Thursday, 5 December 2019

Dudley update - the results

I'm using almost the same words I've used to at least a few bloggy friends- right now I can't reinvent them so here goes:

Georgina, Dudley's favourite vet, phoned us late this afternoon with his pathology results.

Using fancy speak it was a melanocytoma - basically a melanoma,which thank goodness is benign.The wound is so big as they took away a fair bit of margin around it and the borders of that are totally clear. I'm so relieved and yet stunned - melanoma was my worst unspoken fear, and possibly theirs, and of course it's wonderful that it's benign/hasn't spread.

From the rapid bit of Googling I've done it seems to often stem from a hair follicle if it's on the dog's tummy or such and also it tends to affect dogs under one year old. Exactly Dudley's visual symptoms and around his age group.

We apparently did really well to jump to attention and get him to the vet when we did and will both be giving him an even more thorough check at least once a week, although with luck he should sail merrily through to old age.

Of course, he'll lie on his back and absolutely love being stroked! Hooray for Dudley - a positive result and he's also 'positively' delighted at the prospect of being fondled even more than usual.

Which takes us full circle -  as that's exactly how Len initially found it in the first place!

And the little chap? Fast asleep and totally oblivious here with his head on one of my slippers, with my foot inside, so he knows if I move away from the desk!

With grateful thanks for all your positive thoughts for this happy outcome, and a happy albeit unknowing woofle from Dudley.

Much love,


43 comments:

Liz said...

Wonderful news, Di! xx

Greta said...

So, so glad you caught it early & the margins are clear! Early Christmas present, for sure! Happy Holidays to all 3 of you!

Cathy said...

Wonderful news Di, have a relaxing break at Christmas, Cathy xx

Christine Alexander said...

I'm so happy to hear about the clear margins :)

Jane Willis said...

Wonderful news, and I can reassure you that now it's gone it's gone for good, because Mark had one removed from his back a few years ago (not discovered when he was lying on his back having his tummy tickled, though!) and has had no sign of a recurrence.
Jane

ike said...

Oh, I am so glad you got this good news before Christmas. I hope you all have a perfect time and Dudley stays safe and well xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Yeah for Dudley!!

Kathyk said...

Terrific news, thanks so much for the update - special hugs to Dudders

Happy Thursday

Kathyk

Sarn said...

Wahoooooooo! Great news. Much relief all round!

Xxxxxxxxxxx

LesleyG said...

Wagging my tail, phew that's a relief! Xxx

Elizabeth said...

That's such good news, Di. I'm sure it's a relief to you both to know that Dudley is going to be just fine. Hugs to you all. xxx

Claire said...

Isn't that a little Christmas magic especially for you three. I hope you can take a deep breath, relax and begin to enjoy the festivities of the season x

Lia said...

Hurray for Dudley and you guys!! Such good news is worth a celebration!!
Lia xx

Sue - said...

Great news Di.xx

Jules said...

What brilliant news to read Di .. .. that must have been one very huge sigh of relief from both yourself and Len!

A worrying time for both of you but now its behind you .. .. just in time for Christmas!

Hope Dudley is recovering well.

Love Jules xx

Kath said...

That's such good news Di and a great relief too.
Kath x

Sandra H said...

That’s brilliant news Di and a relief for you and Len so pleased with the results and you acted quickly sending lots of love x

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Glad to hear the good news!

Pat said...

So pleased that the results are good Di and am sure by now Dudley is bouncing around and enjoying extra cuddles. x

Brenda in IN said...

How wonderful it is over and done and Dudley is safe and well. Good for Len finding it quick and getting him in to the Vet. Blessings to you and Dudley.

MadeByMeghanK said...

GREAT NEWS DUDLEY! HUGS from Maddie and Meghan

KT Fit Kitty said...

So happy you and Len discovered it early and that the procedure ended with happy news! I was thinking about little Dudley last night and wondering if you had found out, so thanks for letting us know!

Vicky Hayes said...

Thank goodness Di! I always think that the more time you spend stroking, grooming and cuddling your pets, the more likely it is that you'll catch anything early. So glad for you. Vicky xx

Jeanne H said...

Yippy Yay!! Am thrilled for you and for Dudley. Thanks for letting us in blogland. Hugs to all.

Darnell said...

What fantastic news, Di! And a big pat on your backs for being vigilant parents and getting the spot seen to when you did! Give Dudley extra fondles from me, too!! A Happy Holiday blessing! Hugs, Darnell

Em Louise Fairley said...

Whew! Sending gentle hugs to all of you xoxo

cuilliesocks said...

What brilliant news Di, and well done to you for spotting it at an early stage. A big hug for Dudley, Kate x x

jimlynn said...

I'm SOOOO thankful Dudley is ok!!! Thank heavens y'all spotted this when you did. Sending Dudley belly rubs!
lynn

Kathleen said...

Great news.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Hip Hooray for Dudley!!! :D :D Such very good notices!!! Thanks for let we know the results!! I'm sure you both now are so relieved, and me too! :)
A surplus of cuddles to the little chap!! :D
Big hugs

Bunny said...

That is good news. It's really good that y'all found it by giving the little fella a nice rub down. [Bunny]

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful news after a very scary few days!
Blessings
Maxine

Susan said...

So glad for you, Len, and Dudley!

Valerija said...

Wonderful news. I'm so glad for you all.
Valerija xx

Becca Yahrling said...

What a relief to know it's benign!!! So happy to hear that. :-)

Karenladd said...

Oh, my heart dropped when I saw the words melanoma, but am I to understand that it could have become malignant if let go? Thank goodness you were on top of it right away and had the resources to get it taken care of. With Dudley's long coat you won't even be able to tell he had the surgery once his fur grows back.
Isn't this the best Christmas present ever?!!

Brigitte said...

oh!!!!! I'm so happy for Dudley and your family. It's good news!!!! Hugs, Brigitte

KandA said...

I'm so pleased for you and Len and of course Dudley. I heard your sigh of relief from here! xx

Aquarius said...

Sorry I missed seeing this post - sometimes and for no apparent reason a post won't move up in the list on my side bar. That is really good news and Dudley is one lucky dog in having owners who are so vigilant and caring. Hugs to all

Hazel said...

I was so pleased to hear this news, although poor Dudley has been through the wars, and you two have been there so much too with the stress and worry. Well done, Dudley, for resting on mum's slipper ... love to all xx

Linby said...

I am so pleased he is ok. I had a very similar thing with my Westie when he was around the same age and I remember how awful it was. He had it on his head and afterwards he always had a funny line in his hair where the scar was. Give Dudley a hug from me.
L x

EmmaT said...

Aww poor little man and you, such worry but pleased to read its all good. I wish him a speedy recovery. Hugs Emmax

NanaConnie said...

I'm playing catch up on the Dudley news before I leave Saturday on my Christmas travels around the western USA and this is wonderful! I'm so happy for Dudley, and both of you of course, and admit to having kept him in my prayers. :-D