I will post pictures later, but wanted to tell their story seprately.
Magic had to have a c-section yesterday. She had five puppies, four boys and one girl. Only three of the males made it.
One of them looks like he is blue. I guess he is a throw back from when they were still breeding Pembrokes and Cardigians together. Not sure though since he doesn't look like a blue merle.
Anyway I'm going to do some research on that. He might not make it anyway.
He had a bad hynia that had to by operated on. The vet had to cut the dead tissue off and sew them back together and isn't sure that he might not have constricted the intestine since the stitching is in such a small organ. He said he did great though the persedure for only being two hours old.
So far he seems to be doing great. He seems to stick closer to his mother then the other two do.
I will get their pictures and the updated Brittany pictures done and posted later today. Promise.
***Edited By: langniappe on 1/9/2007 12:49:21 PM*** Reason: edited
Was it an inguinal hernia? How big was it? I am just asking for my own knowledge because I had a puppy that had one and no vet in the area would touch it until she would be 4 months old. (before anyone wants to lecture me, YES I know that the inguinal hernias are heriditary and that these dogs should never be bred again and neither should any of the pups be bred - mom nor dad has a hernia but both obviously carry the gene, which I now know.)
luvmydoxys from my understanding there are diffrent kinds of hynia's.
Some the puppies are born with them. Which was the case with this one and then same are from the mother pulling to much when cutting the umbilical cord. Also as long as the intestines are still inside the body cavity then they usually wait for surgery until they are older, but :
This one was bad from the start I guess.
The vet said he had one right away and then thinks when he put the hymostat on it. It kind of made it rupture. So when the nurses went to tie it off. They ended up tying the intestines instead of the umbilical cord.
So the intestines that were outside the body and tied ended up dying. So he had to cut the dead tissue away and then reconnect the intestines.
The puppies go in tomorrow to get their tails and de-claws done. So the vet will check him out then.
He seems to be doing good, but I can't tell if he is having any bowl movements or not. That is the most important thing. If he is then all should be fine, if not then that means the stitches are constricting the passage.
For only being one day old they are very active little guys. Mom is doing great. She is eating and drinking and not letting the puppies out of her sight.
She wasn't happy when I took them to get their pictures. Five minutes after that I went in to check on them and she actually gave a little growl. She is fine now though. I guess all is forgiven at least until tomorrow. lol
I will post the pictures tomorrow. I am still trying to catch up on the sleep I losted sunday night.
***Edited By: langniappe on 1/9/2007 11:37:13 PM*** Reason: edited