Lewis is still hanging tough, with antibiotics and flushing of the wound. His appetite is still good and although he is quiet, he did “answer” us and seemed happy to recognize us. He also seems to sense the direction of “home” when we walked him briefly. Dr. Silveira gave us encouraging words about the nature of the drainage, and feels maybe they are getting the infection under control. We are hoping that each passing day is bringing some increased bone replacement, although radiographs will have to wait awhile before they show the actual status.We were happy to say hello to Dr. Toni Cotton, who’s visit at OSU coincided with ours. She was going to also stop in and see Lewis while she was there to see how her famous patient was progressing. It has been through the skill and dedication of these veterinarians that Lewis has had a chance to overcome this terrible ordeal.