Sorry I haven't gotten back to you till now. I haven't had a chance to hit the chain this fall. The bar on Cedar island that has the buoy is a food place to start. Lots of in's and out alond that whole piece of structure. The river is another option, minnows will be running soon, if they aren't already. Find the shinners, you will find walleyes close by.
I would check with another vet first that might much cheaper than u of m. I know by there is 3 vets in Princeton. I know vet in the metro charge more than here. As Zach said try more rest and don't let your dad watch your dog for the 6 weeks. I know it is hunting season but it's better allow your dog to heal.
Closing up the cabin tomorrow after a fantastic week-fishing was lights out. I can't thank those of you who post their ideas and experiences on here enough. I can honestly say, it has helped my fishing success tremendously!
All the best to all of you, and looking forward to next Spring already!