Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Puppies Are Here!

***WARNING***
IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE IN SEEING SOME SURGICAL PHOTOS 
OF A LIVE PUPPY BIRTH, AVERT YOUR EYES NOW AND SCROLL DOWN 
TO SEE THE "CUTE" PUPPIES AT THE END OF THE POST

Well, Lola finally had her babies with the aid of modern physician care - that is the vet kind! So glad that I called her today as she is going to Maryland tomorrow for a convention and won't be back until next Tuesday...thankfully they were able to do the c-section this evening and everything went well - the doctor delivered 5 puppies, but unfortunately one did not make it. We tried for a long time to get it "going" but his heart was too weak and we had to say our goodbyes.

The doctor was kind enough to let me in the operating room so I got to see first hand how 
everything was done. I even had to wear a surgical mask and a hair net!

Here is the second puppy being delivered - poor Lola...

Cutting the cord...

And on with the next...

And here are the four siblings - 2 girls and 2 boys...
I had to feed them their first meal by syringe because Lola is quite "out of it" 
at the moment and wasn't impressed when they were climbing all over her trying to nurse.
I have them right in front of the gas fireplace so they stay nice and warm - they also have a hot 
water bottle underneath the blanket so they are nice and cozy!

And here is Lola in her own bed re-cooperating from the drugs...
hopefully she will be more interested in her babies tomorrow...it's going to be a l...o...n...g night for me!

4 comments:

jen said...

OH MY GOODNESS! How adorable! I never have seen a C-section before thanks for the lesson ;) Oh Lola will be a good mommy I know it!
CONGRATULATIONS they are so sweet.

luvs and glitter
~jen

Terri Brush Designs said...

WOW that is AmAZING to see.. Poor Lola now the work begins!.. keep the pictures coming as they groW!..

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Poor baby! she had a rough time!! We almost had to do a c-section on Twinkle, it can be scary. I'm glad all turned out well. That is a lot of pups for a tiny girl like Lola!

Kana said...

Congrats on the puppies! So sad to see Lola intubated, but she is looking better at the bottom of the post. Hope all is going well and that you are getting some sleep! They are cute!! I love all of your swapping goodies!