Dr. Bocknek had been monitoring him for several weeks as he declined, and agreed that it was time let Jake go. And so, with a gesture that was so incredibly thoughtful, and respectful, Dr. B and Cass, came to our house, where Jake and I were able to sit on the couch, while Jake laid in my arms, and they put my sweet boy into a very peaceful sleep.
As I said goodbye, Dr. B said the best thing that he could have said to me. I kissed Jake and told him he was the best thing to ever happen to me. Dr. B looked up at me and said “You were the best thing to ever happen to him.”
So, as you can tell, I credit this absolutely wonderful facility and staff for supporting, and loving Jake and I for the best 16 years of my life. Not only did they keep Jake happy and healthy, they helped Jake’s “mommy” experience a very special kind of love, one that will never be matched. With all my heart. Thank you.
Kelli M. Collins
This post originally appeared in The Auroran, Letters to the Editor. June 19, 2014. http://www.newspapers-online.com/auroran/?wpfb_dl=627