People tell me they would find my job depressing, but I’m always a little puzzled by that. Looking at my patients and their families, I have a remarkable view not just of lives well lived, but of deep commitment and love.
This is a true story about a cat named Oscar who lives among the residents of Steere House, a nursing and rehabilitation center. He is a seemingly normal cat, cantankerous and stand-offish most of the time, but he has a special gift. Often he knows when a resident is approaching their final hours, at which point he will hop onto their bed and keep vigil. Dr. David Dosa ponders these mysterious displays of comfort, and weaves them into personal anecdotes about the residents, many of them living with Alzheimer’s. A very touching and charming book – a great read for everyone!
Check the BPL catalog for this title: Making Rounds with Oscar