Stuart Hutchison was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011
A 25-year-old cancer patient and his beloved loyal French bulldog passed away just fifteen minutes apart from each other.
Stuart Hutchison was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011, but relapsed in 2014 and again in 2018 before cancer became more aggressive and spread to his bones.
Hutchison, who married his wife Danielle, 22, in January, doted on his two-year-old French bulldog, Nero.
But tragically, after Hutchison passed away at home after a long battle with Cancer, his dog Nero ‘ruptured his spine’ and died a short while later at the vets.
The couple also owned another dog, Nala, aged four, and Amelia – the puppy of Nala and Nero.
Nero died just 15 minutes after his owner, on August 11.
Hutchison’s heartbroken mother, Fiona Conaghan, 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.’
‘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 is still a shock and traumatic when it finally comes.’
Stuart and Danielle got t engaged in 2017 after just four years of dating each other.
They lived in Alloa, Clackmannanshire before Stuart spent his final month living with his mother before passing away.
Ms. Conaghan said Stuart was never in remission, and his death was not unexpected.
‘He went into hospital to start chemo at the end of 2018, and he was then having scans every three months.’
‘At a scan in March, they said the chemo was working. Him and Danielle went on holiday to Spain in May, and he started getting a pain in his hand.’
‘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. Stuart was a strong, loveable character; everyone loved him.’