I stop home to pick up suitcases and take Yoda to her godparents house. But there is no time.

I get back to the car and she says, "people keep calling you."

"People" at the hospital.

The ambulance is on it's way. I drop her at he neighbors house - thank god for them - and rush back to the hospital. He asks me to follow the ambulance - but I can't, I need to say goodbye to Yoda, to make sure she is OK before we leave. He tells me to go, to hurry - but be safe.

Then he says - not once, but three times to open a Christmas present when I get home, "Please," he says. "you will love it."

My tears just keep falling and I kiss him again and tell him it will all be OK. He is heading to Mayo.