Well, we are day 3 at home and things are going pretty well with Ivan. He is such a trooper, he never complains about his neck. The only time I can tell he needs pain meds is when he gets really whinny. I have to clean it twice a day and the first time I literally almost threw up but I am a pro at it now. This last time we even got the tape off without ripping out neck hair. I am so proud of my little man.