Homer is doing well, considering. He is putting weight on it as he goes out to do his business a few times each day. He is confined to my office for 8-10 weeks. No hanging out with the other animals and no jumping up on furniture or running or anything. That’s the key to the healing process. He should be walking around okay in a couple weeks or so but will still need to be completely resting.
Homer had surgery on his leg yesterday. They broke his femur, took a wedge out and reattached with a plate. This was to straighten his very bowed thigh bone. Then they cut a circular piece out of the top of tibia and rotated it, reattaching again with plates and wires. Then they repaired his ruptured ACL. It sounds incredibly painful and I’m sure it was. Reports are that he came through it fine, except he is anxious. But he is eating well and drinking and those are excellent signs. He will need a lot of assistance in the next few weeks/months because the other knee has a ruptured ACL as well. He will be able to come home perhaps tomorrow afternoon. Wish us luck.