Monday, December 13, 2010

8 is Enough!

Scout had an emergency c-section this morning and delivered 8 healthy pups, all came out of the operating room screaming and wiggling. I shot a few shaky pics with my phone:

Five girls, three boys.  Five brindles, three reds.  Two of the reds are girls.
Puppies started nursing while Scout was still zonked, here showing the Yardican yard long tongue in all its glory.

Vet just called and said Scout is up and eating and drinking.  He wants to run another blood chemistry before she comes home.  Looking forward to getting the family home.

What else?  Oh yeah - what went wrong:  low calcium.  I had just re-read all the puppy books Friday at a boring accounting seminar, and luckily I had read and remembered the symptoms.  We went to the Emergency Vet at 4:30 am, then to our vet later for the surgery.  I'll write more later, with a special message to all fellow first time breeders.



14 comments:

Red Dog Mom said...

Congratulations! Can't watch to watch these babies grow up a little. Scout will be a great mom and you'll be a super grandma too.

Taryn said...

Congrats on your new babies after what must have been a scary night. Looking forward to watching them grow!

penni said...

Grandma Penni is so relieved that all is okay. I also cannot wait to watch the babies grow up.

solsticekennels said...

I'm so glad things are going OK. I look forward to your account. I think if we all share it helps us all in the future.

Good luck with the babies. I've been home over a week now and I've got to go back to work tomorrow and I've gotten nothing done, they are time suckers!

Builder Mama said...

Congratulations! Glad Scout made it through okay. Can't wait to see more baby pictures!

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RegentCardis said...

Congratulations! Sending good thoughts that all goes smoothly from here for the Scouchas. :)

Crazy Cardiness said...

So glad Scout and babies are doing well, way to follow your instincts and get help! HOpefully you can get a little rest and get everyone settled in. We know the Yardican long tongue well here...:-)) Congrats!

cheryl said...

OOOOH, they look GOOD! Nice sizes on the babies, for being kinda premie and all! I am so very, VERY relieved that Scout pulled through. How awfully frightening for you! Breeding is not for the faint hearted, that's for sure! But what a lovely sight. Big hugs!

Elbeepem said...

Whew, glad all worked out and Scout has such a smart mom who knew what to do!

Jules said...

I am so glad Scout and her the litter are okay. What a scary night.

Holly said...

What beautiful babies! SO GLAD Scout is OK and the pups are squirmy!!

C-Myste said...

Grandma Carolyn is very relieved that everything apparently came out all right while she was up in the air.

Grandma Alice sends licks and kisses.

Helen said...

Do glad that all is well with Miss Scout and the 8 babies! Congratulations :)))

Helen
Tanzi and the Wild Mtn Gang