On August 26th, I had to say goodbye to my dearest Modena. Modena, my heart, my soul…….
She was so special because of her character but also because of the strength that has made her become older than was expected. She suffered from a congenital heart defect and would normally not have become older than 2 or 3 years. She has almost lived to become 5 years old.
It is a special story how Modena came to live with me. We drove to the South of Spain, thanks to the sponsors, to collect Dalo who was adopted but wasn’t allowed to fly. So he had to travel by car to his golden basket. When we were driving we received a call from Hilde Leunens, also an ACE/SHIN volunteer, she asked us if we could also take Modena because she would become her foster mama. Because of her heart problem Modena was also not allowed to fly. From the first moment I saw Modena, I was in love. During the trip to Holland the feeling only became stronger. Nevertheless, I handed her over to her sweet foster mama , but I couldn’t get her out of my mind. After a few weeks she definitely came to live with me.
I have enjoyed her so much, she was so sweet and friendly, cheerful and soft. And so very brave with her heart that was drumming like a diesel motor. Unfortunately, 2 weeks ago, her heart started to give up. She suffered from a lot of fluids in her tummy and between her lungs. During the first few days the medication helped but last week it became obvious that it was going to end. We have tried different medication but it didn’t help. I then had to decide to spare her from real suffering.
It hurts, but I know she is in heaven with her little ones and I will never forget her. She has always been my angel and now she really is. My star in the sky.
Good bye, sweet girl………