We checked on Billy this morning, and got news that he’s doing really well! He ate food last night (no surprise to us), and peed outside, like a good boy. He’s getting around pretty well on his own. We can pick him up this afternoon, and we are THRILLED!
Billy’s discharge appointment was scheduled for 4:30 this afternoon. Needless to say we were very excited and arrived around 4:00. We checked in with the receptionist, and after some fancy moves with a credit card, they said that we could see our big brown buddy! Since the staff had told us earlier that Billy was doing well and moving around on his own, we expected that he would be very excited to see us and go crazy when we were reunited.
This was not the case…when we saw each other, he just kind of sat there looking confused. We loved on him anyway, and prepared for the journey home. The one hour drive home went smoothly (Maggie was petting him the whole time), and he went up the stairs to the third floor like a champ (with just a little bit of help from us).
As soon as the key hit the lock, Billy bulldozed his way into our apartment and made a beeline for his food bowl. To his disappointment the bowl was empty. We filled it up and he promptly made it empty once again. Now Billy is resting quietly on his orthopedic foam bed with his head in Maggie’s lap, continuously reminding her that she is not petting him enough.
Having our best friend home with us is a great relief!