For those of you wondering, our dog made it through the ACL surgery quite well. He is healing slowly and has only just been given the doctor's permission to start walking. We have been carrying him everywhere.
Prior to surgery, he was given a pain patch which consisted of fentanyl delivered transdermally through the patch. The patch made him loopy beyond belief. He whined and whimpered for 3 days straight--not even a break to sleep. He literally went 3 days with no sleep. The patch made him dysphoria and he wound up taking a serious swipe at his left eye in his stoned stupor. In doing this, he took off a significant chunk of his cornea. After waiting a week to let it heal, a specialist recommended that we have the eye removed. The concern was that there was no way to save his vision in that eye and there was significant risk that the eye could literally explode at any point if he bumped it on something.
He had the eye removed on Thursday. He's recovering really well. Was even playing with his toys Thursday night after surgery. Now we just have to help him regain the strength in the leg with the repaired ACL.
2014 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost with 3.31 rear drive
2016 White Hawk 23MRB