Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday's Child - The Calls Are Escalating

The following originally ran in April of 2007.

My sister called a different cousin this time. She called this cousin once Sunday evening and then again on Monday evening. The cousin found the calls troubling enough to call me about it, and rightly so.

A bit of background: The last time this cousin heard about Dawn was in February. Dawn had been dizzy and had herself taken to emergency at a hospital on the south side of the city. She ran into some family members there and complained bitterly about all manner of things including how she hadn’t received any estate money from me yet. She’d received notification of my registered letter to her that contained the bank draft, but she hadn't picked it up from the post office yet. It wasn’t a complete lie, just a slick twist on reality to make her look hard done by.

Back to the call. Along with her usual complaints about how everyone hates her, and how her doctor made her this way, she gave the cousin her new address. It’s similar to the address she gave our other cousin, but not exact.

That might be simple confusion due to any substance she might be taking, but it’s hard to say. She told this cousin that she hasn’t been taking any medication. That leaves the way open for pretty much anything else. Because of that, I emailed a long-time friend of hers who might be able to help me get in contact with her caseworker.

I’d had three calls from three different family members in the eight days. The new moon was the previous weeek and its effect on her should have long worn off. It suggested to me that whatever’s wrong has worsened.

There's not much I can do, but I should at least look into it.


Update: I never did hear from the long-time friend. However, my sister called in early December and gave me her new mailing address. It's a PO box, but at least it's an address.


the Bag Lady said...

The Bag Lady remembers this incident.
Glad to hear you did eventually get a proper mailing address for her.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hope wherever she is she's getting some help. A tough situation.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks dfBag Lady. I have no idea where she lives, but she can be contacted.

Thanks, Crabby.

Reb said...

As long as she remember to pay for the PO box and to check it occasionally it doesn't matter where she lives.