Here is a picture of Newlie's incision site today, looks like it is doing great to me! He took his last pain pill Thursday morning and his ease of mobility improves a little bit every day. I have been taking him for short walks around the yard (on a leash, of course) when it's potty time and I also have been letting him wander around the house while I am at home to make sure he is not jumping or running. He is not allowed on the basement stairs right now, although I have been letting him go down the several steps out into the yard.
Newlie was waking me up every couple of hours at night complaining because I had the bed blocked off so he couldn't jump up there to be with me. So one night, I thought I would give it a try and I made him walk up the ramp to get on the bed and go down the ramp to get off. It was not a success, however, there just was not enough room for me, him and the cone. Last night, I slept down on the mattress on the floor with him and that wasn't too bad. He started out with 80% of the mattress, and would not shift over, so I finally used my whole body to push him over a little bit. He tried to regain territory several times during the night, but I was more than a match for him.
Newlie gets his stitches out this coming Friday.