Wow. I don’t know if my little bear understands this time that this surgery is good for him or what, but this recovery has been leaps and bounds better. So far at least, I’m hoping it stays this way.
Yesterday I took Bacio to get his stitches out. If you remember, when I dropped him off for surgery I had to wrestle him out of the car. He was even more difficult this time. He really hates this place. This has been the only time I had a slight fear that Bacio might snap at me. I got him inside and again, when it was our turn to walk to the back, he wouldn’t move. I had to carry the giant 65lb baby to the treatment room. After they took his stitches out, the vet tech said to me, “I hope I never have to see you again!” Me and you both pal.
As far as his recovery goes, he’s been up and moving around great. We walk about half a mile a day already! He’s also been super cuddly. In fact, I’ve had to write half this post with one hand cause he keeping begging for me to pet him or laying on my arm.
He’s also been very cuddly with Yuki too, the two of them have been laying right next to each other. Even more surprising, he’s the one that has been antagonizing Yuki to play and not the other way around. He’s not even taking pain medications anymore. I have some spare carprofen if for whatever reason he has a bad day.
We haven’t tried any stairs yet, and after last time, I’m not rushing into it. We’re crashing at my dad’s house for now. I’m really nervous about going back to my apartment because that is when his recovery took a turn for the worst last time. This time, I am going to give him all the time he needs to build some strength. Bacio seems to be up and ready to tackle the world already! It is so wonderful to see. This second time around as been so much easier so far, I hope it says this way!