Not just another patient: A nurse cared for a blind veteran and his guide dog while they were locked down in the hospital
By Lauren Lee
May 13, 2020
"Barbara stepped up and said, 'You don't worry about that. I will take care of that for you,'" Tasby recalled. For nearly three weeks, Borbeck walked, fed and cared for Cupid. She even enlisted other hospital staff to help out on her days off.
Nurse Barbara Borbeck cared for Cupid during Tasby's 21-day stay at Southern Hills Hospital.
Joe Tasby stands with his guide dog Cupid.
(CNN)Joe Tasby walked into the emergency room along with his faithful guide dog, Cupid. It was mid-March, and he thought he'd be home in a matter of days. But his hospital stay ended up lasting weeks. And when the coronavirus pandemic hit, no one could come into the hospital to care for Cupid.
Leave it to nurse -- and dog lover -- Barbara Borbeck to save the day.
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