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Day 3 and see that corner? It’s a step behind us :)

The scale is finally headed in the right direction! It feels weird being this happy with weights that are STILL what I’d consider worryingly low for a brand-newborn puppy, but everyone is solidly over birthweight and on track to gain around 3/4 to 1 oz today. I am still tubing a couple, but every six hours instead of every two hours.

Daisy Poppy is eating decently (hooray!) and still not drinking (boo!), but I stopped fiddling around and now she’s getting 200 ml of water syringed in her cheek pouch every two to four hours and she can like it or lump it. The last time I did it she actually reached for the syringe when she saw it coming, so she KNOWS she needs it. She just has to know it enough to do it on her own!

More soon; must go switch puppies around!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Micaela Torregrosa-Mahoney February 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Woo-hoo!!!

  • Reply Ruth February 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Woooohooo!

  • Reply Beth February 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Hooray!

    When we got Jack, the breeder had another litter born three days before his and the mom wouldn’t stop bleeding and needed an emergency spay. Pups had to be hand fed the entire way through. They had hoped to maybe try putting them on the other bitch, but then she had 8 so that idea was right out.

    Anyway, at the time I thought “Wow, that must’ve been a lot of work!” but now reading this makes me realize “Wow that must have been scary and heartbreaking….and also a lot of work and a ton of worrying for days on end.”

  • Reply Jill February 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Nine puppies and all gaining. Well Done Joanna and Daisy P!

  • Reply Scott February 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Awesome news! Glad to hear it.

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