I JUST went through this with Bogey last week! He is 41/2 months. Same exact scenario minus the cherry eye but he did have an eye infection we were dealing with at the same time! Anyway: if you are taking him home the same day, expect a very groggy puppy. My vet put a god-awful cone on his head that I took off 30 seconds after we got home! It made him sooooo restless and all he did was try to get it off, so I decided to take my chances that he would leave his belly alone, which he did ! He had staples in his belly from the hernia and dissolvable sutures for the neutering. They sent him home on pain med ( Rimadyl) and antibiotics . We picked him up at 5 pm and he was really lethargic, but awake. Once we got the cone off, he just went to sleep. I woke him at 7 pm to give him a little food- I went bland for him- I prepared boiled hamburger and rice. I only gave him a little to make sure he was going to keep it down. He got some dry heaves later on but did not vomit anything up, so I gave him a little more. He pooped and peed and I put him in his crate for the night. We slept in the living room with him just in case he woke up, but he slept right through. The next day, he was bouncing around like he had nothing done which freaked me out! He also was the SPAWN OF SATAN that day! NASTY, nipping,in to everything and would not follow ANY commands. I chalked it up to the anesthesia and possibly discomfort. It was a. LONG day! The next day he was pretty much back to his sweet temperment.
he will have his staples out this Friday. He has been running, jumping, rolling, and just impossible to keep down, so I have given up. If the staples were going to pop, they would have by now! Not sure what to expect with the cherry eye, biput someone will be along with some advice! Good luck! You'll be glad you did this in the long run!!