Thursday, September 22, 2016


Bet you're wondering where I've been!!

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Well I've been keeping it on the QT lately. I've been having some health concerns and the last thing I need is TMZ plastering my face all over their website with headlines like "Where Has Stella Been??!! Is She Healthy Enough To Be President??!! Is Her Mommy Still Buying Her Little Rubber Balls??!!"

The truth is I've had some bad and not so bad seizures over the past 6 months. The last time, I had what they call cluster seizures. I don't remember much. But when all was said and done Mommy had lots of scratches and black and blue marks all over her arms and legs. I'm sure I had nothing to do with that. Maybe she threw herself down a flight of stairs. Who knows?! She's such a drama queen.

Anyway, I needed some tests done. The first one was blood work. Since my previous blood work showed an elevated liver enzyme the vet lady suggested I have a Bile Acids test. Let me tell you something... fasting for blood work is stupid! I don't have time to fast! I have a routine, people! Everyday Mommy feeds me my breakfast as soon as I wake up! I eat before anybody!!
But the day I had to have my blood work... No breakfast!! So I sat and burned a hole through Mommy staring at her until it was time for my appointment.

That test didn't come back normal. Which could mean I have a liver shunt. I have know idea what that is. But Mommy does and it isn't good.

So the next test I needed was to have an ultrasound of my liver and that was done today. Let's hope TMZ doesn't get a photo of that! Did I mention I had to fast for that, too??!!! What is it with you humans with tests and not eating??!!

Well, I'm happy to announce my liver looks AWESOME. Okay, the vet man didn't use that exact word. But I felt it fitting in my sentence. He saw no shunts and my liver looked good and was a good size. I'm sure it smiled and winked at him.

Mommy still thinks it has something to do with the commercial dog food I eat. But the vet man didn't want to hear it. Then again, the vet people sell "prescription" commercial dog food. So... ummmm... I don't think he'd talk bad about it.
It's just weird because Gracie has had seizure, too.

So the really GREAT news is Mommy is cooking for me now!!!
*cough* Gracie, too.
I mean really, besides caring for me 24/7, bathing me, taking me places like the vet's office, playing with me, wiping and/or the occasional pulling something out of my butt, petting me, buying me little rubber balls... that's the LEAST she can do!

So I will continue to live my awesome life and if I have any more seizures in the future I know my Mommy (and my Daddy) will take good care of me.

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I thought you might enjoy these photos of me playing with my little pink rubber ball today.

I'm way ahead of you, TMZ!!

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Phyllis Wood said...

Stella, it is wonderful to hear from you, although Mommy has done a great job of keeping us all up to date. It is such a relief to hear that your liver is AWESOME. Nothing can stand in the way of your being president now!! Although, from the action shots, I think that you could have been in the Olympics.
Hugs to you and Gracie.

bayrayschild said...

Stella you have AWESOME parents! You are very lucky to have them and might I mention how cute you are. So glad to hear your good news and wishing you and Gracie the best of health!


Carol Roll said...

So glad she is doing so good and she's so athletic, such a beautiful bostie!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Stella glad to hear that your liver is okay and your out playing with your ball!
Your Mom and Dad are taking great care of you and Gracie so you better love on them lots!

Peri said...

I am glad to read that you are doing okay now. I agree with you and wondering why the humans believe in NOT EATING PROPERLY...I mean what is the point of the day starting if you don't get breakfast??? So, I understand totally. I have had some allergy and tummy problems and have to go to the vet...gosh, CatMomma calls it the Spa..she thinks I don't know what a Spa really is! But I love her...she holds my tail at night...for some reason it makes her happy to do so! Moms, what can we do but love 'em? Glad to see you are playing with the little rubber balls too! CatDaddy gave me some catnip yesterday...and I refused to share it with Brynn and Mackie...they are snarky to me because they are younger. So, take care and stay warm at night now that it is finally fall weather!!
Your friend, Zipper the Golden Cat

Stella BostonTerrier said...

Thanks, everybody!!! You guys are swell!! ♥

Raymond Homestead said...

I'm so glad your liver is awesome Stella, that makes me happy! You have a great mommy and daddy that takes such good care of you. Your cuteness level by the way is off the charts, no need to test for that!! :)