Lebowski's exam went well yesterday. His doctors are still really pleased with his progress and his next check up is in two weeks. He is getting better control of his bladder and bowels, and doesn't have to go as frequently. They told me this is a good sign. His recovery time is still estimated at 4-6 weeks after surgery. We are in week two so he still has 2-4 weeks (or more) to go. He did scratch his ear for the first time last night! He is improving slowly, but surely. He gets a little steadier everyday.
He still has to stay in his crate for the most part for at least two more weeks. This is to prevent any injury to his healing spine. He is allowed out provided I watch him, and he doesn't get too active. He cannot really walk yet. He does do something akin to a wobbly, hip hop dance that seems to get him around when he needs to. I will get a video of this when the rain lets up. Lebowski hates the rain and refuses to go out in it.