UPDATE FROM ACT V:Tonight we have exciting news.
Phoenix got his walking papers from the ICU...!
That's right, discharged.
He was perky this afternoon and found his voice (he has an adorable bark), and he also has a gigantic appetite. He was allowed to be outside for a few minutes to sniff the air and see the sights. He can stand and walk (although he is all bandaged up like a mummy) and couldn't be any cuter.
Today was a good day filled with happy news, a cute puppy and lots of yummy treats. Nighty-night!