Thursday, August 6, 2015
He was in the fetal position and I could not wake him by yelling at him or shaking him. So I called the police and about 20 minutes later an ambulance came. They could not wake him either. It looks like an overdose of alcohol and drugs or both. They just took him away to the emergency room unconscious. I fear he won't make it. Who knows who he is and where he is from or if he has any family. I did not recognize him as a regular homeless man in Macon. There are way, way, way too many people like him in America!
I told the EMTs that if I lived in the suburbs and walked out my back door and found a man unconscious by my car and in the fetal position, I would have freaked out. But having lived in Macon's downtown parish for 11 years and in downtown parishes now for over 30 years, it didn't faze me in the least. I patiently waited 20 minutes outside with him until the ambulance came and prayers were said for him as well as a blessing.
Please say a prayer for him and his family.