QUICKIE:
seeing the name on the 1st class honours list... and that name belonged to me... i thought i'm truly blessed

to kill her


four hours of sleep and sore muscles from carrying the weight of a intoxicated friend but i'm not complaining.
five years of being occasionally surrounded by drunken people but never was i this terrified.
seven years of being a social drinker but never once have i thought that there were worst consequences to a drunken night than the spinning effect of vertigo, the pain of throwing up and the bad hangover the next day.

a friend was close to death last night.
she was at one time puking ceaselessly, foaming in her mouth and was later going through ataxia before being completely stupor.
but the puking didnt stop and she was shivering from being so cold.
it didnt look right, she was very pale.
worried and not being able to handle the situation anymore, theresa's dad was called for help.

help came about 2 a.m in the form of 'dad' and a bottle of axe oil.
my friend was overdosed and was suffering from alcohol poisoning.
we were instructed to rub axe oil on her chest, her back, the outer part of her ears, her nostrils and even in her mouth.
a glass of ice cold water to be finished later on.
the alcohol had to come out and that was the only way.
she was in pain and so were we from watching.
she puked some more and in the midst of it... her nose bled.
the loss of bodily function began, her weak heart was slowing down.
i was aghast.

bt dad was determined and we were not ready to lose a friend... nt just yet.
we rubbed, we massaged, we focus on the need for her to drink ice cold water repeatively.
and each time, she puked more.
the alcohol that was attacking her entire body system was coming out but slowly.

by 4 a.m, with probably about 4% of alcohol left in her body
we were still not in our beds sleeping...
bt rather very wide awake as the worrying kept us so.
my friend was still puking bt she was better.
her colour was back, her eyes were not bloodshot and she was more aware of the surroundings.
she was saved and thank god, dad n the bottle of axe oil for that

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it's 12 am now and 11 hours ago i almost lost a friend.
was it worth it?
is a few sips of tequila worth it?
to go through all the pain and the suffering...
to have that fear of death...
my friend was never a drinker and will probably never be one.
intoxication was never cool and certainly not when your level of alcohol tolerance is low.
a hard life lesson taught if you're asking me.
alcohol should never be taken so trivial, nt anymore after an incident like this.


it's funny, sam once told me a joke about a man who tried murdering his wife
and in all his plots and schemes, he finally gave her tequila and the wife died.
reason for it was how similar tequila sounded like to kill her...
and to kill her it certainly almost did to my friend.

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tINg` said...

geez that's scary......

phyl said...

yup... bt everythin is ok now. thank god 4 dat!

Samantha said...

it's not just tequila right? usually tequila shots r pure. those he gave her r mixed. egg shell skull rule!

phyl said...

according to janice, it was tequila mixed wif sprite d 1st cup den tequila on the rocks d next. yup u find the victim s u find her.

fivesilver said...

Selamat pagi.
I gave myself tequila-poisoning many years ago - ended up in hospital.
Hope your friend's ok. I always think it's a pity we can't learn the lessons of our mistakes without making the mistakes, but it's good that you shared this - might save someone else going through the same experience.

phyl said...

selamat malam. lol.
yeah... alcohol shudnt b taken so lightly anymo. my fren's alright now. thank god 4 dat. yeah... no one shud go thru such an xperience so it's only right to blog about it.

phyl said...

selamat malam. lol.
yeah... alcohol shudnt b taken so lightly anymo. my fren's alright now. thank god 4 dat. yeah... no one shud go thru such an xperience so it's only right to blog about it.

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