is to have that memory constantly at the forefront of your mind, just ready to pop out at any given time. I'm severely depressed, but I don't let that get in the way of my love for my son.

As for the whole "they look limp, grey, screaming, etc" after their born, my child was monitored for his heart rate and his breathing. THAT WAS IT. He was given a mild sedative and morphine to wean from the oxycodone, and guess what...HE WAS NOT IN PAIN. Yes, he did have to suffer for about 2 hours or so, and it wasn't pretty, but he made it.

I didn't want this to happen, but when you're an addict, and you don't believe you're an addict....staying sober WITHOUT a program will kill you. That was my mistake. Trust me, it wasn't like I went out and bought $200 worth of pills...I relapsed on 1/2 a 7.5 percaset, and continued to take them for 6 days. I stopped, and started feeling withdrawl symptoms, and that's when I did my research.

So, before you start shaking your heads, remember there are CIRCUMSTANCES TO EVERY EVENT. I understand there are mothers out there who may not have had the courage to immediately find treatment, but I was not one of them. I also head a 40-60 hour job the entire time I was pregnant, held a 3.6 GPA, and kept on top of my priorities...but I had no options as far as getting treatment for my most important priority.

Just a side note, the medication you're referring to, costs between $65-150 an appointment which you have to attend every 2 weeks, and if you don't have insurance to cover your meds...you're looking at between $150-$500 JUST TO FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION. So, trust me, it's not as easy as you think it may be.
how sad

Whitesburg, KY

#29 Jul 21, 2011
Just sayin wrote:
Im just letting all of you know...... I was once addicted to drugs (pain meds) With my 1st child I had just got out of rehab and like with in 3 weeks I found out I was preg, so I was clean my whole preg, but when my child was 3yrs old I relapsed and I got preg (by the same guy) As soon as I found out I tried to quit drugs by myself at home the hard way, and on day 3 I was in the ER and almost lost the baby and the ER doctor told me NOT to quit all at once just slow down until I got to MCHC to see Dr.Baker, well that Monday I went to MCHC and Dr.Baker wouldn't see me and I had to see Crystal (his PA) and she said I would have to make an apt to see Baker and that'd take up to 2 weeks that I didnt have and the baby didnt have 2 weeks. So I ask Crystal what I could do and she told me to call around to some rehabs and detox's, which I did but if you are preg no rehab will take you and no detox will take you, there is one long term rehab in east KY that is just for preg women and the waiting list was huge and it'd be months before I could get in So I then found a different OB doc that let me come in that same day (Tuesday) and they checked my vitals and they was off the charts cause I was in withdraws, they done a ultrasound and the babies heart rate was super high and they put me on a med that would make with withdraws go away and be ok on the baby, but however when the baby is born it could go in DT's or it may not, but if it did, they told me to rest easy cause they'd treat the baby and the baby wouldn't feel the pain of the DT's. Hospitals in whitesburg use a sez med for the babies born addicted but the hospital I went to used something diff. But when my baby was born, he weighed 7 pounds even and was early, and he did have to be treated for DT's but you couldn't tell he was sick, he was in NO pain, he ate good and every thing. BUT here is the bad part..... Where I had went to MCHC and told them I was on drugs they put it in my chart and called social services, so when I was in the hospital just had my baby in walks a social worker and told me I wasnt allowed to leave the hospital alone with my baby once we discharged, and then we had court, and they pulled my medical records from both doctors and cause I had admitted I took drugs while preg and my child had to be treated for withdraw's from a med that my OB doctor gave me, they took both of my kids, it took me over a yr to get custody back of my kids, and I never failed a drug test or nothing. So girls if u are preg and on drugs DO NOT ever tell any one at MCHC you may think you are just trying to get help, but really it will screw ur life up
That's truly sad you went to them for help and instead they pass you off to the authorities as a criminal. No one is perfect and we all struggle with something. At least you tried to do the right thing and when no one will help you, what can you do? Any doctor will tell you that cold turkey detox is dangerous, you can die from a seizure or heart attack. MCHC is a SHIT clinic. I've never seen such a sad bunch of "healthcare providers". They couldn't give 2 shits about anything except their money.
foster mom

Paducah, KY

#30 Nov 1, 2011
LMAO wrote:
In the state of Kentucky an unborn child has no rights, therefore your admittance of illegal drug use had no implications for the child till birth. State and federal clinics such as the Health Department and MCHC are required to report illegal activity to the appropriate authorities, if they failed to do so they would be in jeopardy of losing their funding. The fact of having an addicted child, regardless of where or how those drugs were obtained(even if prescribed by a Doctor), is reason enough for state agencies such as social services to open a case.
Hello I am a foster parent in the state of Ky I just got a placement of a baby boy on Oct 7.. the birthmother and baby both tested positive for cocaine..I have been told there is nothing the state can do to press charges on the mother for child endagerment, is this true or do you know of something or somebody who I can contact to report this? The birthmom has a history of drug use and they are still wanting to put this sweet baby back in her care.. I am just sick to my stomach about it
juss saying

