Sad to say I have not been having a very fun time for the past few days as you might be able to tell from my blue bandage! On Thursday night I started feeling very sick - I had to keep running outside and couldn't keep any food down (or in :-( ) Luckily Leigh was there to help me in and out and clean me up and give me cuddles but I knew I wasn't right. I didn't want to leave my pups - I was so worried they wouldn't manage without me. Leigh had to carry me to the car the next morning to go to the vets - she said that she and Judith would do all that was needed to care for my babies while I was away and that I would soon be back. But worse was to come.
I had to see 2 vets and they wanted to take an X-ray so I promised to lie very still so I wouldn't need an anaesthetic and they did what they needed to and that was fine. They said there were no really bad problems but when I gave birth I had started a little infection inside me and that was what was making me ill. The good thing was they caught it really quick and they had medication to make me better...the bad thing was that my milk had dried up and I was dehydrated so they needed to put me on a drip. I wanted to go home really but the vet said I had to stay in overnight. She was staying in a flat above the surgery and she said she would check every so often to see I was OK. They made me a comfortable bed and I stayed there all night. The next morning I was much better - I just wanted to get back to my babies. The vet told my peeps: 'Be careful as she might have forgotten about her pups' - I don't think so! All I was thinking about was getting home to them.
Here I am checking if they are alright. I know that Leigh and Judith stayed up all night to make sure my pups were fed formula milk and helped to go to the toilet but I don't think they will have been as good at mothering them as I am. My pups were so pleased to see me they scrambled across to me quick as quick :-)
Today things are much better - I have to have some tablets to make sure the infection doesn't come back and some special food to keep me going but as you can see my milk has come back and those little pups are growing well.
This little boy is happy now he's back to mother's milk :-)
and I am so happy to snuggle up with my babies again!
Meanwhile Trilby couldn't wait to tell me about her games in the snow. Yes - snow! And last year at this time we were playing in the sun in the garden. Here is Trilby sporting some snowball furnishings!
I'll be back again soon with more puppy pics - I can't wait for them to open their eyes and see me for the first time :-)