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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stubby's mom is a lifesaver...

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,
The Smushies


Diane said...

Oh Stella, it is so good to hear everything turned out okay. Thank goodness you caught it early. We can't have our girl down & out!
Sending you tummy kisses, Stella!
xoxo Diane

Hank said...

Whew! Thank gawd Aunt Michelle saw that! Yeah, sometimes it just takes a differnt set o' hands tuh notice this stuff.

Pee S tuh Gunther: That Jerry looks like a good fella. Think ya could send him my way?

Salinger The Pug said...

WOW...good save Aunt Michele!!!

Aren't Stubby and his peeps FUN? They're like some of our most favoritest peeps EVER!!!

Kiss poor Stella's "tissue" for us!

Sandy Mastroni said...

SO happy to read that everything is okay !!!!!!

Puglette said...

hooray for belly rubbing!! we like to lean our puggy's back against our shoulders and give them a good stretch and belly rub. it's known as a puggy luvin', belleh rubbin' session.

i am so glad stella's tumor was caught early and should give her no further problems. and thank goodness for lots of hands on love!

Chicas Libelulas said...

Hola Estelita!
We are so Happy that bumpy is now away, we hope you feel better, and if you get any medicinies they are wrap in cheese
Spongy & Licky & La Mamma

dw said...

Great news that you caught it early enough that nothing else needs to be done!! Or rather that Michele caught it early enough!! Nice going StubbyMom! Glad the whole Smushie crew had fun with Stubby's family -- they are great, aren't they? :)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Stella I am so sorry that you had to go take a nap at the VET!!
butt I am REEAAAALLLLY glad that it was found and taken care of!!

Roxie said...

Yea for Stella and three cheers for Michelle for giving such a productive belly rubbin'. You can rub my belly any time Ms Michelle. Hope to see you soon Stella.

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Winston Wilbur said...

Oh we are so relieved to hear that Stella is fine. What a scare. Thanks to Stubby's mum for pointing it out. Yeah!!

Um I asked Mum if it meant that if the Dr removed the fat around the tumour does that means Stella has lost weights.... I think it is called lipsuction. Oh and a tummy tuck too. Wow she must be totally skinny now! Mum said no it is not that kind of surgery.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Stella
You are such a brave little girl to go to the doctors and have the boo boo monsters taken away.
Aunt Mechelle was like a little guardian angel to you when she found the boo boo.
We are so happy that you got into the doctors so fast and to hear the dr fixed you all up and now you just needs to rest and get better.
I know that was so scary for your mom and dad. Boo boo monsters are no fun,.

Stubby said...

Hi Smushies! I couldn't believe my ears when Mom read me this post. OMD! A mast cell tumor on my little Stella?

I'm so glad my mom found the boo boo and that everything is okay. I don't want my little Stella with the sickies.

It was so great visiting with you guys. I wanted to stay on your ranch forever and so did mom. She said she'll definitely be back and that maybe she'll bring me with.

Stubby xoxo

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Oh Stella we hope you are recovering. What a sweetie Stuby's Mom was noticing the ugly bump. Our Mom is always checking for weird things...we just think she is crazy though hee hee. Well wishes Stella!

Tuni and Sequoia

Yours Truly said...

I am SO glad your people found the bump before it got any bigger!

Love, Marlene

Tucker said...

Oh wow - Good thing for Stubby's Mom and belly rubs. Stella I hopes you are all better soon!

woof - Tucker

Anonymous said...

Wow! Stubby's mom is a real-life angel! I think she was just MEANT to be there - right place at the right time. I'm so happy that Stella's doing A-okay. Um, I have to go. My mom wants to feel my belly.

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. My word verify thingie is "hootas." BOL!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh my goodness smushies!

we are so sorry we have been behind and did not see your post until now.

stella we are sending you huge hugs and kisses.

stubby and michele are magical aren't they?

we love all of you!

m & e

Priscilla said...

Whoa! Stella, so happy they found it in time. Did you get a little bonus lipo whilst you were in there?

Not that you need it. Not at all. But you know, while you were there, why not?