German Shepherd Dog > Pregnant GSD 1st litter! (166 replies)
by yellowrose of Texas on 06 January 2012 - 21:53
|Don't worry about the attack mode//|
Patent that too
I am trying to stay focused and not be silly but in order to weather myself I feel the same way...lol
Let's just stay for the puppies sake.
Thanks but I cannot get on facebook..I have dial up and it is slow as mollasses and once I tried it and 386 people contacted me in two days from all over with gsd pics and wanting to be my friend as that is what the gsd community does,,but it froze my computer I cannot log on any site or see videos..
The one u just posted came up fast...
Someone else may be able but I can email her if that shows up...wonderful..
I just need to know what size and length those bottles are...my son will figure all else out ..No need for anything but what bottle it is .
That is the most amazing thing I have seen...I know the livestock community has all kinds of feeding tables and stall for cows etc..but never seen a puppy board...lol
by Red Sable on 06 January 2012 - 22:30
|Great info stary eyed angel!|
The temperature of the milk is a good point. Keeping it warm, as they take so long to drink is what I found hard. One needs to stop and reheat.
by stary_eyed_angel on 06 January 2012 - 23:49
|I always put it in a small insulated cooler with heat packs. Worked very well for keeping it warm and I could just refill the bottle as needed. If you don't have heat packs, put rice in a sock and heat it in the microwave for a couple minutes, shifting it around every 30-45 seconds so it heats evenly. Use tongs for this as it's going to get REALLY hot. When it's hot, stick in the cooler and it'll keep the milk plenty warm enough for feedings. You can also use these to keep puppies and kittens warm but obviously you're going to want to heat it less. If it's too hot for you to grab with your hands, it's way too hot for babies. I test it against my neck since that's pretty sensitive skin. If it's comfortably warm there, I put it in with the orphan and they usually snuggle up to it pretty quickly.|
by beetree on 06 January 2012 - 23:54
|Stary eyed, why, you are so helpful with your experience! I can't imagine why you'd be "attacked". Rest assured, the mods are pretty on the ball these days.|
by Judy P on 07 January 2012 - 00:41
|I sure wish we would hear some news!! This is worse than waiting for a litter of my own. But oh well, this has been a tough day for me so I am not doing much but sitting.|
by Cavalier K9 on 07 January 2012 - 01:18
|Sorry I've been slow on the updates...I am still at greenbrier er..I have lost 4 puppies and now have 3 healthy females with 4 puppies still inside. If someone could watch my fb and post them here for me that would be great. This is a very hard day for me and I only have my cell phone so its easier for me to do updates on fn, but want to keep everyone updated.|
by stary_eyed_angel on 07 January 2012 - 01:21
|Victoria, I sent a friend request. If you can accept me, I see your updates there and post them here. I'm not doing much but stalking this thread and chores.|
Edited to fix my errors. Was typing and dealing with a kid and mixed up what I meant badly.
by stary_eyed_angel on 07 January 2012 - 01:23
Hoping this doesn't upset you buy it sounds like Reign is having a rough time of it and you're losing more pups than you're saving. Why don't the c-section her and get the puppies out already?
by Jenni78 on 07 January 2012 - 01:35
|Damn it. ^%&*! I wish that damn vet had been as concerned as I was LAST NIGHT. Maybe a strong Reign could've had a c-section on the spot and delivered live puppies! OH, I could SCREAM about stuff like this. Imo, and I'm possibly jumping the gun because I don't have all the info, but to me, this seems like pure NEGLIGENCE on the part of the vet last night who discharged her. Who sends a maiden bitch with heavy green discharge, up to 14 pups inside, and none delivered yet HOME???? Holy &^%*!!!|
Victoria, I am so sorry this is happening to Reign and you. Still praying for the rest to be live and for her to be strong enough to go through remaining delivery or surgery and that whatever pups are still alive remain that way.
I don't do facebook. Darn it. I think this is the first time I ever wished I did.
by yellowrose of Texas on 07 January 2012 - 01:51
Do not get your blood pressure up....
Someone can relay to here.
If stary eyed angel is on face book she can do it for us
Who is feeding the PUPS???is my question
I am worn out worrying....I wish my vet was there...darn....
I am gonna call him tomorrow and tell him I love him...lol
hes married...his wife is a nurse and she bugs him to death over stuff.. He taught me patience and to believe in him and I do..
All will be ok...if she has 6 or 7 pups she will be ok and the dam can raise them ok as her first litter.
Smaller will be better...
SOmeone transfer for us....
by yellowrose of Texas on 07 January 2012 - 01:55
|Well now I know her name Victoria:|
Let stary eyed angel take you from here on out...she knows feeding the pups...so you may need her help
We are all here so keep us in touch
but do not worry
get bottles and nipples and some formula from whoever at vets office..for home use
Stary eyed will instruct you and judy p
by stary_eyed_angel on 07 January 2012 - 02:12
|Seems she's been fighting for a c-section and the vets have been saying no and pushing more oxytocin. They need to realize whose dog and whose money it is. This is ridiculous. The dog is worn out, puppies are dying, and the vets are taking their sweet time. I am not a fan of suing but this is one of those times where I'm wishing it on someone!|
by Jenni78 on 07 January 2012 - 02:20
|God, it's as I suspected! Meanwhile, the longer they *&^* around, the weaker Reign gets and the less chance she and the puppies will live. I would be threatening by now...or heading to a different vet. This should've been done YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!|
How much whelping experience do these vets have?
by stary_eyed_angel on 07 January 2012 - 02:58
|Victoria went into bitch mode and Reign is in for a c-section.|
by Jenni78 on 07 January 2012 - 03:00
|Thank GOD! Now let's pray the poor girl is strong enough to survive it. Tell her, I'm extra bitchy, so if she needs any back-up, have them give me a call;-)|
by stary_eyed_angel on 07 January 2012 - 03:23
|I talked to her on the phone. She's at Wal-Mart right now getting formula. The pups have been getting to nurse but she'll be bottling too. I suggested she find out who is in charge of this nightmare ER vet and call them regardless of the time. If they don't at least try to make this right, contact a lawyer. She should not have lost four pups before the vet agreed to a c-section.|
by Betty on 07 January 2012 - 03:23
|Positive thoughts and prayers coming to you from Florida Victoria. Praying for strength and health for your mom and her little ones.|
Just a thougth guys, Victoria probably has enough worse case scenarios going through her head right now and could probably use more of the positive from us....
by Betty on 07 January 2012 - 03:25
|People posted while I typed. My previous post was just a general and not directed at anyone.|
by dogshome9 on 07 January 2012 - 04:07
Victoria, sending you and Reign lots of GOOD VIBES all the way from Down Under. I pray that the remaining puppies are all delivered strong and healthy.
I just love it when during a c section I am handed a new born and it starts to scream the moment the face is cleared, I hope yours are all Screamers
by yellowrose of Texas on 07 January 2012 - 04:20
Hope the best and we are all here with good wishes..NOW Victoria is operating on NO SLEEP..
Do not post ,,it on here, but does she live near any db members????
Strary eyed/// email me as to if in Texas? I have no clue
BUT ask her does she have family or friends she can call in so she can sleep. I fell asleep when Bhandi had hers and she laid on one of them.
She needs to call in some help...I hate asking anyone but in this case she needs to? she didnt expect all this like we never do..
Ok I am gonna pray for an answer .