They Have To Say Goodbye To Their Baby Girl.. But What The Dog Did Will Make You Cry More..

For Mary and John Hall, life took a cruel turn when their four month-old daughter Nora suffered a huge stroke. Up until that awful moment, the daughter had brought boundless joy to their lives. “She was just a very happy baby,” Mary recalled. “Before we went into the hospital, she’d just start laughing. She was happy all the time.”

In the few short months the family’s 8 year-old basset hounds Grumpy and Gracie had known little Nora, they formed an incredibly strong bond together with her . “Gracie, especially, took on the role as second mother. Whenever Nora would cry, Gracie would run to ascertain what was wrong. She was always, always by Nora and kissing her and ensuring she was okay.”

The stroke severely damaged each side of Nora’s brain. The doctors at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital had the unenviable task of giving her parents the news: there was no hope that Nora would recover or maybe survive. the simplest hospital staff could do was ask the Halls if that they had any final wishes for his or her daughter. “I asked, ‘If you'll allow us to have our dogs, we’d really appreciate that.’ I didn’t want to travel home and have them sniffing around for her and not knowing where she went. They lowered the bed therefore the dogs could lay together with her and Gracie ran up and licked her.”
The hospital normally didn’t allow visits from pets, but during this case they made an exception. As Mary said of Grumpy and Gracie the basset hounds, “It was very nice . It brought us tons of comfort to possess them there. But by the top of the primary day, you'll see they were stressed and depressed. Normally, they’re very happy-go-lucky. We knew they might sense there was something wrong.”

Sadly, the prognosis from the doctors was only too accurate. Nora died just three weeks after being hospitalized. You’ll find the tribute video her family made posted below. We’d like to hear your thoughts within the comments at Facebook. Don’t forget to share this very sad, but very touching story.
       

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