Jake found his best friend, brother and soul mate in Micah. We adopted Micah 3 years after adopting Jake. It took me that long to find him the perfect friend. The time they had together was special for all of us. It’s a moment in time that we’ll never have again but lives on in my memory. It’s still hard but every day there are less tears and more smiles as I think back to that time we all had together.
Jake was diagnosed with stage 2 CRF on Oct 3, 2008. We have been taking him to a specialist here in L.A. who is monitoring his condition. Jake goes for a checkup every 3 months. We hope to slow the progression of Jake’s disease with a special diet, medication and daily sub-Q fluids. We’re not sure how much more time Jake has on this earth but we’re going to take advantage of every precious moment we have with him! Jake had a little bit of a tough patch in Feb. but he seems to be pulling out of it and bouncing back to his old self. He’s gone back to eating with his brother and sister and picking on them too. I think the sunny pleasant weather is definitely helping to elevate his energy and mood.
** On Aug. 9, 2009 Jake the original inspiration for Jake & Micah succumbed to his 10 month battle with renal failure. My heart truly broke on that day. However a month later to the day, Jake sent us Micky a new love who has brought sunshine back into our lives again especially mine.