Blind, but now can see

… About 70 miles out of Manhattan, not very far from I-80, they stopped at a roadside cemetery. They laid her on the grass under a big tree and fed her turkey slices from a deli. They gave her a drink of water with a syringe.

“I noticed that she started watching my hand,” Clark said. “That when I moved my hand, she was moving. It wasn’t just a smell. She wasn’t just smelling the turkey in my hand. She was watching my hand movements.”

The realization dawned on them.

“Oh my God, Nathan, look at this.”

“Dad, she can see!”

Nathan took out his Android smartphone and shot a video of Nilla tracking Clark’s hand.

Clark called the vet student who had checked Nilla in, saying: “We’re about 70 miles away from you. We just stopped, and I just want you to know this dog can see.”

“You’re kidding,” came the reply. “I said, ‘I’m not kidding you. I’m as serious as a heart attack.

We just took a video of her. We’re going to send it you, email. You take a look at it. We’re going to stay right here until you call me back.’ ”He called back to tell him to keep a daily log of Nilla’s progress. They stopped a few more times. “Her vision just kept getting better and better,” Clark said …

Published by edbond251

I'm the project director on canine distemper for Kind Hearts In Action.

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