I have just returned from San Dimas Cummunity Hospital where my daughter Joanna was taken at nine this morning. I could not wake her up, no matter what I tried, and fearing she had taken a drug of some type called 911.
In the emergency room the doctor told me she had consumed alcohol, but would do further tests for drugs.
She was three times the legal limit of being considered under the influence of alcohol.
I have searched our house for empty alcohol containers without finding the proof, so I'm assuming she slipped out of the house sometime in the early hours, because after doing a bed check at one in the morning, she was in her bed asleep this morning.
Cigna Health Care of California has been great, we will have her in treatment within forty-eight hours.
The Los Angeles Times was also very helpful, giving me the day off, with no questions asked.
It's not easy talking about this right now, but I'm sure some good advice and information will come my way because of it.
This situation makes what's happening at the newspaper seem like a cake walk.