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Just wanted to share our sad news. One of Lexie's pups (5 weeks old) passed away this morning.
It happened so suddenly. I won't go into the details, except to say that she had a very infected kidney...and (my reason for posting) as I was talking to my vet, she was asking me if I fed her that day, and I said yes...
She told me that the biggest mistake puppy owners make is allowing their puppies to be vomiting and not eating and WAITING days before seeking help. She said that their sugar drops so quickly that they MUST eat often or they get very sick, often die.
This was not the cause of our pup's illness, but I thought it was an important piece of advice to pass along.
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Jac i am soooooo sorry to hear you lost one of your puppies today. My prayers and thoughts go out to you hon

and also thank YOU for sharing that information with us as it could save another puppy's life.
 

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Rest in Peace, my sweet Pink Girl. Wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge, with little Red Girl, Rosie's little one and the tiny black puppy, our first heartache. Maybe there are children in heaven who needed another puppy to love. I hope so. :cry:

 

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Jac, i am curious, will you need to put LYON in with Lexie now to soothe her with the little puppy's loss?
 

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Oh Jac

Im sooo sorry,,this is scary i have 5week old pups, what happen? if you dont mind my asking, what were the symptoms/? any?
Oh god im soooo sorry!!! hugs my dear friend I know how shocked and heartbroken you must feel
 

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Jac I'm so sorry about the loss of your little one....prayers and hugs to you from us....
 

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Jac
My deepest sympathy for your loss.
May the Rainbow Bridge give you some comfort knowing that your baby is is received in love.


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Thank you all, so much, for your kindness.
You know, when people want to breed...they just have no idea how painful this part can be...*sigh*

Ann Marie, good idea...I need to find another Lyon!

Nancy, they said that they would never really know what happened...she had a LOT of e-coli bacteria; and her white count, which is normally aroung 2700 when the pups are sick, was almost 10,000! Both vet hospitals said that they have NEVER seen such high numbers.
Her kidney was extremely large and infected, she was in so much pain, and she had the beginning of pneumonia...but the really hard part is that it happened, literally in less than 12 hours. She was fine in the morning...eating, playing and loving and by 1 pm she got up to potty, it was bloody urine, then she just slept. I picked her up and her breathing was really labored. I rushed her in, but there was nothing they could do. They gave her lots of antibiotics, IVs, x-rays, ultrasounds, etc. And I took her to the best of the best, when it comes to critical care...but they couldn't save her.
They said that since we didn't know how she got it, I should sanitize everything she touched...so I have been working really hard to do that. (They tested...it was NOT Parvo...I was so worried about that, so were they.) Then I bathed the pups, all of them, and took temps...they are all fine, thank God. But, I am watching them closely! Very closely.
 

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OH (((((((((((((jac)))))))))))))))))
i really am sorry to hear you've have been thru the mill to say the least. I cannot imagine the heartbreak and the worry and sanitizing.

I am going to say prayers for you , DAVE and all your doodles.
May god bless you all
 

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Just a thought

a liver or kidney shunt? did they weigh that out ? or think about it, normally a shunt shows up after the pup gets older, i had one pup a simular thing happened to and it was pretty bad similar symptoms, other then he would be fine one day after much supportive care, then go down again the next, nothing can really be done for it, its somthing they are born with and doesnt close properly,

Its so hard anytime,,but at that age i know i get so attached ,,I have been there, and i soo understand your sadness and how scared you must be for the rest of them,,you are in my prayers ,im sure this is a isolated incident so try to get some rest
 

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Thanks Ann Marie and Nancy...I appreciate your friendship.

Nancy, I think that they planned to have a specialist look at her today, but she passed before they came to work...so, that's why they didn't know for sure. You are probably right and I know that these things happen...thanks for sharing your experiences. It helps....thank you.
 

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Yes, this time around, I am not sure she has even really noticed. She knows that we start to "lose" puppies as they get older, maybe she thinks that I took it away like I do for the new homes...but she is not mourning the loss. I am glad about that.
 
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