After being reunited with his beloved dog, this elderly man notices a significant improvement.
James Wathen, 73, of Corbin, Kentucky, is a terminally sick patient at Baptist Health Corbin. Wathen’s fragile physique and feeble mind made it difficult to enhance his health. The nurses went out of their way to reunite Wathen with his canine companion after he mentioned that he was missing his one-eyed Chihuahua named Bubba.
James Wathen, age 73, was in a fatally ill condition before he received a visit from his beloved dog Bubba.
Deanna Myers, Director of the Knox Whitley Animal Shelter, wrote on Facebook, “When Bubba was given to James, he started to grieve, and then Bubba began to hug James, and it makes you realize that animals are not just pets, but loved ones.”
The nurses tracked Bubba to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter after Wathen was admitted and discovered that the dog had been placed with a foster family. Bubba has shown similar symptoms of mental suffering ever since he was abandoned by his owner.
On Saturday, October 11th, Wathen and Bubba were reunited due to the nurses.
Knox Whitley Animal Shelter Director Deanna Myers posted on Facebook, “When Bubba was handed to James, he started to grieve, and then Bubba began to hug James, and it makes you understand that animals are not just pets, but loved ones.”
Wathen petted and played with his dog, which made him feel better.
The nurses reported that the next day, the patient seemed to have undergone a radical transformation, eating and sitting up when he hadn’t done so before.
Due to Bubba’s positive impacts on Hathen, Baptist Health Corbin is making every effort to ensure that Hathen has regular visits with his beloved pet.