To make sure the healing process goes well, he has to stay in his kennel for 8 weeks. The only exceptions to that are when we take him outside to do his business, or if we are home and can supervise him, he can be out of his kennel if he is just laying on the floor. We got him a large dog pillow and ever since we brought him home 2.5 hours ago, he has been laying on it and hasn't really moved. He is really groggy from all the medicine, which is good, because resting is the best thing for him right now.
It is going to be a long 8 weeks trying to keep him from moving much at all, but it is definitely worth it! After the first 8 weeks, we'll do physical therapy with him here at home. That will last another 8 weeks before he can go back to full normal activity. We are glad everything went well and that we can now start the road to recovery. Here are some pictures of him after we got him home.
Poor Maverick and his shaved leg