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Dying man has made a ’complete turn-around’

No hospital therapy could help one terminally sick guy as much as a visit from his dog

No hospital therapy could help one terminally sick guy as much as a visit from his dog.

James Wathen, 73, from Corbin, Kentucky, is a terminally sick patient at Baptist Health Corbin. Wathen’s health was difficult to improve since his body was feeble and his spirit was weak. When Wathen said that he was missing his beloved one-eyed Chihuahua named Bubba, the nurses made every effort to reunite Wathen with his furry friend.

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Terminally ill James Wathen, 73, wasn’t doing well until he was visited by his beloved dog Bubba.

“When Bubba was handed to James he started to cry and then Bubba started to snuggle James and it makes you realize that animals are not just pets they are loved ones,” Deanna Myers, Director of the Knox Whitley Animal Shelter, wrote on her Facebook page.

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Bubba and the nurse.

After Wathen was brought to the hospital, nurses traced Bubba’s trail to the Knox-Whitley animal shelter, where they found that the dog had been put with a foster home. After being separated from his owner, Bubba has been showing similar signs of emotional trauma. Wathen and Bubba were reunited on Saturday, October 11th, thanks to the nurses. Wathen became more enthusiastic and passionate as he petted and played with his puppy.

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On Saturday, October 11, the nurses finally were able to reunite Wathen and Bubba.

“When Bubba was handed to James he started to cry and then Bubba started to snuggle James and it makes you realize that animals are not just pets they are loved ones,” Deanna Myers, Director of the Knox Whitley Animal Shelter, wrote on her Facebook page.

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Wathen was emotionally lifted as he petted and played with his dog.

Wathen seemed to have recovered much from the visit. The next day, nurses noted that the patient appeared to be a completely different person, eating and sitting up when he hadn’t been before the visit. Previously, Baptist Health Corbin did not have a pet visiting policy, but after witnessing Bubba’s beneficial influence on Hathen, the hospital is trying to ensure Hathen has regular visits with his beloved pet.

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