Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Finding Out That Jack-Jack has Cancer
It was July 1st and my mom had taken Jack to the vet. He hadn't been eating and was getting unusually skinny. Expecting a bad tooth I wasn't worried at all. Then my mom came home missing one thing, Jack. She told me that they were doing some tests on him. She talked about how he could either have heart worm or lymphoma and that he could die. She said that the vet would call her when they found out what was wrong with Jack. You couldn't imagine how waiting for that call was. Knowing he could die was devastating. Suddenly, the sound of my mom's phone going off broke the silence of the room. "Kidnap the Santa Claus" from Nightmare Before Christmas. My heart sank. When my mom ended the phone call she looked at me with tears in her eyes. She told me he had lymphoma. HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?? He's a beloved family pet! He's my "baby"! My mom and I cried for a while in our house entryway. We went to the vet and waited at the counter for Jack. I couldn't stop crying. I couldn't breath! Finally, the arrival of Jack through the hallway put a smile on my face. On the way home Jack sat in the back of the car with me. My mom tried to cheer me up by telling me that Jack was happy to see me but I still couldn't stop crying. I kept thinking to myself, how can I live without him? We have 2 other dogs, Buster and Trinity. They were happy to see Jack. Then I realized how close they were. They were a family, they're own little pack. How were they going to respond when it was Jack's time. Are they going to get depressed? I was in for A LOT of crying.