The world's oldest living person received quite a shock on July Fourth. Gladys Over knew something was wrong. She had been experiencing stomach cramps and irregular bowel movements for two months. A visit with her doctor revealed a large mass in her abdomen, which doctors diagnosed as a lump of fatty tissue.
After putting Ms. Over under, surgeons opened her abdomen to find not a mass of tissue but a fully developed 'Tom Cat'. Doctor Bill Sinthemale stated he was not very surprised to extract the feline." During the ultra-sound I could see the tail twirling about and we could definitely hear mewing. I actually won ten bucks. My colleague said it was some sort of bowel obstruction, what a putz! I did not want to alarm Ms. Over before the surgery, so I stuck to the 'there's a mass in your abdomen' story. That gets them into surgery every time".
If the surgery would not have been performed Ms. Over would have been able to deliver the cat naturally, but the doctors would not have been able to bill her for thousands of dollars in unnecessary procedures, cited one of the hospital staff.
Ms.Over declined comment when asked who the father was, but a stray male 'Tom' was seen leaving the maternity ward.