Whitesburg, KY

#31 Nov 2, 2011
I really think that not only should they take the kids from these parents....But they really do need to check out some of these foster parents to i my self no some that dont need these children foster parents need drug test also and when they place teens in there homes they need to keep a closer check on them an see what some foster parents are allowing them to do.not all foster parents but some are no good...
amazed

United States

#32 Mar 21, 2012
i'm bothered by some of you ad how you are judging coherent people without knowing what was going on in their life and how many of you say your God loving people for real well dose God tell you to Jude others or dose he say their I only on true judge? I myself had a very bad time in my life where I turned to drugs to numb myself and went to the dr. Well only to in out I was going to have a baby I used only twice while pregnant but people you for get the drugs stay in your system so even if you give up the drug use their still their, I found out there were issues with my pregnancy and my daughter was born and she had gastritis and Sergey and I was honest with my dr.s Id got denied for an apartment type house where you could be close to my baby durring her stay in the nicu, but that did not stop me I was their 24/7 with my daughter only time I was not was the 2 hours you could not be in their, while my stay I seen baby's born with not one time did either parent go to bond with their baby. Now parents who choose to continue to use action should be taken but some of us don't deserve all the nasty mean hateful words, try walking a day in my shoes still clean and sober now for the past 4 years.
blushing

Richmond, KY

#33 Mar 21, 2012
MyOwnShoes wrote:
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Yes. There is medication. I went through this with my child, and I am now 121 days sober. I went on that medication, and detoxed safely. I relapsed at 30 weeks. Right after my relapse, I started calling rehabs and doctors, and before slamming their doors in my face (30 weeks pregnant means TOO LATE and a LIABILITY!!!), they suggested to keep using and try to cut down gradually as withdrawl inutero is a lot more harmful and uncontrollable than after birth.
All of you are pointing fingers saying we're all lowlifes, and trust me, I understand why. I still deal with the guilt and depression of what I've done, and I cry almost every day. You really don't know that kind of chaos a drug dependent mother goes through. The panic and anxiety alone is enough to jump off a bridge.
In the NICU, I watched OBVIOUSLY DOPESICK MOTHERS TAKE THEIR CHILDREN HOME because their child wasn't showing withdrawl symptoms within 48 hours....this is because they were using so much. My son showed symptoms the second day into his life, and I told the doctors the whole truth.
The state is involved with my family now, but we still have custoday because they believe that we WANT our recovery and we WANT to be given a second chance to love our child. You have no idea how hard it is to have that memory constantly at the forefront of your mind, just ready to pop out at any given time. I'm severely depressed, but I don't let that get in the way of my love for my son.
As for the whole "they look limp, grey, screaming, etc" after their born, my child was monitored for his heart rate and his breathing. THAT WAS IT. He was given a mild sedative and morphine to wean from the oxycodone, and guess what...HE WAS NOT IN PAIN. Yes, he did have to suffer for about 2 hours or so, and it wasn't pretty, but he made it.
I didn't want this to happen, but when you're an addict, and you don't believe you're an addict....staying sober WITHOUT a program will kill you. That was my mistake. Trust me, it wasn't like I went out and bought $200 worth of pills...I relapsed on 1/2 a 7.5 percaset, and continued to take them for 6 days. I stopped, and started feeling withdrawl symptoms, and that's when I did my research.
So, before you start shaking your heads, remember there are CIRCUMSTANCES TO EVERY EVENT. I understand there are mothers out there who may not have had the courage to immediately find treatment, but I was not one of them. I also head a 40-60 hour job the entire time I was pregnant, held a 3.6 GPA, and kept on top of my priorities...but I had no options as far as getting treatment for my most important priority.
Just a side note, the medication you're referring to, costs between $65-150 an appointment which you have to attend every 2 weeks, and if you don't have insurance to cover your meds...you're looking at between $150-$500 JUST TO FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION. So, trust me, it's not as easy as you think it may be.
sp you are not clean you just switched dope to keep from getting in trouble. when you go to bed tonight thank the lord i am not a judge or you would have been hanged and buried long enough for moss to be growing over your grave.
blushing

Richmond, KY

#34 Mar 21, 2012
amazed wrote:
i'm bothered by some of you ad how you are judging coherent people without knowing what was going on in their life and how many of you say your God loving people for real well dose God tell you to Jude others or dose he say their I only on true judge? I myself had a very bad time in my life where I turned to drugs to numb myself and went to the dr. Well only to in out I was going to have a baby I used only twice while pregnant but people you for get the drugs stay in your system so even if you give up the drug use their still their, I found out there were issues with my pregnancy and my daughter was born and she had gastritis and Sergey and I was honest with my dr.s Id got denied for an apartment type house where you could be close to my baby durring her stay in the nicu, but that did not stop me I was their 24/7 with my daughter only time I was not was the 2 hours you could not be in their, while my stay I seen baby's born with not one time did either parent go to bond with their baby. Now parents who choose to continue to use action should be taken but some of us don't deserve all the nasty mean hateful words, try walking a day in my shoes still clean and sober now for the past 4 years.
quit tring to make people feel sorry for you. you will get no symopathey from me you crack head

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