OK update time.
Mom called me at 1pm today and said that the puppies were crying and nothing was making them stop not even Jill getting in with them so she would just get out again. It was already 85+ and I was worried not knowing what in the world was going on so I loaded up the kids and headed down here.
When I got here the puppies were screaming
and Jill was just laying out not moving on the ground near them. So I got them out of the box and put them with her and she let them nurse for 10min. During that time I was worried because she was just laying there not reacting. I called the vet. explained what was going on and she said to watch her and see.
Dad brought home some chicken so I took that out to her and that perked her up really good I was minutes away from loading her up and taking her to the vet afraid they had poisoned her or something. I was also worried they had given her something to dry her up but the vet said that as far as she knew there wasnt anything that would.
Apparently she spent the majority of the night barking and jumping up and down looking around
So the heat+the trauma of yesterday+her up all night=her being extremely tired and frustrated not being able to calm the puppies
Anyway after the good feed they all went to sleep and are nice and round again. I called the vet and got some flea stuff for Jill, frontline, she said it might make the puppies sick if they licked it but it wouldnt kill them. But since Jill dosnt spend much time laying with the puppies there isnt much risk of them getting into it. I think by tomarrow it will be dried up enough to not hurt them if they do.
Because of the horrible load of fleas she brought home yesterday we got her a all new box and bedding and a flea comb and I will be using that on the puppies later tonight. Right now they need sleep from exerting themselves so much today
I have introduced food but only 3 of them are even slightly interested. I also gave 2 of them about 2cc's of water each because they still acted hungry when Jill got up and I couldnt get her to lay back down.
I was worried her milk was drying up but even after the puppies suck and let go looking for a new nipple I can easily squeeze milk out of were they left from so not sure what is up with that??
All of this could have been avoided had they not taken her and kept her away from the puppies 7 hours yesterday
: It messed up their routine and brought in those fleas (they did have a few but nothing like what Jill brought home)
She has been letting them nurse since that first good feed every hour or so but only for 5 min unless I stay with her and encourage her to stay. With 7 puppies it is a bit hard for some of the to find a good spot in that time frame but I helped them the best I could.
The good news is after the last feed 2 of them were playing a bit
then fell asleep shortly after
Everyone of the puppies looks good and when I pulled up the skin it didnt stay up on the neck so they were not dehydrated. Oh and dad set up a house fan that is blowing on the box they are in and I cut small vent holes to allow the air to circulate
Several of them are walking pretty good now and looking less foggy eyed.
They are so cut when they bark at this age
: from here on out I will only have good updates
Every one is torn up about what happend and dad is having a really hard time this on top of today being 1yr since he lost his brother in a horrible car accident.
: It was crap he didnt need and brother with his bad heart as well.
I think that covers it for now. I am praying constantly that the woman dosnt get it in her head to take the puppies and Jill because I am no willing to let that happen and it will be a real mess if it happens
I have decided that if she does decide to I am going to tell her that she is still under vet care for the rat poison she ate and she has to go to the vet once a week still. I bet that right there will make her change her mind real quick. (I normally wouldnt consider lying like that but I am backed into a corner and I will do what needs to be done to protect Jill and the puppies).
I tried to post this earlier but MDC was down again.