Day after surgery

Little green girl is doing great! She's been nursing like crazy & there is no swelling to her surgery site. I may have to call her "Bless her heart"  The other pups are doing well with the dew claws also. Some of the stitches have fallen out but there is not any bleeding. The bone was removed as well as the dew claw so the stitches were needed. Sparta doesn't seem to notice them, which is great. I want her leaving those & her own staples alone. Sparta also ate chicken last night, this morning & also some scrambled egg. She didn't love those though. She had her usual goats milk mixed w/pedilyte which she lapps eagerly. I've also been giving her something called Mother's Pudding. It's a mixture of egg yolk, sugar, goats milk & vanilla pudding. She LOVES that. It's the one thing she still likes so I'm sticking with it.

I actually got some sleep  I still checked the puppies often but what a nice relief!

The collars keep falling off the puppies. I made ones with velcro but they are still a tad too big to use. I also decided to weigh the puppies in the whelping box w/Sparta. She did much better with this than taking them 1 foot away to the table. The vet wants me to help stimulate the puppies to poop. She suggested taking them & running warm water over their little butts & rub them with a cotton ball at the same time. Sparta was NOT a fan of me doing this with her babies. Again I will move the warm water & cotton balls to her neck of the woods...sounds fun doesn't it 
   

2 comments

  • Miles

    Miles

    You are really working hard...Thank you for being so diligent (I'm sure Sparta thanks you too!)

    You are really working hard...Thank you for being so diligent (I'm sure Sparta thanks you too!)

  • Cammay

    Cammay

    Thank you Miles. This is a true labor of love and yes, I am Sparta's mid wife. She would only eat the hamburger & cottage cheese off a spoon today! She has my number : )

    Thank you Miles. This is a true labor of love and yes, I am Sparta's mid wife. She would only eat the hamburger & cottage cheese off a spoon today! She has my number : )

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