I really do appreciate everyone's help and advice. Trust me, I too am worried. I have probably been shaking for the past day. I cant stop crying from worry. She WOULD have been to the vet Sat or yesterday, but I cant seem to convince my parents that there IS something wrong. I will keep everyone posted, and most of all Thank You!
As frustrating as it is, especially for all of the experienced breeders here who understand the severity of the situation, I honestly feel she is trying her best to do what is in her power to do to help her dog have a safe delivery.
Hopefully she was able to convince her parents of the urgency of the situation and has convinced them to take her to the vet or nature took its course and she's busy with a bunch of squirming puppies and their tired out mother.
I wish her parents would listen !!! Obviously it's been their call all along ( even to the woodchips ) and I personally am beginning to feel sorry for her. I wish she would check in, so we can help her out .
I just hopes she knows that we're in her corner and wasn't driven away. I'm first to admit that I jumped to conclusions before knowing all the facts....I wish she had mentioned her parents in the 1st thread .... and her age.
Mach .... as you know it depends on the breeder.... none are pushed into a corner.That's their choice if they don't respond. I feel this is one of the most important forums... check on the number of lurkers vs the number of members. Information is the best for healthy Mom and whelps. If this Mom or pups were lost because of poor judgment ( not the poster but the parent's ) it would take shear guts to come back and report. Which I hope she does...to help others. Please people... if she does come back, please be kind !! The original post was for help... and this is why we are here.
Grammy, I agree completely with this as well as your prior comment that you wished she had mentioned her parents in her OP. That is why I feel we really need to be keep this type of situation in mind when new posters post a thread that is about a problem. We don't know all the facts and history and as appears with this one she was honestly concerned and looking for whatever help the experienced breeders here could share with her. I thoroughly understand the frustration level that can easily be reached when someone is knowledgeable about an issue and they don't feel their advice is being followed. We need to give the best advice in the most diplomatic way possible stressing the importance of it and the possible consequences so that all that info can be shared with those who might be in the decision making position if the OP is not that person. This is a public forum and many times it will be kids who are asking the questions because in their heart they feel something is wrong and are looking for the guidance here and suggestions for problems with their furpals that they don't feel their parents have the answers for.
OK, I'll quit rambling now and continue to hope for an update with good news.
Since this was a accidental breeding im sure its hard to say for sure what day exactly she will whelp or what day she got knocked up. I know from personal experience in whelping that the last few days the moms temp can flux a bit. I wasnt really worried about the change in temp when I started reading. I figured since this is your first litter that the days of mating could be off depending on when you first bred her or if you counted from the last time she was bred.
I hope that since you havent come back yet to check in that all went well for mom and pups.
Last litter I had my females temp was all over the place the last week untill the day of whelp. She had 10 perfectly healthy pups. None were runts and they all were doing well. I hope that this is the case for you.
I can imagine how nervous and emotional you are or were when this was or is going on. I get nervous and emotional with every litter I have.
Take a deep breath and please update us even if the news is bad. Sometimes things are just out of our controll.
I would like to thank everyone for the constructive critisism (sp?). I'm sorry that I didnt post all the info on the situation, that was my mistake. I understand that things can heat up in a public forum, and when I come and post things that are pretty controversial, that only heats things up more. But for all the wonderful advice, I thank you.
I would like to thank everyone for the constructive critisism (sp?). I'm sorry that I didnt post all the info on the situation, that was my mistake. I understand that things can heat up in a public forum, and when I come and post things that are pretty controversial, that only heats things up more. But for all the wonderful advice, I thank you