Nurses Help Sneak Dog Into Dying Man’s Hospital Room To Say Final Goodbye
November 14, 2017
A grandfather passed away on Wednesday after battling cancer for years, but not before a team of nurses devised a plan to sneak his beloved dog into the hospital so that he could say a final goodbye.
Ellie Miguel posted photos of her grandfather and his Yorkie in the hospital on Twitter, where they quickly gained attention.
“My grandpa is losing his battle with cancer so the nurses helped my grandma sneak their dog into the hospital to say goodbye,” she wrote.
“My grandpa loved his dog Lil Fee,” Ellie told Yahoo Lifestyle. “She would follow him around everywhere. He would bring her everywhere he could.”
“He spent about a week in the hospital, and my grandma brought pictures of the dog to hang up.
“The nurses always heard my grandma talking about Lil Fee. So they encouraged her and helped her get the dog in. They had my aunt carry the dog in a really big purse,” she says. Ellie said it was very emotional for all the members of the family.
“For the first time that day, he moved his arm in attempts to pet his Lil Fee,” she says. “It was a moment I’ll never forget.”