Teddy is almost 2 weeks out from the surgery to implant a shunt in his head and a drain inside his thigh. Recovery will be slow but there was no other option to control the pressure on his brain, since he was born with hydrocephalus. After the shock of his appearance, the same Teddy emerges: Ted is eating and drinking as before. He is steadier on his feet since the surgery, better able to rise to a sitting or standing position. He is walking a little more cautiously but still willing to wander off into the yard in search of great smells. Teddy starts the day with a buggy ride. Once back on solid ground he might nap before we walk slowly up and down the driveway. Ted has ventured onto the sidewalk by himself and we try to walk a little farther every day. Teddy goes back to the UW Madison Vet Care on Friday 4/18 for suture removal and a follow-up exam.