As much as I love my animals when I have them, I don't think I would want them in the hospital with me. However, when I had a surgery and was recovering at home my late Chihuahua, Juliet, laid by my side nearly motionless while I recovered. I didn't even have to get up to take her potty as she was litter box trained. The only problem with having her there was once, when a friend came to visit she stood up snarling and barking which made such a ruckus that I HAD to get up to calm her down. But, in her defense, my friend was inconsiderate and didn't make arrangements in advance to come and walked right into my bedroom while I was sleeping. I was more irritated with my friend than my dog! LOL
We don't know what tomorrow brings,
but we are alive today!