It was a relief to bring Nathan home yesterday. I can't believe his hair is all shaved off again. He is definitely no worse than he was before this surgery, which is a huge relief. I'm really hopeful now that he will actually be able to improve more than he had.
He is on a 14-day crate rest though. 14 days is not too bad. Also, he is allowed to stay in a playpen size area, rather than a confined crate, so its really not too bad. We made a furniture fort so he can stay in the family room with his normal bed, so he's not too freaked out. I am able to work from home this week, so I've got my PC and phone right in the area where he is confined.
The doctor has given us a long list of to-dos for the next 14 days. Range of motion exercises, massage, ice, etc. He is allowed to walk with a sling on the front lawn to go potty. That's how I was able to see he can still walk. For me, that's amazing since after his first surgery, he literally could not even move his body the slightest bit.