Diary of a DevilCat: This is Chenna, signing out

I got a bit of a shock today. Turns out I’m not so indestructible as I liked to believe.

Bone marrow cancer. That’s what I’ve got. The prognosis is “guarded” (which means “not good” is a helluva understatement).

No options for treatment. Barely any options for management.

I’m so anemic I could keel over at any second.

I haven’t been feeling great for the past six weeks or so, truth be told. It’s just been so hard to rouse myself to get out of bed. (Ellen’s bed, under the doona, where it’s nice and warm.) Even eating has been too much effort. (Yes, I know. Who’d’ve thought?)

The upside? I’ve lost a kilogram in weight. (I’ve been trying to lose weight for a while, now… Maybe that much in six weeks is not such a great idea.)

The downside? This will be my final post on this blog. I wish I could make it more devilish in nature, go out with a last hurrah; but I’m just not feeling it. It’s been a while since I’ve had the energy to attack anyone’s ankles — although I did get in a couple of awesome swipes at the vet last week.

Hey, at least I’ll go out with a manicure! The vets did a fine job on my claws yesterday, when I went in for the full workover.

I’m almost 14 years old, and I’ve had a great life. Even if I haven’t had all that many friends… I know Ellen loves me.

Thanks for reading my Diary of a Devilcat posts on this blog. And my Feline in Therapy blog was pretty good too, while it lasted.

This is Chenna, signing out. I’m off to hang out with the cat gods.

 

21 comments

  1. You were the feistiest cat I ever knew, Chenna. It makes me purr to think of how you handled those vets — a lesson for all cats there! You will be missed.

    Beth

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  2. I’m in tears. A sad but beautiful and heart warming blog. Ellen I remember your stories about Chenna when we worked at CEVA – I loved listening to them. She’ll always be in your heart ❀️ I’m so sorry Ellen. Take care.
    Leni xx

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  3. Fox says,
    I am here to welcome, you, Chenna.
    You tried to help me when I needed it, I’ll show you around the Rainbow Bridge. We’re never far from our humans. The need us close by for a little while yet.
    Lita says,
    You’ll be missed, you psycho.
    It was an honour to bid you farewell and cry alongside your mum.
    Vale, brave, fearless, spitty one.
    Xo

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  4. Thanks for the journey, Chenna! ❀ It's been great fun reading your posts.

    I'm sorry hear about your kitty, Ellen–I lost my own "devil cat" about 5 years ago until similar circumstances and I won't pretend it wasn't very hard. Hugs to you.

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  5. I’m sorry to hear that, Devilcat. Your doppelganger, Angel, says meow and he’ll miss your antics. Meow to Ellen that I send her hugs and, to you, loving scratches on your head. ❀

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