Wednesday, September 26, 2012

BLOOD TEST... TRAIN... BABY... AND DOCTOR

BLOOD TEST:  Bex has to do a glucose tolerance test this morning... so she will drop Steve off at work and go do that.

Meanwhile, I will pick Lacy and Keera up this morning and drop Lacy off at the train station.. she needs to see her lawyer in town again.

Keera will stay with me.  I plan on taking her with me to the Doctor's... my doctor expressed a desire to meet our Miss Muppet, so today she will.

Well.. that pretty much covers the entire morning.

Once I've finished at the doctor's I plan on going to the mall to post a couple of parcels, pick up my photo CD's and then go home!

Hopefully Keera will behave herself! She is pretty good at being out and about actually... which is great.

ABOVE:  Steve being a twit last night... trying to see his baby moving.  Awwwww.... babies always stop moving when you don't want them to!

ABOVE:   looks weird eh?  All that came off... 

ABOVE: this head!  He's like a bloody sheep... all my son's have thick heads of hair.  

ONWARD...

I AM HEARTBROKEN.   SAGE died overnight.  I have no idea why.



ABOVE:  Sage.  RIP beautiful girl.

I've been to my 'depression Dr' this morning.  It was a VERY LONG appointment.  I am a bit down obviously.  

Coco seems OK... maybe a bit stressed.  I took the puppy out of the whelping box and she didn't even follow me when I left the room.  She knew.
I am 90% sure puppy got smothered by accident.  She was not the one gasping the other day, so now I'm so scared another one will pass away.

I am fighting back the tears... I'm so sad about Sage... and so worried about the rest of them.  I've wrapped Sage in some pink polar fleece fabric and we will bury her when the guys get home.  I am dreading telling Brylee and Griffin.


I have made an appointment at the Vets for this afternoon, so Coco and all the pups can be checked.  JUST TO BE SAFE and be reassured there is nothing else going on ... like Coco might have an infection that is affecting the pups?  I don't know.  I want them checked.

VET VISIT:  The vet checked all the puppy's and said they were all healthy, she could not find anything amiss with them.  

Then she checked Coco, took her temperature, palpitated her tummy and could find nothing wrong.  She gave her an injection to help her uterus contract some more, as she is still 'losing' from there.

Then she checked our deceased Sage... and said it looked like she might have aspirated some milk into her lungs as she had milk around her nose ... or Coco accidentally smothered her.
Either way we will not know for sure.

I still feel so worried we might lose another one.. hopefully everything goes well from here on.  I know I am not going to relax about them for a good long while!

The kids.. well I told them we had lost Sage and yep, we had tears and questions.  Hopefully they are up to the 'funeral'.... Sage is going into one of our gardens... and I will grow a sage plant near her.

Poor Griffin... he can't stop crying... it has broken his heart losing Sage.  He's such a soft hearted boy.

End of Day:  well clearly it was a right suckful day!  I think I will be sleeping near the puppies tonight!  If I wake up to another dead puppy I will be beside myself!
nite nite

39 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry Chris. I remember the pictures you have posted of him. He was such a cute little boy.

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  2. :-( sorry to hear about Sage...

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  3. Oh no, how horrible for you all. Not what you want. I hope the others will be ok.

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  4. So very sad for you all. How terrible and what a shock. I hope all the other pups continue to thrive

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  5. ohh noooo, sorry to hear about Sage. xx

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  6. Anonymous10:38 AM

    OH NO! Was Sage the one that was on her back gasping? Poor little thing! WOMBAT

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  7. LOL @ Steve trying to see baby moving! And yes they always stop when you want them to move!

    Oh I am so, so sorry to hear that Sage has passed away! Are the vets able to do tests to find out what caused her death? *hugs* to you all xx

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  9. Anonymous10:39 AM

    Very Sad :-(

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  10. I am very sorry about the puppy. I know how much that hurts and you have my prayers. Poor little Coco...

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  11. awwwwwwwwwwww Chris I am sorry one of the pups passed away I do hope the rest are alright maybe a nighttime vigil is needed, for the first few weeks.

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  12. Oh no so very sad. Sorry to hear.

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  13. So sorry to hear about Sage, Chris. Was that the pup who was behaving oddly, before? (Can't persuade my damn phone to let me look at older posts. Aagh.). Regardless, it's so hard to see something so small leave too soon. Sending you love. xx

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  14. Sad to hear of your loss. I love dogs too! I've only just found your blog, but it does look interesting and I will check back soon. debbie

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  15. :( so sorry to hear this Chris, it's hard I know... hugs

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  16. Oh Chris I am sorry to hear about Sage, hugs!

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  17. :-( so sorry Chris she looked so cute hope the rest are ok.
    You could make a small pillow with that hair of Steve's lol
    Hope you are ok wish I could give you a big hug <3

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  18. Oh no, how awful for you. Poor wee Sage, and poor Coco. Let B & G be involved in the burial and it is a life lesson for them, and if you feel like crying then have a big cry, don't bottle it all up.

    Big Hugs.

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  19. Anonymous1:32 PM

    RIP little Sage.You will watch over your Mummy & Brothers & Sisters.Take care of yourself Chris.

    Southgirl. x

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  20. I am just heartbroken for you Chris. xoxoxo

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  21. Sorry to hear about the lost pup. I don't think you have any reason to be worried about the others. Keep us updated on the puppy progress!

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  22. I'm so sorry about Sage.

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  23. Anonymous2:23 PM

    Sad day, hope you're all okay, take care.
    Cheers Glenys

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  24. I'm so sorry about little Sage. I hope the vet is able to reassure you that the rest of the puppies and Coco are okay.

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  25. Chris, I am so so sorry at the loss of wee little sage. The puppies are beautiful. RIP little Sage...debbie

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  26. Hope all is well with Coco and the other pups! ((hugs))

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  27. Like everyone else I am really sorry for you and the family. I am glad the vet visit went well even if you didn't get definitive answers. I don't envy you having the conversation with B&G.

    Penny xo

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  28. Thats really sad about sage chris hope everything goes well from here on in....hugs for you

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  29. So sorry about Sage, Chris. it's hard losing puppies. We used to breed cocker spaniels many years ago, and we lost one entire litter of 8. The Mom would not take care of them and I tried but failed. I am sure it was a fluke with Sage, and the others will be OK. Coco is taking good care of them, and sometimes, it just happens, but of course, doesn't make it any easier. It's a beautiful litter of Pups you have there.
    Hugs Chris and family~
    Debbie

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  30. Oh no, that is very upsetting news. So sorry to hear it.

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  31. Anonymous7:29 PM

    So sad RIP puppy
    Mary H

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  32. That's so sad about little sage Chris. You're a fabulous puppy mumma, I guess it's just one of those (very sad) things that happens sometimes.
    Hugs
    Joy xx

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  33. So sorry to hear about Sage. I hope Griffin gets over it soon.

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  34. So sorry to hear Chris, I know how much you love your dogs and the puppies. xxx

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  35. I'm really sorry to hear the sad news about Sage Chris. Thinking of you all x

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  36. So sad to hear about the puppy. Take care.

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  37. Awww so sorry to hear about poor little Sage :(

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  38. So sorry to hear about Sage :0( Hugs to you all.

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  39. So sorry to hear about Sage. Hang in there.

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