Sunday, July 27, 2008


Kacie.... what can we say.

This past week has been an emotional week at our house. We got home Monday evening and notice that Kacie, our dog, just wasn't herself. She was way too thin and wasn't eating. We took her to the vet on Tuesday where they took x-rays and then did some blood work to rule out Valley Fever. By Thursday we got the definite news that Kacie had cancer and it had progressed to her lungs. She only had about 10% lung use by this time. The kids took the news pretty hard.

Thursday was our big emotional day. All five kids were crying while I was trying to comfort them all at the same time (not very easy when I only have one lap). It was also very emotional for me. My sister said "and you didn't even like the dog". Well, I did like the dog and grew very attached. We could not have asked for a better dog. She was Korey's best friend.

We did not expect her to live as long as she did. She really didn't eat anything all week. She laid around and slept. She was still drinking water though. The last night (Friday night) she couldn't even lay down, it hurt too bad and she couldn't breathe. She spent a good deal of the night by Tom's side of the bed just watching him. The kids got to say goodbye Saturday morning and then he had to take Kacie to the vet to be put to sleep. We couldn't watch her suffer anymore.

KACIE - WE MISS YOU. You were part of the family. We will never forget you.


prRiggs said...

Ooohh...that picture is a heart breaker. By the way, I hope you don't mind that I'm snooping on your blog; I just found it tonite. :)