Dog dies 15 minutes after owner loses tragic eight-year battle with cancer


Stuart Hutchinson’s loyal dog died just 15 minutes after he lost his heartbreaking battle with brain cancer The 25-year-old had spent years fighting the tumour growing inside him but despite relapsing twice, surgery and chemotherapy he died at home on August 11 Much to Stuart’s heartbroken mum surprise, Nero, the man’s beloved French bulldog died minutes after his owner Fiona Monaghan, 52, said: “Stuart died about 1.15pm that day, and Nero died roughly 15 minutes later “He had three dogs, but him and Nero were like one man and his dog. “Nero was the dog which was always with him ” Stuart had married pharmacy assistant Danielle earlier this year after getting engaged in 2017 The pair had lived at their home in Alloa before Stuart spent his last month living with his mum Fiona said: “Danielle was heartbroken to have lost both of them, but she has been so strong “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. “It’s still a shock and traumatic when it comes ” Of Nero’s passing, Fiona said Danielle had been staying with Stuart at the family home when she woke one morning and realise her glasses were broken She said: “Her dad said he would go and get another pair for her and Stuart’s house to save her leaving him as we knew he didn’t have long left “When he got there he realised the dog had taken unwell and took him to the emergency vets “They said he had ruptured something in his spine but he had been totally fine before that ” The mum, who was a full-time carer for her son, said things escalated in March after doctors had previously told them chemo was working She said: “He went into hospital to start chemo at the end of 2018 and he was then having scans every three months “He went for a check-up and they were convinced there was nothing wrong. “But then by June it started to affect his whole arm and that’s when they did a scan and saw the cancer had taken over his whole brain and had spread to his bones and his pelvis “We always knew this was a possibility

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  1. Dr D. Natarajan says:

    Letting the uncontrollable tears out … a dog is a gift <3

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