Momma may be a bit over dramatic, but she really does feel that Stubby's
momma saved Stella's life.
See all the lovin' and snugglin' Stella is getting from Ms. Michelle? Well normally we'd be really jealous, but while rubbing Stella's Buddha belly she noticed a lumpy bumpy thing.
Momma said she felt it too, but thought it was one of Stella's many girly nipples (tee hee). Upon closer inspection, Momma saw that unless Stella sprouted an extra nipple, it was a lump. Not good.
So the next day, momma had Stella at the vet (with Betty cause she needed lookin' at too). Dr. Stephens said that lumpy bumpy thing had to come off STAT because he wasn't comfortable with it's appearance.
In went Stella for a little nip and tuck.
As it turned out, that lumpy bumpy thing was a Mass Cell Tumor. Dr. Stephens said on a scale of 1 - 3 it was only a 1 because we caught it early enough. He also said he took some extra
fat tissue around it so the pathologists are confident he got it all. No further surgery or treatment is required!
Whew!! What a huge scare for all of us.
If it wasn't for Stubby's family comin' to visit us, who knows what could have happened! Well, momma would have noticed it eventually, but we're sure counting our blessings things worked out like they did.
Plus, we got to spend time with Stubby and his family.
Love and thanks,