And now for the bad news…..I’ll keep it short. This post is not to garnish sympathy. I know in this “business” we have highs and lows. And that if you’re in it long enough you will have tough days along with the good ones. It’s just to keep you appraised of real life and what we have going on.
Rosie went into labor early and needed help. She was able to deliver the first pup on her own, but then labor stalled and we had to head to the vet for a c-section to deliver the rest of the litter. They looked full-term and we all did out best, but we lost all of her puppies (there were four).
(The incubator was warmed up for the babies so instead Rosie got to use it as she woke up from surgery.)
(A little more awake and moved into a crate to recover more.)
This happened on Tuesday. She came home with me that night and she is doing pretty well physically. I know it’s hard for her though to wake up and not have any puppies to take care of. Plus she has to be in the same part of the house (where it’s warm) where Hazel and Gracie are with their puppies which makes it extra trying.
She’s on pain meds and antibiotics as she heals, plus I’m giving her some things to help her calm down as she shown some anxiety and restlessness which I’m sure is from missing her babies.
She’ll get through this, but I’m still really sad for her. So keep Rosie in your thoughts as she heals from this big loss.