A hospital has allowed a pet dog in to say goodbye to her beloved owner. The moment came after Californian Ryan Jessen was hospitalised with a brain hemorrhage which he had initially thought was just a migrane.
Medics were unable to save him and his loved ones were told they should gather to say their final goodbyes. Hospital staff even agreed to let his devoted dog Mollie say goodbye after a special request from his family. They had wanted Mollie to be able to say farewell so that she did not continue to pine for him, not understanding why he was not returning home.
Mr Jessen’s sister Michelle said: “The hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother’s dog in to say goodbye so she would know why her human never came home. If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog.”
Mollie is seen desperately sniffing her dying owner as she is lifted onto his hospital bed. She has her tail between her legs and her ears pinned down in a sign of distress as she tries to get close to him amid tubes and wires.
Ms Jessen said that her brother had thought that he only hag a migraine, but it turned out to be a brain hemorrhage caused by high blood pressure. She also revealed that there was speculation that his frequent consumption of energy drinks may have contributed to his death.
She thanked wellwishers for their support and said that her family would be keeping her brother’s dog following his death. The family have also confirmed that Mr Jessen has become an organ donor and that a 17-year-old boy in California is to get his heart. The teenager’s birthday is on Christmas Day, so he will be getting the ultimate Christmas present from the most tragic of circumstances.