Now For The Hard Part - Pacey - Part 5

He suggested that I go home the next day.  He would call me with daily updates and would tell me when to come back. Part of the reason they needed to keep her was they had her on some IV antibiotics that were real strong. I did not sleep that night, I went home the next day and was very lonely and sad. Finally on Thursday he told me that I could come get her, Which I did. I was so happy to see her and she was happy to see me. The doctor said that her stitches would need to stay in about 10 days, and for those 10 days no running, playing, jumping, basically just bed rest. That was really hard because she felt really good and really wanted to go outside.

Johnny and Pacey

Johnny and Pacey

Then that one phone call comes that changes everything. About a week later Dr. O’Donnell calls me and says that they had sent the growth and what they had taken out of her liver to be analyzed.  It really wasn't good news. Please work with me here because I don't want to get into all of the detailed diagnosis. Sometimes I think we live to the label.  And Pacey’s label is a great, smart, healthy, best friend, God's creation, and Mattie’s sister. So we went to see the local vet and got the stitches removed which went perfectly. I wanted to do that as soon as possible so she could run and play and go outside again.

We went this past Wednesday back to Austin to see Dr. Locke to have a little treatment. Dr. Locke was really nice and let me ask all my questions which I had a lot of them. I couldn't keep from crying through some of them. At the end she gave me a hug. I don't even remember the last time I've had a genuine hug and I really needed one.

Pacey and Mattie

Pacey and Mattie

Now we have to do the thing that is so hard. Just take one day at a time. As I said in the beginning, I've been taking a photo of Pacey and journaling about her every day since all of this started. I never looked at it this way before but it really is a 12 year long relationship and when you're by yourself it's really hard when your friend is not feeling 100% and you can't do anything to help them. I may move my daily photo and journal over here to LOW. I just haven't decided yet.

Pacey

Pacey

Earlier I gave you details about what was going on in my life when I lost Katy. I was dating Littleone, stadium business, and Legal Shield business, etc. Here's why those little details were important. I have ........

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