In loving memory of our Nacho who we love so much. Nacho~ there are no words to express my love for you. I miss you, I love you, you are my everything, my rock and my loyal best friend. I can't wait to see you soon.
I had Nacho since middle school. She was my first dog. I can still remember her little puppy nose and I can also remember her as she was so weak- until she left out of my life forever. It feels like my heart has been sliced and diced since her loss but I feel that it was time for Nacho to go to heaven where she awaits me to come home to our final resting place.
In January of 2009, I could tell that Nacho was not feeling well. The Vet in California at the time treated Nacho's situation as IBD and Nacho was put on Prednisone. In February, Nacho and I moved up to Colorado Springs to join Jim before he left for Afghanistan and it was then I started to notice that Nacho's bad days were outnumbering the good days. I guess in my heart I knew God wanted her, but I wanted to keep her with me as long as I can, even at her expense as I was selfish.
I really thought she was immortal and the one unrealistic wish of mine was to all go up to heaven at the same time. Little did I know, God had a different plan.
Because Nacho's health was decreasing steadily, the vet in Colorado pushed for a biopsy to find out if she had indeed cancer or IBD. Her blood work was within normal ranges and the vet had pushed for the biopsy sooo much, we decided that it was in Nacho's best interest to find out what was wrong with her.
On Tuesday, 10 March 2009, my gut feeling was not to take Nacho in for a surgery, but I also knew she was not in the best health and I needed to know what was wrong with her so that Nacho can be treated properly. The vet told us that the surgery was a success and that Nacho should be better within a few days but Nacho was becoming lethargic and weak. As days went by, she was losing the will to live. Nacho was immediately hospitalized and placed in ICU. Though the vet had high hopes, Nacho was getting worse and worse. I prayed to God like I'd never prayed before for Nacho's miraculous recovery, but it seems as if he had forsaken us and forgot about us.
On Monday morning, 16 March 2009, Nacho passed away from complications of her surgery. Nacho's little body was too weak to recover before she can be treated for IBD. In my heart I feel that she had a stroke from the way she was acting. Nacho is no longer in pain for suffering and I think instead of God listening to my prayers to save Nacho for me, granted Nacho her prayer to go to heaven because Nacho couldn't deal with her pain any longer. We loved Nacho so much and forever she will be in our hearts.
Nacho died 3-16-09- as John 3:16 in the Bible states "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
We love you Nacho. Forever you will be with us and we will see you soon.