The end of last week was a little difficult. We found that one area of his incision / staples was red and puffy. We also found a little bit of blood on his pillow. Our initial reaction was that it could be an infection.
We contacted the Neurology department and unfortunately they were having a very busy day. It took more than 5 hours to hear back from them. From their guidance we thought it best to watch it for another day - the bleeding stopped, there wasn't any pus, and there was no heat being radiated from the spot.
Luckily the site didn't get any worse and Bucket was still improving each day.
It seems silly but it's the little things Bucket does that makes us so happy to see he's improving. The first new improvement was on Friday. Bucket was able to stretch his back legs while sleeping. Up until yesterday he hadn't been able to itch his face either (yes we would do it for him). Yesterday and this morning he was able to use his right hind leg (the weaker leg) to itch his face.
This week Bucket will be able to get his staples removed and he'll have his first physical therapy appointment. We just hope they don't try to get him in a pool - boy does he hate water lol!!!