The only way we've been able to get Lexie to use the bathroom since she's come home from MedVet is to put on her harness and walk her out to the grassy median in front of the house. For some reason, she has no problem manipulating the two sets of steps leading from our front door and down to the walkway, so I'm totally puzzled about why she won't do the same for the steps in the back yard.
Anyway, Justin and I had the best, laziest Saturday with our Lou. She spent most of the day zonked out due to her pain medication, but during the times she was awake she was all smiles.
While we were cuddling, the "old Lou" made her first appearance since before her surgeries. One of the reasons why Lexie earned her reputation as being "our little turd" is because of how demanding she can be when it comes to receiving cuddles and attention. As you can see in the following video, if I stopped petting her for more than a few seconds, she'd start groaning in protest:
By the way, I realize that some people may find Lexie's incisions a little hard to look at, but, if it makes you feel any better, her incisions look really good, especially compared to after her last surgery. Here is a side-by-side comparison:
So, I guess that's the update for now. She's happy and her wounds all look good, but we haven't made a ton of forward progress yet in terms of her adjustment to blindness. It's only been two days, though. I can tell you this much: it's going to be SO HARD for me to leave Lexie and go to work tomorrow. I'm probably going to worry about her all day, but at least Justin always comes home for lunch and he can check on her for me.