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She was convinced of Oscar's talent when he made his 13th correct call. While observing one patient, Teno said she noticed the woman was not eating, was breathing with difficulty and that her legs had a bluish tinge, signs that often mean death is near.
No one is certain if Oscar's behaviour is scientifically significant or points to a cause. Teno wonders if the cat notices telltale scents or reads something into the behaviour of the nurses who raised him.
Originally posted by Project_Silo
i know for a fact when im sad i dont start smelling,,,,,,
Originally posted by apc
Not that surprising. Many dogs can sense when their owner is about to have a heart attack. I've heard of some doctors even recommending that their cardiac patients get a dog to let them know to call 9-1-1 before it hits.
Originally posted by cyberdude78
I once heard a story from a nursing home worker that if you look and pay close attention there's a few signs that occur. According to him all the patients would have a burst of energy the day before they died. Don't know how true it is though.
Originally posted by Anonamusly
reply to post by forsakenwayfarer
I can smell when someone is very sick and they do not know it yet. I have not smelled death yet I know when someone is very sick. Different illnesses have a different odor to me.