After being reunited with his beloved dog, this elderly man notices a significant imorovement

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This elderly man notices a significant improvement after being reunited with his beloved dog.

In Corbin, Kentucky, James Wathen, 73, is a terminally ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin.Wathen’s frail body and weakened intellect made improving his health impossible.When the nurses learned that Wathen missed his one-eyed Chihuahua named Bubba, they went out of their way to reunite the two.James Wathen, 73, was on the verge of death when his beloved dog Bubba paid him a visit.

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“When Bubba was introduced to James, he began to cry, and then Bubba began to cuddle James,” Knox Whitley Animal Shelter director Deanna Myers wrote on Facebook.”It makes you realize that animals are more than just pets; they are loved ones.”

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After Wathen was admitted, the nurses tracked Bubba down to the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter and discovered that the dog had been placed with a foster family.
Bubba has displayed similar signs of mental distress since his owner abandoned him.Wathen and Bubba were reunited on October 11th, a Saturday, thanks to the nurses.Wathen felt a growing sense of excitement and nostalgia as he caressed and played with his dog.

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Thanks to the nurses, Wathen and Bubba were reunited on Saturday, October 11.

“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,” Knox Whitley Animal Shelter Director Deanna Myers wrote on Facebook.Wathen felt better after petting and playing with his dog.

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Wathen appeared to have recovered completely during his stay.The nurses reported that the patient appeared to have undergone a radical transformation the next day, eating and sitting up for the first time.

Because of Bubba’s positive effects on Hathen, Baptist Health Corbin is making every effort to ensure that Hathen sees his beloved pet on a regular basis, as seen in the video below.

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