As soon as this mom from North Battleford, Canada, claims that she would have been planning her son’s funeral if it wasn’t for the actions of the 12-year-old boy’s cat, and since then, her story went viral
It appeared that Dawn Peters’ son, who’s named Owen, was complaining about stomach pain and constipation. But he insisted that he just had caught the flu. It all happened on April 25.
At that time, Peters was recovering from a case of pneumonia and had decided to stay home. She went to bed and Owen and his furry friend, Ratchet, also rested in bed together in the boy’s bedroom.
Later, Dawn Peters woke up from her nap for no apparent reason. She then discovered something strange. Her son’s cat was sitting in the middle of the living room, simply staring at her. The cat had a strange look on her face, so she was just staring at Peters, not even moving.
“You know when you wake up and you’re so dead asleep that you don’t know where you are? That kind of sleep, that’s what I woke up from and I was like, ‘Why am I awake?’” Peters stated over the phone.
I look over and his cat is just sitting in the middle of the living room staring at me, not moving. Just staring and I’m like, ‘What the hell is going on here? Why is he looking at me?’ And I started to panic.”
She got scared and went to check up on Owen while Ratchet ran alongside her to the bedroom. But the cat just stayed in the doorway and refused to get inside.
So I’m like ‘that’s not good,’ the cat’s not going in the bedroom with me. So I go in, stand at the foot of the bed and ask about his pain and he’s kind of rolling around, looking really uncomfortable … indicates his lower abdomen,” Peters stated.
The two of them then decided to go to the hospital as soon as possible. After a CT scan, the doctors said that they need to operate Owen in order to find the problem.
They said that by the time they were putting the fluids in, it was a race to decide if they would kill him by sedating him or if they waited too long … ‘If you’d come in any later, we might be having a whole different conversation,’ is what the surgeon said,” says Peters.
With each passing day, his condition was getting better. Owen stayed in the hospital until April 28.
Peters also explained that everyone was asking her how she managed to bring Owen to the hospital on time.
“Everyone’s like, ‘How’d you figure it out?’ Honestly, the cat woke me up,” Peters stated.
“His cat, which loves him to death, sleeps with him … they hang out in bed. [Owen] plays video games with him. That big cat loves him.”