I remember reading every book on childbirth and parenting I could get my hands on when I was expecting. I was afraid I wouldn't know what to do or how to do things right. I've been thinking about this as Roxy takes care of her pups. She can't read. She can't listen to podcasts or check out blogs on parenting. She can't discuss child rearing issues with her mom or friends--yet, she knows exactly what to do. She feeds, baths, protects, nurtures and cuddles her babies. She is a great mom! God created Roxy with all the mothering instincts she needs to take care of her pups. It is a great reminder of what an incredible creator our God is!
1/11/2018 -- 10:30am
Vet Appointment for X-rays. Everything looks good but the size of babies indicates a C-section will probably be needed (a common thing for Frenchies). Roxy's vitals are fine. Five strong heartbeats. Scheduled an appointment for Monday.
1/11/2018 -- 5:45pm
We think Roxy's water possibly broke. Returned to Vet. Roxy's vitals are good. Babies heartbeats are strong and all looks good on the ultrasound. No indication that water actually broke.
1/11/2018 -- 8:00pm
Roxy gets up to pee and all of a sudden a fetal sac is protruding. Rushed to Veterinarian ER hospital. First puppy was feet first and became stuck. The doctor had to manually remove her. She didn't make it. Roxy prepped for C-section and four more puppies delivered. Two girls, two boys. Roxy and pups stayed the night because Roxy did not appear to be producing enough milk. The babies were supplemented with esbilac.
1/12/2018 -- 7:00am
Roxy and babies loaded up to come home.