Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers for Cherie.
I drove back to San Diego last weekend to see her along with my family. She's been in and out of the hospital because she wouldn't eat, but in some ways she was still the same old Cherie.
Yesterday my parents took her to a specialist. The specialist said she either had a fungal infection or a brain tumor.
We found out today that she tested negative for the fungal infection. She's been so sick and not eating, so we've decided that it's best to let her go rather than hang on and watch her suffer.
It's really hard for me to even type this through my tears. I have so many wonderful memories of Cherie through the 10 years we had her. I just can't believe she won't be there the next time I go back to San Diego.
If I can bring myself to do it, I'm going to do another Thursday Thirteen about her this week just with memories of her. I've been a bit of a mess this last week and a half since she's been sick, so I may not get around to it.
Thanks again to everyone for the thoughts and prayers.