I am very happy to report that Gus pooped yesterday evening for the first time since the surgery. He has had two more bowel movements since.
He is beginning to put his leg down a little. Granted, he is not putting weight on it, but he isn’t expected to so soon. He was taking 1 ½ pain pills, and today I cut him back to 1, and he seems fine. I will probably cut him back to just a half day after tomorrow if he is doing okay. It is getting harder to keep him calm. He is getting bored and wants to do more than he should. We made the mistake of taking him to town with us today (about 6 miles round trip). We have a harness to lift him into the vehicle, and that went smoothly. I assumed that would be the hard part. Little did I know he would act as he always does when going for a ride. He wanted to stand in the seat instead of sitting. He was moving around entirely too much! It will be quite a while before I try that again. As I have said before, this will be a long road…for both of us.
He spends part of his day on his dog bed looking out the front door daydreaming. I was able to get some good pics of him today.