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    New Puppies - Heavy Heart

    A Very good friend of mine rushed her Golden to the vet to do an emergency C-Section on her pregnant female yesterday because one of the pups was in trouble. They took 10 puppies but 1 didn't make it. About 45 minutes after the pups were born and while mom was getting stitched back up, she suddenly died. They are not sure what happened since all her vitals were okay. They believe a blood clot.

    So now there are 9 orphaned puppies that need help. We tried to feed them from bottles but they didn't want any part of that. They ended up getting feed by a tube. We also have to stimulate them to pee and poop (something mom naturally does). It was a long night. I am now sitting at my desk at work with extremely heavy and swollen eyes. I will be going over there again tonight to help out and relieve my friend for awhile.

    So far we have only found 1 surrogate mom for the babies and she could only take 3. She is a Yellow Lab mommy that had 5 pups 4 days ago but 1 died. So now with these 3 she is feeding 7.

    Please pray the 9 pups survive, that all the pups find moms who can take them, and that my friend will be okay emotionally. She is feeling very guilty at this moment that this is her fault. Of course she is not since they did everything they could but her loving furkid is gone and it's hard to deal with.

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    How terrible! This friend must be in such a state right now, mourning for her beloved baby girl, plus scrambling to save the pups! What was supposed to be a joyous occasion is now still a blessing, but tempered with two tradgedies.
    Those pups will be in my prayers.
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    Oh my, how sad... I feel so sorry for your friend, but tell her not to feel guilty, it wasn't her fault!

    I hope the puppies will all survive, and they will find loving homes.

    I wish your friend and you lots of strength, I'm glad you are helping her out.

    Take care ok!

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    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and especially your friend, what an emotional rollercoaster that must be. I hope people and mama dogs are all able to foster the pups, and that she keeps one as a piece of her beloved baby who is now, I bet, being a foster mom to pups who died too soon, too, at the Rainbow Bridge.
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    Dixie, What a sad story! My heart is indeed heavy after reading your post. Someone on pet talk's doggy just puppies, right? I can not remember who it was. Maybe they can help out if they are not too far.

    Your poor friend! Please tell her she is in our thoughts.


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    How horrible!!

    I do so hope those puppies make it. And tell your friend it wasn't her fault.

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    I am so sorry, I can only imagine how she feels to lose her beloved mama dog. I will pray that the little ones make it and I know you will do your best to help them.
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    How terrible!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, the pups, and your friend!

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    I'm so sorry to hear that. I will put the pups and you and the momma on my prayer list. I hate to hear stuff like that. Just make sure your friend doesn't start blaming herself...it really is easy to do.


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    This is so sad to hear. My prayers go out to those little puppies and especially for your friend. Try and convince her that this terrible thing is definately not her fault. Don't let her put blame on herself, she doesn't need to be depressed - those little puppies need her and her Momma dog would be so proud!!!!

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    OH MY GOD,,,,,,,That is so terrible, I cannot believe it. Your poor friend must be devastated. That is a nightmare. Dixie, I'll take a puppy or two to feed NO PROBLEM, if you guys need help, let me know, I am in Erie and can be there in less than 2 hours.What a shame, that poor mamma. My heart is sick, I will be praying hard for those little babies, and let me know asap if you want me to come get a few to nurse. Terri
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. I have an update on the situation!!!!!

    From my previous post you know that 3 of the pups went to a yellow lab momma. That left 6 to be manually fed and cared for. Well through some great Networking in the Lab and Golden community in Pittsburgh, another lab and a Golden have been found that were able to nurse the babies. All the babies are getting cared for by momma dogs now! All the babies are able to suck from their new mommies and are getting along great.

    They will stay with the other families to be nursed and cared for until they are weaned and then they will come back to my friends house for a short period before they go to their forever homes.

    It has been a very tragic experience and the sadness of losing her momma dog is just devastating. All of our hearts are heavy with sadness but my friend has said she will be keeping one of the females in honor and rememberance of her loved furmomma who is now taking care of the one pup who passed on with her. What a fitting honor.

    [ November 07, 2001: Message edited by: Dixieland Dancer ]

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    Hey, what a great news that is! I'm so happy everything turned out fine!

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    Thank God Dixie - my heart still goes out to your friend who losed her beloved pet. Maybe this new baby will at least help to lighten the sadness incurred, but I know not completely. You can't replace pets in your heart and sole, but she will have a darling rememberance of her beloved furbaby. Give her my love & my prayers are with her and thank you Dixie - you are such a good friend, she's lucky to have you.

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    Wow that is awful! My heart goes out to your poor friend! Karen put it perfectly: she must be on a roller coaster of emotions. Happy that she has eleven gorgeous little puppies to play with, but heartbroken over the loss of her dog. Dixie everyone is right, you are a great friend. I wish I could help, but since I can't, give each and every one of the puppies a kiss from me, and give your friend a big hug.

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