It had been weeks since Peter Robson saw his dog.
The terminally ill 70-year-old man had been bed-ridden in a hospital in Scotland and had separated from his beloved Border Collie Shep when he came to the hospital. End of a years-long battle with lung disease
In his last hours, Robson did not want one Comfort from home. Although it seemed impractical, his family said he only wanted a moment to say goodbye to the friend who had been at his side.
So Robson's nurses told his relatives to get the dog.
In Emotional Facebook video, Robson's family members saw Shep being taken to his hospital at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland on Thursday. As his relatives in the background snorted and wept, Robson leaned over the side of the hospital bed to stroke his dog, then pulled off his oxygen mask so that the animal could lick it.
"When the dog came, he just" Ashton Stevens, "one of Robson's granddaughters, said in a telephone interview with the Washington Post on Friday morning." He took off his mask to kiss him and other things, and Shep licked his face. "
Stevens said Shep was her grandfather's last wish.
Only hours later, she said, he died surrounded by family. [1
Later she posted photos and videos of the reunion on Facebook Robson scratched the dog's head before falling back onto his pillow, writing that she was "absolutely amazed and touched," to see their grandfather's wish come true.
"Still in shock, the wish was fulfilled and today they went far beyond making a dying man very happy." One year wrote about the employees of the K entwine house. She added that her grandfather's handler is "an absolute angel and we are all infinitely grateful that you do not know what that means to our grandfather".
Hospital officials said Robson's nurse collaborates with colleagues in "Infection Control" special meeting for the man.
"Our thoughts are with Mr. Robson's family as they are dealing with their loss at this difficult time," said hospital system executive director Lesley McLay in a statement.
"The Station 3 team has done a wonderful thing for this family," she added. "It's often the little things that matter the most to the patients and their families, and I'm so glad the staff could fulfill that wish."
Peter Robson says goodbye to his Border Collie, Shep. (Ashley Stevens)
Robson's family members gave him Shep as a puppy eight years ago to keep him company after his wife died.
Stevens, his granddaughter, said Robson and Shep soon became "best friends" and it was rare to see them separately. She said her grandfather would take the dog on walks three or four times a day.
In January 2015, Robson was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive form of lung disease, and he later developed emphysema, Stevens said. She said her grandfather lived for three to five years.
In December, Stevens said, her grandfather went for the worse, but just a few weeks ago, Robson and his dog were separated – as Robson
"He thought he would never see his dog again," she said.
Stevens said relatives had told Robson on Thursday that they would pick up his dog, and he started crying. She said that the moment her grandfather saw Shep was "amazing."
"He was my grandfather," she said about her grandfather's dog. "So it was just right that we had him there."
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