Some time ago we have experienced other story in the hospital.
Our visit began like any other Tuesday. Brontes ran into one of the rooms in neurology. There was a man who didn’t communicate with others. He was a patient who went through an epileptic seizure.
This man had previously at home a German shepherd who died 5 years ago called Dan. When Brontes lay by him and touched his face with his muzzle, he did not show any signs of interest. Brontes was resting his head on his chest. I took his limp arm and placed it on Bronte´s paw. I told him that there is a dog, which helps people that he does not have to worry. Man still did not move, we have been there with Brontes for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes I isntructed Brontes to jumped from the bed down and continue to visit other people. Brontes did not want to go down, but he listen my command. While he get up I saw man´s hand move and his fingers lightly tightened on Brontes´s paw. Brontes got frozen and looked down at his face and shaked his head like he wonders. Man began to breathe faster and I noticed his mouth moving, trying to say something. Brontes lay down back and I took the man's hand and placed it on Brontes´s neck. This time his hand didn’t fall down, but stayed up.
His face shivered and then, still with his eyes closed, he softly said ... “Dane, Danečku is that you? Stay here.” This desire for communication lasted about another ten minutes. Man was tired then and went to asleep again.
After 14 days we came again for regular visit to the hospital. And to our surprise, we met with the same patient. This time the man was awake, smiling and although still poorly spoken, and called the Brontes: “Dan come here”. We did not want to ruin his joy and didn’t tell it is not his Dan. Brontes jumped up to his bed. Man pats Brontes by himself and had tears in his eyes when saying: “I've thought that I'll never see my boy again, you came, you came back? I felt that you were with me but I was terribly weak.”
These days the man is now physically much better. Last Tuesday we were in hospital to say goodbye before he returns home. He was already conscious and just now realized who the dog is. He told me that he was subconsciously perceived that the dog is with him, but he thought that it is his old dogy Dan, who died five years ago. Because he lived with his dog alone for many years, his demise was very sad for him. That is why Brontes presence provoked strong emotions that mobilize his body to move and tried to grab his paw because he did not want him to left again...... .