I'm so sorry.... when I use tapatalk, I don't see this message. I know it was months ago.... but he did fine. I think because the tail vertebrae was partially amputated, it made the nerves and back end hard to control. Vegas did well and it was the best thing we could have done for him. That surgery was in 2008. He passed away at the age of 11 a few years ago. I have another with a tail pocket and when it drives her nuts... the whole house is aware. I'm so very sorry I wasn't here to answer your questions when you needed it the most. Hope all is going well.