It takes a solid two weeks to settle into the new routine. This adjustment really makes everything better. Kaz has been feeling great and heals a little bit more every day. It's just a process. I think it takes a couple weeks to accept that and understand that this is your new (temporary) normal.
Kaz is off all pain meds (terrible gas has subsided) and is consistently bearing more weight on her right leg. I was finally able to connect with a vet tech to discuss the bump I was concerned about. She told me that as long as it wasn't getting bigger, red, or hot to the touch, I didn't have to worry about it.
She has been feeling SO good, that we took our eyes off her for a few minutes and found her sleeping atop our bed. I don't know how jumping up that high didn't hurt her, but she seemed so happy and peaceful sleeping on our bed that it was painful for us to have to carry her off.
I was worried she might be sore the next day after the jump, but when I took her outside, she headed off down the driveway like she was ready for us to go on our morning walk. She grows more and more restless and is walking around more in her penned off area. We try to keep her entertained (and laying down) with rawhide chews, hide-and-seek toys, and pumpkin-filled Kongs. She is most content when both BJ and I are in the living room with her.
Our two-week check up was delayed a few days, so we will be seeing Dr. Lozier on Thursday. Hopefully it is a good progress report!