Felines are known as the most adorable therapeutic value who have unique purr magic. Cat’s purr can help us relaxed with the slight vibration that comes from their laryngeal muscles, lots of depression cases are rehabilitated thanks to the purr sounds. Aside from the beneficial power that our beloved overlords have, they can be the greatest saviors by predicting the diagnosis. Kate King-Scribbins showed the world her living proof Oggy the cat who saved her life out of breast cancer and she received a lot of positive reactions.
Meet Kate and Oggy, a pair who have rescued each other’s lives
Oggy is the oldest brother in the pack of the family, he also has Max the mixed-breed dog who has unfortunately passed away recently, Lulu the Maine coon, and Abby, the twelve-year-old lab mix, who is the youngest one. 15-year-old Oggy and his siblings were all rescued by Kate and her husband and they are living a pawfect life together. One day, Kate noticed Oggy keep snuggling her left breast even though she tried to redirect him on the other side. The frequency of wanting to aggressively snuggle from Oggy had increased, Oggy only wanted to lay on her left spot.
Usually, Oggy loves snuggling in Kate’s arms, but his behavior started to change
Oggy suddenly started preferring lying on Kate’s chest, especially on the left side
It was not until a few months later, something inside Kate’s body arose and she felt painful. An experienced medical fraud investigator was one of the first to discover a lump in her breasts. She was later diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and received multiple chemotherapy, several surgeries, and radiation. Kate was in shook and she remembered it had been months since Oggy insisted on laying on her left side. She went goosebumps because the diagnosis has been foreseen by Oggy the cat. After the surgery, according to the owner Kate, the big brother of the house navigated himself to another spot to cuddle.
Even if Kate tried to reposition him, he still went back to the same spot
One day, Kate woke up to radiating pain and found a lump on her left breast, the same spot that Oggy preferred laying on
Although many people have doubted this uncanny story, Kate didn’t have any concerns about it because she knew that was her own story and she knew Oggy was the one who saved her life.
“Luckily, I haven’t heard from too many skeptics. But, I guess it is my story, and I don’t have any doubts about it. So, I would just try and focus on the positive reactions.” – Kate wrote.
She was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, and underwent chemotherapy
She thinks Oggy wanted to warn her in advance and didn’t leave her side throughout the chemo
There are many reasonable facts about why Oggy behaved the way he did. As most of us know, cats love warmth, especially warmth that is usually several degrees higher than human body temperature. Cancer can cause inflammation around that area, and the inflammation heats up that area, making it very attractive for a cat to lie there. Whether Oggy finds it or not he would have laid there until the lump was removed. Cats are known to have a therapeutic medical method, so the fact that Oggy focused on that area could really help Kate realize her diagnosis faster.
Oggy healed her tumor with purrs and love, and it’s what kept her strong during that time
She underwent surgery, and after that, Oggy stopped snuggling on her left side
Thanks to the heroic act of Oggy, Kate is now healthier and happier although she still has to fight with other diseases and go through a lot of medical treatments.
“I am doing well. My health is good for the most part. I am maintaining weight, gaining back my strength, muscle, and stamina. I still have bad days, but they are becoming few and far between. Eating and drinking are getting easier and I am feeling like myself again. I have always enjoyed exercise. I am still young, and I want to stay active, so I started working my way up slowly with exercise. I still have a long way to go, but my dogs have been immensely helpful in getting me outside and walking every day. My husband and I have been lucky to be allowed to work from home during the lockdown. We have adapted well, and are grateful to have had the opportunity to stay safe and healthy.
She was recovering, and the tumor was gone
Oggy was still a snuggly bunny afterward
“Pets are doing good. We sadly lost Max, our 14.5-year-old mixed-breed dog. He had been with us since he was a pup. He was the best, and we are happy knowing we rescued him and gave him the best and longest life possible. With the hole in our hearts and house, we ended up rescuing another pup in need and are completely in love. We named him Gus. He is now 13 weeks old, keeping us busy, and we know Max would be happy knowing he is fitting into the pack.”
Kate gives credit to Oggy for trying to warn her in advance. Even though there are skeptics to this claim, she doesn’t mind them
Rationally, Oggy might’ve reacted to inflammation in her breast, but it still helped Kate get a clue about the cancer
Besides breast cancer surgery, she used to undergo another illness: diffuse gastric cancer (CDH1). She was asked to have her whole stomach removed, which means she has been living without the stomach for 2 years.
“Processing food and liquids without a stomach is definitely different. My body and mind had a lot of adjusting to do. Without a stomach and stomach acid to digest and break down foods, I have to chew everything very thoroughly. From there, it travels down my esophagus and directly into my intestines. My liver still produces bile to break down fats, but I no longer have a gallbladder to store it. Without stomach acid, some things like extended-release medications do not work because they travel through my system too quickly to work. I have to focus on getting enough protein and calories because the sizes of my meals are much smaller. I eat frequently. I separate eating and drinking so that I don’t get too full, or push things through too quickly.”
Before, Kate was diagnosed with a rare mutation called CDH1, which previously forced doctors to remove her stomach, and which causes both stomach and breast cancer
Since Kate has to fight against the cancers, she is more cautious about what she is gonna digest inside her stomachless body. Sugar is her forever enemy.
“Sugars are an issue because they can cause huge spikes in blood sugar followed by scary crashes, so I have to be careful. After nearly 2 years without a stomach, I am pretty much in a routine now. But, I still get those really tough days where nothing seems to go right and I just remind myself that tomorrow is always better. I just have to make it through one day, which I have done many times.”
Almost exactly 3 years ago, she got the news about cancer. Now she enjoys life with her husband and four rescues
Knowing the fact that she will live with cancers eternally doesn’t mean she gives up on hope and positivity, she has a fulfilled pet family and her loving husband and never lets the disease dominate her happiness.