She nearly always (90% of the time) has to go to hospital after a binge. This is because she consumes about 8 bottles of neat Vodka and some other bits a pieces (what ever is to hand) over the period of the binge (3-10 days). This amount of neat spirit damages the body in these areas:
- Kidney for her
- Teeth (making yourself sick a lot)
- The body generally is weakened
However, my partner does suffer from pancreatitis, which is a potential killer and on several occasions she has been in a critical condition. She has other problems to but more about that later.
Whenever she goes to hospital they keep her in for longer than I would expect as I know that if she had taken an anti-sickness pill (to stop her making herself sick) and a Valium (to chill her out) she could wind down from a binge on her own, although it is a bit traumatic.
She suffers hyperventilation due to acute anxiety when she comes off the booze. Valium (Diazepam) is essential to see her through that time. She'll need about 4-5 over 2 days. And the anti-sickness pills are Motilium (but she has others as well - only she can never find them when she needs them).
This time she is in for about 5 days so all in all the binge cost about 12 days. It can be 4 weeks when everything is taken into account. She's just telephoned me from hospital (about3 hours ago) and wanted a chat. Frankly I was and am still too mad and upset to chat and I told her.
The hospital are doing checks (blood tests) for some reason.
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More to come......