Skip to comments.Cat Detects Owner’s Brain Aneurysm
Posted on 03/15/2012 11:54:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Noah, an orange and white tabby, began obsessing over his owners head last year.
In an interview with The Northern Virginia Daily, Janet Batten says, "He constantly smelled my head on the right side, in the front, and in my eye and in my nose. Sometimes he would really push to get into my head. He began to make this sound I had never heard before. I began to get suspicious.
At about the same time, Janet began to experience vision problems which led her to an appointment with her primary care physician and an ophthalmologist. But neither of these doctors examinations discovered any problems.
However a clean bill of health did not deter Noah from continuing his bizarre behavior. Thankfully Janet had a fearless feline hot on the case.
Several months later, Janet suffered a mini-stroke and an irregular heartbeat. A CAT scan was then ordered. The furless, high-tech metallic diagnostic machine revealed that Janet was suffering with a life- threatening brain aneurysm.
Even though Noah had absolutely no medical training, his intuition concerning Janets dangerous aneurysm was right on the money. The type of scan that Noah administered for sure is not generally part of the equipment found in imaging centers, and it is certainly not covered by health insurance.
Fortunately Janet's aneurysm has since been treated. It goes without saying she will be eternally grateful to her cat for letting her know that something was seriously wrong.
Dr. Bruce Coston, Noah's veterinarian, nominated Noah for the Animal Hero award at the Virginia Veterinary Conference this year. And he won. "Because Noah the cat had been alerting his mom that something was wrong, she was aggressive in seeking treatment, says Coston.
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That’s amazing. Cats are such incredible creatures.
I think it is a prudent rule of thumb that if your pet, cat or dog, starts being VERY curious about a certain part of your body, to have it checked out.
I agree with you.
lol..I have CAT and DOG scans hourly...I have a science team at my disposal...
So he detected it with a cat scan. Big deal.
You can’t beat the ionizing radiation level.
See post #9.
Or at least wash off the bacon grease.
Does that include a dog in my crotch?
My cat Pumpkin,who is also a tabby,will lie at the foot of my bed when I’m sick (Which is hardly ever,knock wood) and stay with me all night.
Maybe I’m odd,but the scent of my cat is very comforting. I’ll lie down next to him while taking a nap.
Does that include a dog in my crotch?...Whoa, man. I’ve had crabs in my crotch and that was plenty enough!
I like to sleep with my cats too...
Pumpkin and I aren’t THAT close,LOL. It’s just very comforting to have him nearby. He’s like a security blanket of sorts.
The other cat,a Manx named Leopold,likes to step on my back,purr in my ear,and sleep by my lower back.
He fell off my bed the other night. I was too far over and he didn’t have enough room. He then fell off the foot of my bed.
It was funny as hell.
I’m laughing while I type this. =D
Your spouse can’t be that bad.
Then he tried to convince you that he meant to do that.
Leo is all muscle,with a little flab. He loves to eat.
It takes a lot for him to hurt himself.
The dog,OTOH,has a thick skull. I mean thick. She’s a German Pointer so I guess that’s common for their breed.