we got home last night a lil after 11 pm. we notice an ambulance and hope it's not our neighbors with the little boy. so we walk up to our a door and notice our neighbor outside and he said that the ambulance was for our neighbor on the other side of us. she is a single mom and has 2 little girls [8 & 2]. so we walk over there and we see a fire truck pull up and then a sheriff. i ask one of the many firemen if she is ok, he said he didn't know. so we stand there a bit longer and then go in because it's really cold. dh walks out a bit later and sees that the fire truck is gone along with the cop and the ambulance is backing out. so he called a mutual friend of hers and ours and asked if she had talked to our neighbor lately. she called me back this morning and we talked and i told her what we saw. she then calls and talks to the neighbor's brother and finds out what happened. she calls me back and let me know that she ODed and that the kids were taken away by CPS. it's sad, and what is even worse is that her husband died from an OD about a year before we moved in. so she is following the same footsteps. and i just feel so bad for the kids, first they lost their dad and now this?? i hope that this will open her eyes and help her realize that the life she is living isn't healthy for her or for her little girls. i don't understand how a mom can not think about he children and their well being. i know it happens...and it happens a lot. i just hope that she wakes up. i don't know if she will be able to get her children back, since she had had CPS called on her a few times before....and i don't think she should until she has her life straightened out.