Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Loss of a Son to Oxycontin

The Loss of a Son to Oxycontin

I lost my wonderful baby boy Sept. 16,2005 at the young age of 24 to Oxycoton. I am in intense and overwelming grief. And guilt for not understanding that "hitting bottom" means death. I thought once he hit bottom, he would realize that he needed rehab. I want my Austin back! Oxycoton killed a intellegent, sweet, handsome, wonderful 6'3". 270 lb. gentle giant of a boy that had everything going for him. My mind can't comprehend the finality of death.


Anonymous said...

Loss is never easy to deal with. And the loss of a child... I can't even begin to imagine. We never know why God chooses to call our loved ones home and leaves us to mourn their loss. Just know that each day it gets a little bit easier. It never goes away... it just gets a little easier. My prayers are with you. May you find peace.

Lesli...Austin's Mom said...

Thank you for your sweet words. I appreciate your kindness.

Austin Barthen
2/26/81 - 9/16/05