I have some of you on my Facebook friends list but this is a post you won't see on my timeline because of the sensitivity of it. I'm asking you to be praying for our Noah. I was at work yesterday when a supervisor came to get me for a phone call. When I went out to the lobby, the company VP told me "Your father is on the phone, your son OD'd". I was dumbfounded to say the least thinking 'what are you talking about, dad is dead'. She passed me the phone and I answered it to dead air.... I honestly wondered it it was some kind of a sick prank joke. They managed to take the call off hold and I would hear my husband tell me that Noah had taken 10 of the anti-depressants he was prescribed. Tracy had told me what the plan of action was (activated charcoal) and said I didn't need to leave work (yeah right! like I was focused at that point). The VP told me to leave, a supervisor offered to drive me to the hospital but I said I was ok and took off on the tear (speeding to the hospital once I hit the highway). Noah was given 2 bottles of activated charcoal to drink/gag on. He managed to drink the last of it just before they were going to put an NG tube into his stomach to clean it out. They kept him until late in the evening for observation (because it was a slow release medication). I was home briefly at supper time to get changed and to call mom and a couple other pertinent people. Noah is home with us now and there will be BIG BIG changes coming, starting today. Every single pill in this house (Advil, Tylenol, Gravol, diabetes meds, etc) is going to be put under lock and key. Every household cleaning agent in this house is going to be locked up in a cupboard. There are no disposable razors in our home anymore - Noah figured out how to break them apart and had been using them to cut himself (because we locked up all the knives in the house some time ago). I never dreamed I would have to "baby proof" my home for a 16 year old but it's where we're at and what I feel safest doing right now. The remainder of the anti-depressants were thrown out at the hospital at my request. There isn't a chance on earth that I'm going to give him another one (when the warning all over the top quarter of the website shows increased suicidal tendencies in teenagers with the use of it). I was apprehensive about putting him on them to begin with.... THIS is why. Pray that I can find a GOOD Christian counselor for him - the one he has been seeing only sees him at school and clearly it isn't enough. Pray for guidance for us as a family as we move forward from this.