It was an extremely rare and even more tragic event. Nora Hall suffered a stroke on both sides of her brain last month on April 6th. She was only five months old. Nora survived the trauma of her stroke, but her prognosis gave her not long to live. Nora’s parents, Mary and John Hall were destroyed.
Her mother posted on Facebook that their world had been shattered. They weren’t the only ones. Their two eight year old Basset Hounds were also devastated.
During the last few days of Nora’s life, the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital allowed the dogs to visit her. As soon as they were near the baby, they refused to leave.
Doctors found out that Nora was suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a rare disease with an exceptionally high mortality rate. Her MRI revealed that her brain wasn’t receiving the proper amount of oxygen, and it had shrunk down to half its size. Her brain had been so badly damaged that she was incapable of breathing on her own.
Just yesterday the doctors removed Nora’s breathing tubes in an attempt to let her pass away peacefully rather than drawing out a long and painful death for the young girl.
The dogs stayed with Nora the whole time, helping to keep her and her family at ease. There’s currently a GoFundMe account that’s been set up to help diminish the cost of Nora’s medical treatments for her family.
If you’re planning on giving your money to anything at the moment, this would be the place to go to. This family deserves to have an easier time of it. On the 4th of May, baby Nora breathed her last with her puppies at her feet. RIP Baby Nora… you will be missed.