First article, read Treating a Torn/Ruptured Cranial Crucial Ligament (CCL) in Dogs (ACL)
I would have guessed that she would have been off in La-La-Land with all the meds that she was ramped up on (Meloxicam, Tramadol, Cephalexin, Acepromazine), but she seemed to be absolutely miserable. We’re still not sure if she was crying from being in pain, or crying because we had to keep her in a cage. My gut feeling is that it was the latter of the two because we’ve never really had to confine her.
Thankfully, after crying through the entire night and only 2 hours of sleep for me, she turned off the waterworks and we haven’t heard a peep from her since – 2 days later now. The most difficult part is (and will continue to be) limiting her activity to zero. The only time she can come out of her cage is a couple times a day (on a leash) when we take her out to the bathroom.