Heartbroken Dog Goes To The Hospital To Say Goodbye To Her Dying Daddy…

The family of 33 year old Ryan Jessen knew he did not have much longer to live and decided to bring his best companion Mollie the dog to come and say her final goodbyes.

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Jenssen from California had experienced a ventricular brain haemorrhage and was on a ventilator for the past month at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville. He was showing no signs of recovery and it was clear he would not make it. He was slowly dying and the family wanted to make sure the dog had a chance to say goodbye.

Ryan’s sister, Michelle, 32, explains that he had come across Mollie as a flea-ridden puppy about six years ago while passing through a cemetery near the home of his parents in Sutter, California. Ryan adopted the abandoned stray and nursed him back to health. The two formed an instant bond. Ryan and Mollie has such a special bond and the family were concerned that Mollie would not understand why Ryan had not come home and wanted to give her a chance to see Ryan one last time.

“Just realizing that my brother is not going to wake up, it was obviously upsetting,” Michelle told reporters “We wanted the dog to have closure. We wanted to make sure she understood.” “(Ryan) was a very sweet person, and we’re all dog lovers,” she added “Mollie’s reaction normally would’ve been to run up and jump on him and be super excited, and she was very hesitant the way she reacted to him (at the hospital).”

Michelle shared a video of the heart wrenching hospital visit on Facebook so that family and friends could see. The response to the story was overwhelming with the video getting well over a million views. Many people sent messages of encouragement and support with a number of them relating their own sad experiences. Doctors suspect that the brain haemorrhage was the result of high blood pressure, something Ryan had suffered from for some time.

“For us this would’ve been devastating if we didn’t cling to our faith,” Michelle said. “People have just shown overwhelming support, and it’s been very meaningful to us.” One of the really touching aspects of this story was that Ryan was an organ donor and seven of his organs went to help others. His heart went to a 17-year-old boy from California. The family is hopeful that news of this will encourage other people to do the same.