At 70 years old, a woman was abandoned by her three children who are now grown-ups and have families of their own. When she was hospitalized, it was heartbreaking to see that her only visitor and companion was a dog she had adopted a few years back.
In a post on Good Times, it was revealed that the old lady had found the dog in the streets some years ago. Taking pity on the poor stray, the old lady took it in and treated it like family. Seeing that it was very thin due to lack of proper food in the streets, the old lady nursed the dog and fed it
With her kids already living their lives away from her, she only had the dog as companion and ‘child’ at home.
One day, the old lady was hospitalized. It was sad that none of her kids came to take care of her at the hospital or even visit her, Good Times reported. But the medical staff were surprised to see the dog who never left her side no matter how hard they tried to bar it from going to the old lady’s side.
While the staff did not like the dog’s presence in the hospital at first, they soon warmed up to the idea that this dog is actually the lady’s ‘child’ and that it was taking care of her. They also noticed that the old lady looked happier when the dog was there; thus, they allowed the dog to stay for the patient’s sake.
It worked actually. The dog would ‘take care’ of the old lady throughout her stay at the hospital, lovingly watching over her bed from time to time.
The old lady was soon out of the hospital. According to the article, it continued to watch over the old lady like her child.