Nurse adopts dog of terminally ill patient


Kim Still says she got into nursing to help people, but she recently ended up changing the life of a dog named Jax.”I could have never guessed the connection that you develop with some people when you take care of them,” Still told WSB -TV. Still, a nurse at Northside Hospital in Gwinnett, Georgia, explained that Jax was the dog of one of her elderly patients.”They just totally like, changed my life,” she said. The patient, who was terminally ill, was worried about what would happen to her chihuahua. Still said the patient “didn’t have any kids, she didn’t have any family close by. So all she really had was this dog.”After the patient died, her family arrived with plans to surrender Jax to a shelter. “So I was very worried that he was not going to be given a good chance and possibly be put down if he didn’t get out of the shelter,” Still said.At that point, Still went above and beyond for her patient. She invited Jax into her home.”Because I was like, I am never going to get rid of him. He was so sweet, he is one of the most loving dogs ever,” she said.Jax also gained a sibling and best friend — the dog Still had beforehand.Watch the video above to hear more about their story.

Kim Still says she got into nursing to help people, but she recently ended up changing the life of a dog named Jax.

“I could have never guessed the connection that you develop with some people when you take care of them,” Still told WSB-TV.

Still, a nurse at Northside Hospital in Gwinnett, Georgia, explained that Jax was the dog of one of her elderly patients.

“They just totally like, changed my life,” she said.

The patient, who was terminally ill, was worried about what would happen to her chihuahua. Still said the patient “didn’t have any kids, she didn’t have any family close by. So all she really had was this dog.”

After the patient died, her family arrived with plans to surrender Jax to a shelter.

“So I was very worried that he was not going to be given a good chance and possibly be put down if he didn’t get out of the shelter,” Still said.

At that point, Still went above and beyond for her patient. She invited Jax into her home.

“Because I was like, I am never going to get rid of him. He was so sweet, he is one of the most loving dogs ever,” she said.

Jax also gained a sibling and best friend — the dog Still had beforehand.

Watch the video above to hear more about their story.

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