Ahhhh… a PERFECT ending to an AWFUL day!
5:30 am–Nikki woke me to let me know that she was in labor.
10:00 am–Nikki still in labor… no puppies appearing….
10:30 am–Nikki passed an empty sac that had just never taken. Hopefully the puppies will come now! Nope.
12:00 pm–When Nikki was examined, the tip of a puppy’s head could be felt at the very end of the fingertips in the birth canal.
1:00 pm–Nikki having contractions… first puppy not moving down the birth canal….
4:00 pm–Still in labor… puppy not moving… getting very worried, but still trusting God!
6:30 pm–Begin calling vets just in case… Has now been over 12 hours of labor on and off….
7:00 pm–Vets are recommending doing a C-section. Worried!
7:30 pm–Finally contacted a vet who didn’t have a jam-packed schedule!
8:00 pm–Taking Nikki to the vet for a C-section.
8:30 pm–Met the vet and his assistant–both very nice, friendly, down-to-earth, and understanding! Vet checked to see if he could get the stuck puppy out without a C-section. Not possible.
8:45 pm–Vet and assistant told us (Mom and I) that we could watch the C-section and help towel off the puppies as they are removed. Surprised and very happy! We thought we would be stuck in a waiting room! Nope! 🙂
9:00 pm–C-section under way with us watching and eagerly waiting to help!
9:30 pm–First puppy removed…. Stillborn! :’-(
9:45 pm–Second puppy… a healthy, little boy! Praise the Lord!
10:00 pm–Puppy removal complete: total of 5 very healthy, happy little things (3 males, 2 females)! Hallelujah!
10:15 pm–Puppy care complete… all breathing well and moving around under heat lamp…. Nikki coming to after C-section…
10:30 pm–Putting puppies with Nikki to nurse… afraid she might reject them since she didn’t have a natural birth…. Nikki licking her puppies! Good sign! YAY!
10:45 pm–Headed home after a very tiring, anxious, yet very happily-ended day! I can’t thank the vet, his assistant, and the Lord enough!
One Reply to “Puppies!”
you are so cute Sara, Thanks for sharing about your puppy experience. It is awesome to see the miracle of life happening! 🙂