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Cat Saved by Blood Donor Cat - Now Blood Brothers and Friends for Life

Updated on August 12, 2013
Cool Cat Eliot - Saved My Life
Cool Cat Eliot - Saved My Life | Source

In February of 2001, I was hit by a car.
My mom didn’t notice I was in trouble because there was no blood anywhere. When she realized I was seriously ill she took me to the pet hospital in downtown Vancouver. The people at the hospital were fabulous. They thought I was very special and took wonderful care of me.

The doctors rushed me into their emergency room and put me on oxygen right away. When they checked me over and diagnosed my condition they found that my internal organs had been pushed up through my diaphragm.

I was fighting for my life.

That was why I was having so much difficulty breathing. They told my mom that, to save me, they would have to operate. The probability of my coming out of surgery alive was 50/50. But, if I survived the operation, I had an excellent chance of living a long and healthy life. Naturally, she couldn’t live without me, so she agreed to the operation.

Before Blood Transfusion

KC before his accident
KC before his accident | Source

They operated on me the next day and it was successful. But I needed a blood transfusion. My mom wasn’t the right blood type although she did offer. Sarah, who managed the pet hospital has a very cool cat who was similar to me. His name is Eliot and he had given blood before. So Sarah brought him in to meet me and he gave me some of his blood. Wow!! What a brave thing to do. That’s his picture (at the top) after the transfusion. He’s dozy, but just fine.

After Blood Transfusion

KC 6 months after his accident
KC 6 months after his accident | Source

Eliot and I are now blood brothers for life!

I'll never forget Eliot. Thanks to him I am now in tip-top condition.

Above is a picture of me before my accident and before Eliot gave me his blood. This is my favorite chair that I share with Hollister, the bear. When I returned from the hospital it took 6 months for the fur on my belly to grow back, so I finally let mom take a picture of me again. She caught me snoozing with Hollister again and snapped my picture when I woke up and stretched.

What a handsome lad! I do believe I am better looking than before.

Blessings, KC


Eliot and KC now Blood Brothers for Life
Eliot and KC now Blood Brothers for Life | Source

PS: Next Hub I'll show you my mousing, birding and fishing skills and how I help weed and plant things in the garden.

The Scuba Diving Cat?

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      blairtracy 6 years ago from Canada

      What an amazing story!

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      Marilyn Alexander 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      Thank you so much, Seeker7. It is wonderful to meet you and to share our love of animals. I see from your bio that we have a number of things in common. I hope to read more of your Hubs and gain additional insight into areas I've explored in the past. Blessings, Maralexa

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Wow! It is not very often that we hear of miracles and a wonderfully happy story. This was awesome and I love the photos. I can't add anymore to what Lucky Cats has already said - fabulous story, fabulous hub!

      Oh and a very warm welcome to Hub Pages! I look forward to reading more of your articles.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      There are miracles and this is one. Thank goodness Veterinarians are able to help one without sacrificing another....the donor kitty, Eliot, has given new life and gets to continue on with his, too. I am very happy for you that everyone came out in excellent health. And you and KC get to have many many loving years together. Looking forward to reading more of your hubs and Welcome to HubPages. As you can see, I absolutely love cats so, I was immediately drawn to your picture and title. Thank you for caring as you do. UP Awesome, useful, Beautiful!