Thursday, May 26, 2011

Week #6

Here are the girls chillin' last night.
Week 6 post TCI

Saturday, May 21, 2011


At noon we headed down to see Bruce (my neighbourhood vet). Needed to make sure that the infection hadn't gotten to the pups.
Karen was manning the camera! Say thank you to her for getting pictures.
We at least 4 healthy, moving kids, please note that this was NOT done to get numbers just to make sure they were doing well.
Another kid.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Week 5

Here is Maggie 5 weeks post the first TCI.
She's a sausage right now!

Trama Day #4

Maggie this morning. So much better!!
The swelling is gone now it's just the abscess left but it would appear that the antibiotics are doing their job.
I may book an ultrasound just to make sure that the puppies are progressing normally.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Trama Day #3

Poor, poor Maggie! I gave up on hot compresses this afternoon and went to cold packs....I know, I know, completely against what the vet wanted but the swelling went down a bit once I started following my gut.
Don't get me wrong there is still a ton of swelling but at least she can move her eyebrow again!!
For those of you who didn't catch the added drama on Facebook, poor Maggie's vulva also swelled up to bigger then a golf ball smaller then a soft ball size.
I don't know why this is underlined, but I can't make it stop....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Trama Day #2

I haven't had a chance to download the new pictures from today but they are worse!
Her facial edema has increased by approximately 50% and as of 5:27pm tonight now the right side of her vulva is swollen as well. The vet is stumped.
No rise in temperature. Eating and drinking well. Just random amounts of swelling.
Vet wants me to check in every 12 hours.

Thank goodness that Maggie is so good when it comes to hot compressing her face!!! She just lays there for hours while I change it and never moves once I place it on her.


Here are the Day 2 Photo's of her face.

Here is poor Maggie cuddled up under the blankets and hot compresses on her head.

Monday, May 16, 2011


The drama of the day.
The vet thinks Maggie ate a bee and has a massive infection that swelled up huge today:

Now she has to have hot compresses as often as possible.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Week 4

Here is Maggie at 4 weeks:

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Week 3.5

Here is the photo from today at about 3.5 weeks after the first TCI.
You be the judge!

Sunday, May 01, 2011


For those of you that start to wonder about the cost of buying their pup and then go that one step further, here is some math for you:

Most people think $1500/pup x 10 pups = $15,000.00 I'm rich!
Think again!!

Not including the cost of the original bitch, her up keep, showing, and health testing here are the fees that I've paid just to breed Maggie and we don't even know if she's pregnant:

Newton Animal Hospital - Cultures - $80.64
Dr Vanderlip - Sending Semen up - $1027.56
Romeo - Half the stud fee - $810.13
Newton Animal Hospital - Probiotic/Antibiotics - 98.19
Dr van der Ende - Progesterones and TCI's - $1295.95
Total - $3312.47
(and there aren't even puppies on the ground yet!!)

This does not include the other half of the stud fee or x-ray, c-section if things go south, puppy toes and vaccines!

Does it start to make sense now?
Oh and ssshhhh! don't tell Darcy, I don't tell him or he'd have a heart attack!