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Doctor and his dying patient share a vision of her father and childhood pet dog

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014523

Type of spiritual experience

Background

There is no indication as to why the Doctor had the vision, it may simply be he was exhausted, but this is not stated.

A description of the experience

The Wisdom of Near Death Experiences - Dr Penny Sartori

I often find that once people know about my research they tell me about experiences they have had. I was recently chatting to a doctor who had this to say:

One of the patients in my GP practice was a lady who was dying of cancer. Over the months I made several home visits and I got to know her and her husband well. One day her husband showed me a photograph of his wife when she was about nine years old and standing next to her was her father and a big black dog; it was a very old photograph.

On the day that the lady died, I was present.

As she died, I had an overwhelming feeling that everything was going to be all right, I just knew that her father and the black dog had come to meet her.

It was a very strange experience for me that I just can't explain. I have over 18 years' experience of being a doctor and have looked after many dying patients. I have never before or since had such an overwhelming feeling with any other patient. It was a nice feeling - as if the lady was safe and that she was being happily reunited with her father and her childhood pet dog.

The source of the experience

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