Today has been a day of progress. From just a couple of days ago, thinking we might be losing him due to his pain, we are seeing glimmers of the old dog again. It's clear the pain is greatly reduced. He actually brought the ball back once tonight, when Kindle over-ran it. He was so happy with himself, and it made me so happy to see.
He also did a pass along the fence, just to let the neighbor dog know he was still on patrol. I never thought I would see the day where a little fence fighting was a welcome relief.
The sores are slow to heal, and they aren't pretty to look at, but I don't care. He looks much more settled, and much more like the dog I knew before the outbreak.
He is still licking his mouth a lot, and that tells me it's still uncomfortable, but I haven't seen any face pawing today, and only a couple of spells of nasal rattling, with very little nasal discharge.
All in all, I'm feeling so much more hopeful, so thankful for answered prayers, and for a group of friends more generous than I ever imagined. We are so blessed. Thank you, everyone!