He woke me up this morning at 6am with a loud whine. Seems he needed to go poop. Good boy. We just have to take it day by day. I am impatient to see progress. He seems quite uncomfortable and pretty miserable to be honest. I am hoping to see improvement quickly.
The highlight seems to be that he slept a lot today, peacefully enough, and then, in the afternoon after a lot of sleep we went outside with all 3 dogs and he was full of beans and wanted to run. He was trying to play with Guy and Chloe but they don't seem to know what to make of him. Unfortunately, now he is a little lame and seems a bit in pain. It's the end of the day, too, so his pain meds may be wearing off, although they are supposed to last 24 hours and he is on actually a large enough dose for his size.
He ate very well today, drank lots of water. He went to the toilet ONLY outside. He's semi-housetrained. He's eating again now (it's 10pm)... All good signs. Still very difficult to see him in pain. But, I have to believe that every day that goes by he is getting a little better and that, with the antibiotics, the Advantage, good food, lots of sleep, and the other dogs around to bolster his mood, he is improving in some small way, even though he still looks like shit and is clearly uncomfortable. Fingers crossed for the little guy.