My sincere condolences to you all and may you cherish all your wonderful heart felt memories of her.
So sorry you lost such a beautiful child who is now with her God, but along with her family she had the beloved pets that loved her so. Thanks to the hospital for allowing the dogs in for their final time together. The pets are wiser then people give them credit. You all will never forget your last time together. Prayers and tears for you all. God bless this family such a sad time. Dogs can sense the slightest change in health situations . You did the right thing letting them be there to say goodbye. Prayers for all of you.
A family’s two basset hounds refused to leave a dying child’s side after doctor’s informed her parents the devastating news that she wouldn’t survive.
It was really nice, mom Mary Hall of Deluth, Minnesota, told ABC News. It brought us a lot of comfort to have them there. But by the end of the first day, you could see they were stressed out and depressed. Normally, they’re very happy-go-lucky. We knew they could sense there was something wrong.
Nora Hall, 5 months old, died May 2 after suffering a stroke April 6 and spending three weeks in the hospital.
The stroke had affected both sides of her brain, causing severe damage, her mother said. The family dogs, 8-year-old Grumpy and Gracie, fell in love with Nora as soon as she arrived from the hospital, Hall said. Gracie, especially, took on the role as second mother. Whenever Nora would cry, Gracie would run to see what was wrong. She was always, always by Nora and kissing her and making sure she was OK.
As Nora’s days were sadly numbered, Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis asked Mary and John Hall whether they had any final wishes for their daughter. Hall said she is grateful for the hospital honoring the special exception of having Nora, Gracie and Grumpy together one last time.
The family snapped photos of the touching goodbyes and posted them on Facebook