The drain tube was removed this morning by our local vet. It was a very easy, quick procedure, and the vet said Kip is healing well. He seems much more comfortable now that the tube is out, but we're still making him wear an old t-shirt to keep him from licking or scratching the wound. He is still taking the antibiotics and a little bit of pain meds. We'll go back next week to have the stitches removed.