sexta-feira, janeiro 30, 2009

A very sad news !!

Dear friends, it is extremely difficult for me to write this post. The reason for not sharing any news for such a long time is the fact that there is no good news. Unfortunately the puppies died during this week. I have been trying to write this post several time’s, but it is difficult. The time has come to tell all of you what happened and break the sad news that there are no puppies. The first puppy to reveal that something was wrong was the tri female. She started with the "fish" symptom (opening the mouth and closing slowly) my only option was to take her to the hospital; because she was eating (I was sure because I weighed the puppies before and after they ate) and I wanted desperately to safe her. After she arrived she was put on oxygen and the "fish" symptom was not so evident. The vet immediately told me that it should be something with the lungs. She stayed there, although I had little hope, and she died during the evening. I asked, no matter what the cost, to find out the reason for her death. The next morning I already knew the result, but I wanted to make sure so I had Isa tested, and on that some day the other 2 puppies died and I also took them to the university to determine the cause of dead. Today I got the results from all the analyses done to the mother and litter. The puppies died from bacteria called "Escherichia Coli – Emolitica”. All three of them. I specifically asked if they had milk in their bellies and I was told that yes they had plenty of milk in their bellies and there were no signs in the “bilis” (I do not know the name in English) that would lead to believe that they starved. This bacteria was and still is present in Isa’s intestines, she is the source of the contamination. According to what was explained to me this bacteria lives in Isa and does not affect her, let’s say she got used to living with it. When Isa goes to do her things or licks her self she contaminates those that are in contact with her and the surrounding environment. The bacteria lives most of the time "in peace" with Isa but when there is a peak of stress the bacteria starts to grow more and more and spreads to those in contact. The puppies that have little defences are infected easily. The general infection destroys the blood and veins, the bacteria then destroy the intestines and lungs causing the puppies to have the "fish" symptom; opening the mouth and closing very slowly until they die with lack of Oxygen. It was a very sad situation and very very difficult for my whole family to endure. I hope that all of you forgive me for the delay on this news and understand. I have decided to spay Isa, because I do not want to endure such an experience again with my family since it is the second time that this happens. We just have to face the fact that Isa has a problem that enables her from be a successful mother. On Monday Denyah and Quila are going to be examined and tested to see if they have the same bacteria.

domingo, janeiro 25, 2009

The Babies - Day 2

The babies are doing very well. They all eat well are warm and have lots of energy to look for the milk.
Isa is a good mother, likes to stay with her babier, although still very attentive to any noice and to the cat good, that she still tries to eat.
I am happy that all is going well.
All the futures owners are in touch to see what is going on. So i think it will be a very suceful litter. More pics soon.

sábado, janeiro 24, 2009

First Pic

6.50 AM

A sable boy was born. 200 grs.
According to the ultrasound there were 3 babies. Let's see if there are no surprises. !!!!!!!!

5.46 AM

Another girl is born. She is bigger then the first one. A tricolour girl with a white spot at the end of the tail. 170grs.

4,30 AM

The first puppy arrived to the world. A sable girl. 110 grs.

4.00 AM

Isa is having contractions regurlarly. I think the first one is on it's way.

sexta-feira, janeiro 23, 2009

I think it is today

I have been receiving emails from all over the world asking if Isa already had her babies. Well not yet.
Isa is today on the 63th day of pregnancy if we count the first day of the matting. According to the vet that followed her pregnancy,specialized in reproduction, Luisa Mateus, from the veterinary university, to whom i can not thank enought all the dedication to Isa, the 63 days should be counted from the day of the ovolutation. According to the test made took place 2 days before the matting so she should have delivered the pups two days ago.
I have been keeping a record of Isa's temperature and this morning it was normal at 37,8 and this afternoon was at 36,4. An indication that the babies are on their way, at least so i hope.
Isa is instaled at Henrique´s room that since sunday has been enjoying her company during the evening. Henrique is very interested On Isa's pregnancy and is very anxious to see the pups so he asked for them to be born in his room. Since the moment that i set up the maternity that all is ready for the babies.

Isa has the company from Regalia Prince Charming, Henrique's Guiny Pig that is very curious to see what is going on "next door". As usually we have the green "paper" that is use on the delivery rooms in the maternity hospital, that i put on Isa's bed and arround so that everything is very clean. I have to thank to a nurse friend of mine that can get them for us

Since i arrive home that i am with Isa catching up on the emails both from work and private, cleaning the files on the pc and doing those things on the pc that you never have time to do. A little break was done to have dinner with my family, parents and sister included to quickly celebrate my daughter 12 birthday and here i am again. Isabela turned 12 today and is wishing that the babies are born today so that they have the some birthday date. On sunday she will have her big big party with all the friends but off course not in the house.
Well it is 22.00 i am next to Isa since 16.00 and so far no babies. Let's hope for some news soon.

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