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Old 11-19-2012, 12:49 PM
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Good morning guys,

Last night I was rubbing T-Sha's belly and noticed she has a squishy lump almost the size of a quarter kind of towards the bottom of her rib cage but its under the skin. She doesn't seem to know it's there nor does it bother her when I touch it. I can pretty much move it around and feels like jelly if that helps any. I'm really worried! I'm freaking out hoping it doesn't have anything to do with her heart conditions because she has been coughing REALLY bad lately..or something worse for that matter .. anyone have any ideas???

She is going to the vet late tonight!
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:43 PM
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Has she seen a vet? especially if she's coughing more and has heart trouble
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:47 PM
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I'll bet this is a fibroma or 'fatty' tumor. Benign. Let us know what the vet says. Hope he can help her cough.
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She's on medication for heart disease and has her f/o with the cardiologist soon but I'm still going to let her vet know tonight about the cough, I think they mentioned another medication for that. Plus she's on medication for allergies, I hate giving her so much :/ Hopefully it is benign, fingers crossed ladies!! I will update tonight


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So vet says it is a lipomas, just a fatty tumor phew!! But to watch it to make sure it doesn't grow and so on...On another note, they did X-rays and seen her already enlarged heart grew a bit more and believe that is whats causing her to cough more AND they did blood work to check for kidney failure (side effect from heart meds) since she's been drinking and urinating numerously.

Super huge UGH! Now gotta wait on more results...my poor little girl :/


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Aww hang in there sweetie. Sounds like you are doing everything and
more for your girl. I am sending healing thoughts and hope you get good
results. Keep us posted.
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Oh, I hope everything goes well. Poor sick baby... That must be heartbreaking. I hope you get good results too and she gets better and stronger.
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So sorry to hear about this. It must be horrible waiting for the results. I'm glad the bump wasn't anything to worry about! Sending good luck thoughts xox
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