CHLOE BELLE

IT'S BEEN A YEAR AND 3 MONTHS SINCE I LOST MY BABY GIRL, CHLOE. WITHOUT THE DOCTORS AND STAFF AT "REACH", WE MAY HAVE HAVE NEVER FOUND OUT ABOUT HER GME, AND THE REASON SHE WAS SO SICK. DR. WOOD WAS GREAT AND VERY CARING, CALLING ME THE NIGHT OF HER MRI AND LETTING ME KNOW HER CONDITION, AND TELLING ME WHAT TO DO FOR HER. UNFORTUNATELY, THE NEXT DAY HER CONDITION WORSENED, AND SHE BEGAN HAVING SEIZURES. WE RUSHED HER BACK TO "REACH" AND YOU IMMEDIATELY TENDED TO HER, GETTING HER STABLE, AND EXPLAINING THAT SHE PROBABLY WOULDN'T GET ANY BETTER. YOU GAVE ME A COUPLE OF OPTIONS, ONE BEING MEDICATION THAT WOULD MAKE HER VERY SICK, OR DOING THE "RIGHT" THING AND LETTING HER GO WITH NO MORE SUFFERING. AFTER HOURS OF PUTTING OFF WHAT I KNEW HAD TO BE DONE, I MADE THAT AWFUL DECISION TO LET HER CROSS THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. I HAD HAD HER SINCE SHE WAS 5 WEEKS OLD, AND I WAS WITH HER AT ALMOST 10 YEARS OLD, WHEN SHE PEACEFULLY LEFT MY WORLD IN MY ARMS. WE (MYSELF, MY HUSBAND, AND MY MOTHER) WERE PUT IN A ROOM BY OURSELVES FOR THAT AWFUL HAPPENING, AND THE STAFF WERE SO INFORMATIVE AND SUPPORTIVE. IT WAS VERY PEACEFUL AND PERSONABLE, EXCEPT FOR ALL MY CRYING. I APPRECIATE ALL YOU DID FOR HER, AND ALL THE PERSONABLE THINGS YOU DID FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. CHLOE WAS MY CHILD, MY WORLD. I HAVEN'T REACHED THE POINT OF GETTING ANOTHER YET, AND DON'T KNOW THAT I WILL AFTER HAVING TO MAKE THE DECISION TO END HER LIFE. I MISS HER JUST AS BAD NOW AS I DID THAT AWFUL DAY. BUT, I KNOW SHE'S BEEN RUNNING AND PLAYING AND BEING HER OLD SELF BEFORE SHE GOT SICK. AND, I KNOW SHE'S WAITING FOR ME.