Pike came through his unilateral cryptorchid neuter and dewclaw removal just fine, and came home yesterday evening.
He has an incision in his abdomen as well as his scrotum, and his poor right front leg is shaved with a scary looking incision. The dewclaw removal was more intensive than the vet expected, and it wound up being an orthopedic surgery to get the bone and regrowth that had happened, rather than just removing a little bit of nail bed. The claw had grown back wrong and would've caused serious issues if left alone. He had to get an antibiotic shot as a precaution, due to the nature of the surgery.
All three sites look clean and good though. Very neat stitches and small incisions, save for his wrist. Next to no drainage, minimal redness, no swelling. Very, very pleased with this vet. They were absolutely wonderful.
He's in the cone of shame, and while he was pretty doped up when he came home he is much more alert now (11pm on Friday, as I write the next day's post the previous evening). He wants to eat, and still wants to be close to me, so that's good. He's walking fine, albeit a little slow. He's been surprisingly accepting of the cone. He's slept a good amount, which is perfect, and it seems to be a nice, restful slumber.
He'll on pain meds for 6 days, and in the cone for about that long, if not longer. As soon as the cone is removed he goes to lick at his leg, so I foresee him being in it for a good while. We have a recheck with the vet in 10 days, assuming nothing goes wrong.