It has been a long hard road but I am overjoyed to report that Bender is doing really well. The pain has subsided and he has been comfortable for the last two weeks.
He is currently taking one tablet of Amitriptyline and 3 tablets of Pregabalin per day. We plan to slowly titrate these medications down over the next week.
The incision has fully healed and stitches were removed yesterday.
Bender’s weight and strength have been increasing day by day (he lost 10 pounds while at the hospital). He can get around with no help and has no problem with small sets of stairs.
I can’t thank the University of Guelph Animal Hospital enough for saving our boy’s life. They went above and beyond to ensure he was pain free and able to live a happy life.
Additionally, thanks everyone for your support throughout this nightmare.
I will continue to provide updates on his progress.