Beloved dog dies 15 minutes after his owner who died of cancer
A grieving widow has described how the death of her 25-year-old husband was followed just moments later by his beloved dog. To be reunited in the afterlife, perhaps, Stuart Hutchison and his French bulldog Nero.
Published on the 23/08/2019, 17:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:24
Mr Hutchison began to suffer with prolonged headaches and dizziness in 2011. His visit to the local GP in his home town of Clackmannanshire yielded no conclusive diagnosis. However, as his symptoms worsened Hutchison’s motor abilities also began to suffer and he was taken to the local hospital for a brain scan. The scan revealed a large tumour at the back of his brain.
In the ensuing months efforts to slow the growth of the tumour were marginally effective. Hutchison’s treatment was long and arduous.
Return of the cancer
When the cancer returned again last year doctors discovered that it had spread to Hutchison’s bones. Bravely facing his own demise, Hutchison decided that he, Danielle and Nero should move in with his parents.
On August 11th this year at their home in Clackmannanshire Hutchison began to slip into a coma. When his father collected some belongings from the couple’s home nearby he noticed Nero was also very poorly.
SWNS reports that a check-up by a local vet revealed the dog had spinal injuries that appeared to have come out of the blue.
Fiona Conaghan, Stuart’s mother, told SWNS, “They said he had ruptured something in his spine but he had been totally fine before that.”
Mr Hutchison passed away only to be followed within 15 minutes by his beloved dog Nero.
“Danielle was heartbroken to have lost both of them, but she has been so strong,” Conaghan told SWNS. “We got Stuart home four weeks ago because he wanted to die at home because that’s where he was born. We cared for him at home. We expected it, but it is still tough.”