This old guy noticed a huge difference after being reunited with his pet dog.
A terminally sick patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky, is 73-year-old James Wathen. Wathen’s health could not be improved due to his bad health state. The nurses went above and above to reunite Wathen with his one-eyed Chihuahua named Bubba after learning that he missed her.
James Wathen, age 73, was in a fatally ill condition before he received a visit from his beloved dog Bubba.
Director of Knox Whitley Animal Shelter Deanna Myers posted on Facebook that when Bubba was introduced to James, he began to cry. After that, Bubba proceeded to comfort James. “And it helps you understand that animals are more than simply pets; they’re also loved ones.”
After Wathen was hospitalized, the nurses followed Bubba to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter and learned that the dog had been put with a foster home. Since his owner left him, Bubba has displayed similar signs of emotional distress. On October 11, a Saturday, Wathen and Bubba were reunited thanks to the nurses. Wathen became more ecstatic and sentimental as he petted and played with his puppy.
On Saturday, October 11, Wathen and Bubba were reunited due to the nurses.
“When Bubba was handed to James, he started to cry, and then Bubba started to embrace James, and it makes you understand that animals are not just pets, but loved ones,” said Deanna Myers, director of Knox Whitley Animal Shelter, in a Facebook post. Wathen felt better after stroking and playing with his dog.
Wathen seems to have fully recovered throughout his stay. The patient appeared to have made a major turnaround the next day, according to the nurses, eating and sitting up when he hadn’t before.
Due to Bubba’s benefits to Hathen, Baptist Health Corbin is doing all possible to make sure that Hathen sees his cherished pet on a regular basis, see video below.