I am so glad to hear that he is doing so swell. Hopefully the next couple of days will fly by and not be hard on him or you. You are staying home for a few days right? I think I read that in another post..that is probably a great thing. I think the worst thing is him trying to jump up on furniture and of course trying to remove his own stitches/staples. Get your rest and keep us updated on how he is doing. Otis is sending his regards…
Yes, I will be around here through Sunday. I made this weekend a long one (I sure do not mind it).
He has not attempted to lick/chew at his wound (if I recall, they did not use external stitches), although I have had trouble with him jumping up and off the couch. This is something that is hard to prevent without me holding onto him all day. It's not a huge jump for him, but i'm still trying to prevent the frequency. He's been sleeping mostly so he has not really jumped up onto the couch much. Just a few times. I'll remember to carry him to bed instead of letting him jump up (that certainly takes more effort for him).
Strange to see him sleep all day, and to hear him snore. He is completely out.
I still find it funny how they didn't take my advice seriously. When I told them he was crate phobic, they were sure he'd be too tired to care. Nope, he "was awake right away, which we don't normally see". Don't underestimate the energy and resilience of a Basenji.