Post # 1
ok – so i’ll try not to go into details. basically both of our bachelor/bachelorette parties were last night. the husband of my Maid/Matron of Honor and boyfriend of my Bridesmaid or Best Man threw my husband his while my Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man threw me mine.
well – long story short, my husband – who does NOT drink hard liquor – he’s a beer man – ended up in the hospital last night with alcohol poisoning. we (my BM’s and me) got back to the hotel my Maid/Matron of Honor had for me and the guys were all there and my husband was unresponsive. 🙁
LUCKILY they were smart enough to call an ambulance and didn’t just say “oh well he’ll sleep it off”…of course I was in absolutely NO state to go to the hospital (in fact the EMT said they’d arrest me if i went for the state I was in) as I was totallly wasted myself and beyond hysterical.
my MOH’s husband and Bridesmaid or Best Man calmed me down – I slept it off for 2 hours while Maid/Matron of Honor and BM’s bf took my hubby to the hospital.
so yeah. we’re home now. he’s “good to go” all-be-it beyond mortified at what happened. but I do have to say – we really do have some incredible friends – they all stayed with him / me / us all night long.
but yeah. please guys – PLEASE don’t drink more than you can handle. i know that’s so much easier said than done…and also – if you EVER are in this type of situation – DON’T just say “oh he/she’ll sleep it off”. i can’t tell you how incredibly happy I am that they called the ambulance. they said at the hospital he did stop breathing at one point. 🙁
but again – we’re home – he’s in bed – and i’m sure he will be all day. i NEED to be as i barely got 2 hours of sleep…but yeah. i prolly shouldn’t even post this – but i just want to re-iterate DON’T drink yourself stupid.
Post # 3
No, thank you for posting it! I’m so sorry this happened, but SO glad the people around him were smart and called the ambulance!!! Lots of rest and lots of sports drinks for him–he’ll need to replace fluids and electrolytes. I hope he feels better soon! What can you say? He had a reason to celebrate, and sometimes the more we celebrate, the less we think about whether we should have the next drink or not. Underestimating alcohol’s effect on us happens to all of us, especially if we’re drinking something we don’t usually have, so anyone who’s judging him for it is either a hypocrit or a complete and total… well, you know. 🙂
Post # 4
oh man im so sorry that happened…I am glad you posted this…I had to do the same thing with my roomate in college and they ended up pumping his stomach in the hospital…I always say…better safe then sorry and I was so right…it sounds like you do have some amazing friends…and I think that your future hubby learned a valuable lesson too…im sure he is mortified beyond belief 🙁 BUT…if it makes you feel any better 4 yrs later I give my old roomie a hard time about that night and we laugh about it today…shit happens…
Post # 5
This is my worst nightmare – I have the same wedding date as you, but our parties are the Thursday before the wedding, so we don’t have much time to recover. Thanks for the reminder, and I’m glad your guy is alright.
Post # 6
You will def look back in 10 yrs and laugh – – not that its funny obviously!!!
Like the gas above me have said, I am so sorry this happened. Glad you two are home, your FH is resting and now YOU SHOULD BE, lol
Post # 7
Wow that’s so stresssful! I’m glad it turned out okay.
Post # 8
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Wow – that’s so scary! I’m so glad they decided to call the ambulance…I’ve heard way too many horror stories where everyone thought that the person would just “sleep it off”.
I’m glad to hear he’s okay!
Post # 9
thank you guys. again – part of me was ‘afraid’ to post as it’s a pretty personal thing – but even if i reach just one person who remembers – on ANY night of drinking – if you DON’T drink hard liquor, DON’T drink it! lol.
but yeah. i know, more than anything – when he wakes up, he’ll be embarrased that this all happened. but again – i’m just beyond thankful that he’s ok.
Post # 10
just wanted to update, quickly…it’s been a VERY long day – but all is good. we have the most incredibly and amazing friends who stuck with us every single minute.
i WILL say that the night WAS awesome…the first part, that is – my Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man were incredible in everything they’d set up for me! and I seriously had a blast at my party – for what it was worth. 🙂
And of course – he’s been so apologetic all day that he “ruined my party”…but I couldn’t care less (obviously) – because I’m more happy than anything that he’s OK and it could have been much worse.
But yeah – he slept it off – got all his liquids in him – and has been good for a couple hours now. This will definitely be a “memorable” night if nothing else. 🙂 But it totally shows me – even more – how much he truly means to me and how incredibly blessed and lucky I am to have him in my life.
Post # 11
OMG, glad to hear you both are ok. I work in the liquor industry and I see this all the time. We will not be doing this as we are both older and the next day it really really sucks. The only reason we are even having a hen party is for our friends, LOL, the guys are so looking for an excuse to go to the gogo bars and the girls are to (see the guys).
Post # 12
it’s good for people to learn from others experiences, so thank you. i’m really sorry this happened to you all and i would have been mortified as well. take care of yourselves!
Post # 13
Here’s wishing that incident fills your quota for bad wedding juju, and your day goes of flawlessly!
Post # 14
@tksjewelry – haha the funny thing is – he DOES know better – especially the whole age thing – as he’s 37 years old!
he kept saying “i just felt it’d be rude to say no” and yet ending up in the hospital WASN’T “rude”?…
oh well. again – so thankful it didn’t turn out worse than it had. thank you all for the comments.
Post # 15
I am so sorry you had to go through that!! At least everyone was able to take control of the situation.. I am so glad he is okay!! 🙂
Post # 16
Wow… your post was totally in the back of my mind last night. We went to the Jimmy Buffett concert last night, and one of the guys who came with us ended up so intoxicated that he was essentially unresponsive. Our friend didn’t want the staff to call the paramedics, saying that we could just take him home and let him sleep it off. Now, keep in mind that this guy couldn’t even hold his head up, let alone walk! My fiance and I talked him into letting the paramedics take a look at him. Sure enough, they ended up sending him to the hospital by ambulance. Why? Because when he dropped his head and chin to his chest, he would stop breathing, but he was so intoxicated that his brain’s survival instinct wasn’t working to wake up him. His blood alcohol level at the hospital was 0.212, which means that 1/5 of what was coursing through his veins was alcohol.
I’m so glad that you posted this and that it was in the back of my mind during all of this. I was a little more insistent with my friend from the get-go because of it, so thank you.