L: Miles wearing an e-collar so he does not get to his stitches.
R: Weeks later at potty time with leash & harness & now able to take footsteps!
Miles ruptured his L5-L6 on March 16, 2010. He had lost the use of his hind legs, bladder and bowel control. Surgery was within 6 hours at Gulf Coast Hospital here in the Houston area. We are 6 weeks post op today and were formally released by the surgeon as Miles is doing so well.
We did STRICT crate rest for 24/7 and we still carry him to potty. He is under "house arrest" now. The surgeon was just extremely pleased that we followed her orders and that of Dodgers List to a "T". You truly do get out of recovery what you put into it.