This cat only shows up if you're dying. The medical staff can't explain it.
This is one special kitty. Medical professionals at Steere House Nursing Home believe Oscar the cat has incredible intuition. They say he only shows up to a patient's room if they are about to die.
The nursing home staff say he's not particularly friendly, but when a patient is nearing the end of their life, Oscar always makes an appearance. Sometimes he just hangs around on their windowsill, other times he's found snuggling next to the patient in bed.
"We've noticed that if someone's in the dying process, he will curl up on the bed almost to comfort that person," the charge nurse, Mary Miranda said.
Per the Steere House website, “Oscar has demonstrated an ability to detect a patient’s impending death and … is able to provide a touch of comfort to the dying, elderly residents of Steere House’s Safe Haven Advanced Care unit and their families who are dealing with the latter stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of end-stage dementia.”
It is said that the 10-year-old so-called “miracle cat” has accurately “predicted” as many as 100 deaths in the advanced-care dementia unit where he has resided since he was a kitten.
"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," Dr. Dosa shared with Mirror.
Many patients and families are grateful to Oscar’s presence. He is a source of calm and love in the most difficult times, and many believe that he’s a miracle sent from the heavens.
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Angels take many forms... and maybe this cat helps these humans cross over to the other side.
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