These days, it’s hard to get sick because loved ones cannot visit you at the hospital. COVID-19 has limited social activities to prevent the further spread of the illness. When an individual becomes COVID-19 positive, he/she will be isolated, and sadly, when he/she passes away, the remains of the deceased will be cremated immediately—no more viewing for the family and friends.
The family of those who got sick apart from COVID-19 are also prohibited from visiting their ill relative. The restriction is imposed to ensure the health and safety of the whole community.
One of the patients at a Texas hospital misses her dogs so much that the medical staff arranged a surprise visit for her, social distancing style!
Joanna Heir’s dogs, George and Fiona, have made a significant impact on her life. These two Great Pyrenees serve as therapy dogs to Joanna. She needs to be hospitalized due to stomach ulcers, and she has been staying in the hospital for weeks. Being away from her dogs for a long time causes stress for Joanna.
Joanna’s husband, John, thought of an idea so that she would be able to see her two dogs. The two dogs also feel sad for not seeing their favorite human for several days now. John knows that the dogs can’t get inside the hospital premises, so he talked with the nurses on how to make his plan work.
John was only thinking of bringing the dogs up to the parking area so that Joanna can see them from her hospital room window. The nurse thought of a better idea.
The nurse brought Joanna at the hospital lobby by a wheelchair. She instructed John to bring the dogs outside the hospital lobby. Joanna was so excited to see her dogs. She can’t wait to be near the glass window so she can have a short moment with them,
George and Fiona felt the same way. As soon as they saw Joanna, they put their front paws on the glass window so they can “touch” Joanna’s hands.
Everyone who saw Joanna and the dogs became teary-eyed. They can feel the joy between Joanna and the dogs and their longing for each other. Joanna has to stay a bit longer in the hospital for her recovery, but after seeing her dogs made her more encouraged to get well sooner.
You’ll get reunited with your dogs, Joanna! George and Fiona are also looking forward to that sweet reunion!
Photos courtesy of mypyrlife via Twitter