Hospital allows dog to say good-bye to her human

Hospital allows dog to say good-bye to her human

Recently, a hospital allowed a dog named “Mollie,” to enter the building to say good-bye to her dying human. The touching, albeit heartbreaking, visit was posted on social media on December 1, and subsequently shared by thousands of Facebook users.

The Facebook post, made by Michelle Jessen, explains:

The hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother’s dog in to “say goodbye” so she’d know why her human never came home. If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog.

The sad good-bye took place after 33-year-old Ryan Jessen was admitted to the hospital with a ventricular brain hemorrhage…according to Jessen’s sister, he though that he had a horrible migraine, not something which would prove to be fatal.

Michelle thanked those who have reached out with words of sympathy – she wrote, “We are sincerely touched and humbled by others’ stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people.”

Jessen has a word of assurance for those who are concerned about Mollie’s fate – she wrote, “Don’t worry about the dog! We’re keeping her!!! She’s part of the family.”

Rideout Memorial Hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother's dog in to "say goodbye" so she'd know why her human never came home. If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog. (So many people have asked – He thought he had a migraine, but it was a ventricular brain hemorrhage. They think it was brought on by high blood pressure, and there's speculation that his frequent consumption of energy drinks may have contributed. THANK YOU to everybody for the outpouring of support, but I won't be responding anymore. We are sincerely touched and humbled by others' stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people. Don't worry about the dog! We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family.)

Posted by Michelle Jessen Gold on Thursday, December 1, 2016

15 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    I wish we could have been able to do this for my Dad when he was dying in hospital.

    His 2 dogs searched for him for over a year & would sit on “his” space on the sofa “waiting for him”……

    We now have them (& they are VERY loved & treasured members of our family). But I think they should have been able to see my Dad & “say goodbye”….. they would have understood that he wasn’t coming home again…..

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  2. Star Shelley says:

    My lord, what a beautiful thing the hospital did for this young man. May he finds peace. Sending love and prayers to Mollie. Thank this family for keeping her, most families just take them to kill shelters because they do not want to be bothered. What a relief.

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  3. Patty says:

    I am so sorry for your loss … I lost my sister December 2015 … God bless you and your family for keeping the dog in your family that she knows ….

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  4. susispot says:

    This is the kind of family that loves the son, loves the son’s dog. They know keeping the dog safe and loving him is what would have given their son comfort in his last moments.

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  5. Marsha Squibb says:

    Thank you to the hospital who allowed this,(Ryan knew she was there) my sincere condolences to Ryan’s family,thank you for keeping Mollie

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  6. Jacky Coiro says:

    So very sorry for your loss, may Ryan Rest in Everlasting Peace and many years of love with his sweet Mollie, You and Your Family

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  7. shirley mason says:

    That was very nice of the hospital to allow his four legged companion to see him snd say thrir good byes. May God help your family through this very difficult time.

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  8. Audra m. Lacey-ehrlich says:

    May the angels watch over you,your brother and mollie , thank you for sharing such a hard time in your life .your a true animal lover and sister to your brother I’m sure he knew she was there and he would have wanted it O know I would .

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  9. shyla says:

    That’s so sad to say bye to his owner in hospital I’m so sorry for the family poor thing it hard when your family pass away specially the poor dog saying her byes to her owner tell her I m sorry about that

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