Dogs in hospitals are becoming increasingly popular. It’s not like the dogs can just walk in and take up residence. However, in rare situations, they are permitted to see their owners.
Nursing homes also allow some dogs to enter and interact with patients. It’s a form of therapy, and it helps people.
Last month, Giovanni, 73, was out walking his dog, Nancy, when he had a heart attack. The paramedics attempted to resuscitate him, but Giovanni went into a coma at the hospital. Nancy stood by helpless. Giovanni’s condition was not improving. He was in the ICU.
However, Giovanni was not alone, his daughter Deborah was also there. Deborah soon learned that the hospital would allow pets to come visit. So, Nancy was brought in to see Giovanni.
Nancy was put on the bed near Giovanni – she kissed him. To everyone’s surprise, he responded to her!
Deborah said that his expression changed and it seemed like he wanted to cry. As if this is what he wanted to do before he left this earth – he wanted to say goodbye to his beloved dog.
Giovanni seemed to be at ease after her visit. Doctors do not think he will ever wake up from his coma. He will be transferred to a long-term care facility soon.