Luna’s puppies we’re born 2 days ago, on the 27th of March. 7 beautiful pups. She had the first two while Wolfe was still at work and I was alone with her, she went into labour fast, and moved through to delivering quickly. We thought we would have time for Wolfe to get home before any puppies were born if I called him when she started to show the signs. No such luck for me.Â Thankfully he arrived as I was helping deliver puppy number 3.
It was a bit tense, Luna wasn’t doing all the necessary things on her own, so there was a lot of sac tearing, and cord tying off and cutting, suctioning of little noses and throats, brisk rubbing and drying to get little bodies kicking and breathing.Â Helping puppies find nipples.Â Juggling puppies between nipples and the heating pad. Seven little squirmers came out in just 3 and a half hours.Â Sometimes for some dogs it can be almost 3 hours between puppies, not for Luna, a couple of them came out practically back to back. At one point we had two out still attached to two placentas inside. Tricky business.Â For the first day all the puppies seemed fine and well, suckling, gaining weight, then we had one puppy start to fall behind. She was the runt of the litter, and she started losing interest in suckling, she would drink a little and fall off the nipple. We started working hard to keep her on the nipple, but were losing the battle. Today her weight was down, which is not the direction you want it going in. So Luna and pups were off to the vet so the vet could take a look at her. It seems she may have some form of infection, and she is now on antibiotics and we also have some puppy formula to feed her as well to try and get her weight up.Â We’re hoping and pulling for her as best we can, but I’m worried we’re going to lose her. We’ll do everything in our power not to. If we can’t get the puppy formula in her with the tools we were given, a few different methods, then the next step will be tube to the stomach – risky, so we won’t do it unless as a last resort.
Oddly enough, she’s the only puppy out of the lot that I ended up giving a ‘name’ to, just because she has a distinctive diamond spot on her forehead, so I call her bijouÂ – French for jewel.
I’ve been exhausted, and having a lot of pain, lots of work around the puppies, and not sleeping well. That being said. I LOVE having the puppies and doing this. They are more beautiful and amazing than words can say. I’ve started working on a website for the puppies. Hug a Bug Puppies , not much there yet because I’ve been so busy, but will post photos, etc. there soon. I want to wait because I don’t want to post too much about little bijou.. puppy #3. And then lose her.
Here’s a picture of her… send her your positive thoughts, well wishes, hopes and dreams. Prayers if you believe in prayer.
Here’s another photo, and look for more on their puppy site when it gets completed.« Prev：Recommended reading Bijou：Next »