Charles Emerges Victorious!
Nothing like driving three hours for a ten minute appointment.
Here's a reminder of Charles three days post-surgery:
And here's post-surgery Day 13:
And here's Day 14 (today), after removal of the staples:
His neurologist said he's healing well and his recovery shouldn't be as painful (for him or for us) as she first anticipated. She said that whatever we're doing is working beautifully and he can work back up to regular activity over the next six weeks. He can begin with walking half way around the block, a couple of times a day for a week, then next week all the way around the block. No off leash for six weeks and no running, but we can work him up to a brisk walk or light jog.
He probably will never be 100%, but we knew that going in, and I must say that his mood has been transformed and he's back to what he was like six months ago, before this all began. I'll bring a camera when I walk him so you can see how happy he is!
Thanks for all the well wishes!