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Meet Oscar the cat who can predicted deaths

Meet Oscar the cat

Meet Oscar the cat

Meet Oscar the cat who can predicted deaths

Oscar has been comforting patients in their final days at Steere House Nursing center since he was a kitten.

Now 10 years old, the cat is believed to have predicted the deaths of about 100 people at a nursing home.

Ocar roams freely the halls of Steere House and the nurses say he’s notoriously anti-social.

But the only people the cat cuddles up to are the residents in their last days.

Doctors and staff at the Rhode Island center are puzzled by Oscar’s natural ability to seek out the dying.

The gifted cat has even proven medical staff wrong on several occasions knowing which patients were close to death.

The store was first revealed in a story in the New England Journal of Medicine back in 2007 and since then he is believed to have presided over the deaths of around 100 people.

Dr David Dosa said, “He only comes to the ‘end of life’ patients who are near death, I think he is attracted in some capacity to them.”

“I think he probably is responding to a pheromone or a scent.”

He wrote in his report’ ‘His mere presence at the bedside is viewed by physicians and nursing home staff as an almost absolute indicator of impending death, allowing staff members to adequately notify families.’

Oscar gives much-needed comfort to the terminally ill residents who would have otherwise have died alone.

Dr Dosa adds, “Lots of families have told me that having Oscar around is a great comfort for them and their loved ones.”

“Whether it’s just cuddling up to people who are alone or keeping children busy, it’s really something that the families were grateful and thankful for.”

In November 2013, Oscar suffered a serious allergic reaction and he was put into intensive care, where his heart stopped beating for several seconds.

Fortunately the vets managed to revive him and he was returned to the nursing home where he became a patient for a few months.

Now Oscar is back to full health and has resumed his role comforting patients at the end of their lives.

Dr Dosa said, “Oscar is doing well and still comforts patients from time to time. He is a real miracle cat.”

 

 

 


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