Yesterday – August 11th, I brought all of the beans to the Vet – my work – so that two of them could be seen.
As soon as I walked into the door – I had so many loving hands to hold and snuggle the beans! I work with some incredible folks! Thank you! I wanted to get a picture of my amazing teammates holding the babies, yet there just was not enough time – Thank you Mickayla Petersen & Loralei Valade, Dave, Jenn, Trish & Dr. Liston!
1) Miss Fighter Bean(Miss Nola) – did an exam on her spine/hind end plus did an x-ray – not the best picture as I quickly took two pics on my phone from the screen.
Her spine, knees, toes, and legs have nerves, and she is responsive.
The x-ray, as predicted, is a lot of cartilage. Yet, nothing was obviously broken.
Soooooooooo, we are continuing to do exercises at home, massages, and getting her to use her hind end to crawl over a folded tea towel to get to me for feeding/cuddles and to the pee pads – which does not seem like much, yet it is a lot for a 20-day old puppy.
I am going to keep working on building up her strength – newborn puppy obstacle style!
We will continue to monitor her closely as she develops. She receives all of the best in nutrition, care, and vetting, and she is a fighter!
For her liquid green diarrhea – they were all dewormed on the 4th, forti flora is being added to all of the puppy’s diets. I will make a separate post about our foray into PVD Essential Care canned puppy food land!
They are too young for Metronidazole as it will work on harming the good gut bacteria and not just the bad gut bacteria.
I am still trying to get a fecal sample brought in so I can send it to the lab and also do an in-house fecal smear float.
They are to be de-wormed again on August 18th.
2) Miss Chill Calm Bean – She was once the biggest in the litter, and initially, I did not have a concern with others catching up and even passing her in size.
Yet, in continuing to monitor them closely, I noted that she was beginning to lag further and further behind, not drinking as much, finding it harder to suckle, wanting to eat, and tiring out faster, yet, every time I listened to her lungs, she sounded clear.
Then yesterday early AM, I finally heard it….that sound…that raspy, slightly crackling sound, and saw the belly breathing. She was not winning the battle against aspiration pneumonia. She was slowly losing it.
So, she was also seen yesterday, and another ten days of Clavamox have been dispensed for her.
She is responding well.
We remain truly humbled by the support shown to this litter to date, and we remain desperate for items for them……
Donations can be done via PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org or email transfer to email@example.com OR an item(s) donation:
1) XL Essential pee pads,
2) Esbilac powdered formula 28 oz.,
3) Gain or Downy liquid fabric softener
4) PVD Essential Care canned puppy food)
5) Pinesol – the larger the bottle the better!
6) Lysol wipes
Dropped off in our donation shed at the road or snail mailed to:
2425 Totem Ranch Road West, Oxford Station
We are quickly reaching a point of URGENCY for powdered Esibilac, plus pee pads.
These wee Labx beans found nursing on their mom, that was lying dead under a tractor; two with punctures are now safe with us. If they could, they would also say THANK you to everyone for this lifesaving assistance.
They are not your normal healthy 2+ week-old puppies and need extra diligent, constant care.
Weights on top from Thursday, August 4th in emergency when we first saved them & weights from August 8th below. Four days after I got them. Then there are weights for August 11th for two of the puppies when we were at the Vet.
I did not get the other puppies weighed as I had to feed them while at work and get back on the road home. I live almost 1 hour away, and they are on a strict feeding schedule.
Puppy 1 – 0.38 kgs – deceased as of 8:49 AM Thursday, August 4th (We called her Miss Charm Bean)
Puppy 2 (Miss Fighter Bean) Miss Nola – 0.38 kgs as well
August 8th – 0.62 kgs (1 lb, 6 oz)
August 11th – 0.82 kgs (1 lb, 12.8 oz)
Puppy 3 (Miss Explorer Bean) Miss Bev – 0.48 kgs
August 8th – 0.71 kgs (1 lb, 9 oz)
Puppy 4 (Mr. Warrior Bean) Mr. Albar – 0.46 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
Puppy 5 (Miss Diva Princess Bean) Miss Maybelle Cutie – 0.56 kgs
August 8th – 0.99 kgs (2 lbs, 3 oz)
Puppy 6 (Miss Chill Mobile Bean) Miss Ayla – 0.64 kgs
August 8th – 0.79 kgs (1 lb, 12 oz)
August 11th – 1.03 kg (2 lbs, 3.6 oz)
Our Name Game Fundraiser is now up and running – please help us name them! – to try and raise much-needed funds for vetting – five pups to vaccinate, boosters x 2, exams, 4 spays, 1 neuter, flea/tick/hw meds, bloodwork, further investigating Miss Fighter Beans hind end etc., not to mention food, formula, pee pads, Pinesol, toys, treats, dog beds, laundry detergent, liquid fabric softener and so on.
Puppies are wee, their needs are enormous!