My buddy Pete is about done with his 2nd surgery recovery period. He needed both knees fixed. He's of course HIGH energy at 18 months, and keeping him calm has been the hardest part! We used a lot of Triazadone to keep him "manageable" but it seems like it's been much longer than 9 weeks! He did a lot of crate time, and we used baby gates to keep him confined too. It's a pain now it's getting cold taking him out on a leash for every pee break, only 10 days left until the final x-ray !! Seriously he's done great for both surgeries, and didn't limp at all after 5 days. That's the tough part.... keeping them chilled when they start feeling good again! Hang in there!!