Rip's biopsy results are in...

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Postby TheRedQueen » March 8th, 2010, 9:39 am

I don't think I posted here, about Rip's lump and surgery...it all happend fast, and I was updating on FB mostly. But Ripley (12 1/2 year old Aussie) had a lump removed on Thursday...and it was sent out for biopsy and the vet just called. She said..."not awful news"...and I got teary. :(

Turns out that it was a malignent tumor...a Matrical Carcinoma...a lump made up of all sorts of stuff...hair, fat, cells, etc. She said that it won't spread to other parts of his body...but they do often come back to the same spot, so we'll have to keep an eye on that area from now on. The margins were clean...so it should be good for now.

I want to go hug him right now...but he's at my sister's house...she kept him for the weekend so he didn't hang out in a dirty field during the flyball tournament. (we crate outside/in the van)
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Postby Marinepits » March 8th, 2010, 9:57 am

Yay for clean margins!
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Postby TinaMartin » March 8th, 2010, 10:04 am

Marinepits wrote:Yay for clean margins!

DITTO! :D No more ugly lumpies! >(
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Postby Pit♥bull » March 8th, 2010, 10:10 am

Hooray for good updates :dance:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 8th, 2010, 10:17 am

I agree! I think it sounds like great news!
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Postby LMM » March 8th, 2010, 11:34 am

Another yay for clean margins!!!
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Postby amazincc » March 8th, 2010, 1:49 pm

:swoon: with relief... :D :D :D
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Postby madremissy » March 8th, 2010, 5:48 pm

Great news. !!! Great for catching it early.
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Postby iluvk9 » March 8th, 2010, 6:15 pm

Well HOORAH for "not awful news"!!!! :)
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Postby PoodleMaMaKat » March 8th, 2010, 6:18 pm

Yay for clear margins!! Hope he's home safe and sound!
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Postby hugapitbull » March 8th, 2010, 6:31 pm

I'm thinking that's the best bad news you could get. Here's hoping it doesn't decide to come back.
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Postby maberi » March 8th, 2010, 7:18 pm

hugapitbull wrote:I'm thinking that's the best bad news you could get. Here's hoping it doesn't decide to come back.


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Postby CinderDee » March 9th, 2010, 12:37 am

It sounds shocking at first but it is really good news!!! :hug3:
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Postby BullyLady » March 9th, 2010, 1:17 am

Yay clear margins!! Was this the lump that had a name?
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Postby mnp13 » March 9th, 2010, 1:35 am

Well, at least ol-whats-his-name kept himself clean... :wink:

definitely the best bad news anyone could hope for!
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Postby blabsforbullies » March 11th, 2010, 7:39 am

I'm glad to hear about the margins! :dance:
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Postby TheRedQueen » March 11th, 2010, 9:32 am

His incision site is healing beautifully...he's even got a little stubble. I usually call him my fluffy one...but since one hip is shaved, I'm calling him my 3/4 fluffly one. :D He's feeling fantastic...back to his old self. :)
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Postby Malli » March 11th, 2010, 10:19 pm

its amazing how fast they recover, isn't it?
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Postby PoodleMaMaKat » March 11th, 2010, 11:15 pm

So glad to hear Ripley is feeling better!!! Hope to see the fluff ball tomorrow!!!
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Postby Patch O' Pits » March 14th, 2010, 3:40 pm

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