Lisa, x-penning the furniture is what we were doing before the surgery. It worked great to prevent jumping on the furniture, but it didn't prevent him racing to the back door if he saw something or heard something. I was dreading putting him in the x-pen during the day because I thought he would have a fit. Unbelievably, he hasn't. He seems perfectly content in there during the day. Of course it is here in the den where he can see us and see outside, so he's happy and it also protects him from his bratty little brother.
Believe me I know that the success of the surgery is at stake. I am being careful to the point of paranoid. He is either on a leash attached to me or in his pen during the day. At night he is on a short leash attached to the bottom of his crate. He has enough leash to get out and lay right next to me on the bed or go back into his crate and that's as far as he can go. It's just a matter of ME being able to sleep. I'll give this arrangement another night or two. If I am still "sleepless in Oklahoma", I will put an air mattress in here in the den and sleep in his x-pen with him.
On a good note - when we were out earlier, he started walking on all 4's.
Not exclusively, but several steps at a time. Of course, then a guy had to walk past just outside our fence. He tried to bolt and run when he saw him. His leash was short and I had a good hold of it, but it still aggravated me because, he tried to push off with both back legs.
I don't think he did any damage, but then I don't know how I would know for sure. It's just that sort of thing that just seems unavoidable no matter how careful you are.
What did I miss with with your girl? I don't remember seeing anything about an injury.