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So what are your dates?
Vacation left, vacation returned, how long was she bleeding or swollen after you returned?
You can assume I hope that she was not in season when you left her, so figure day one may have been the day after
you left. Count out maybe 10 days, and assume that she was ovulating that day. Count out 63 days from that day, and assume that's your very first possible due date.
She looks further along (if she is a maiden) than U/S would be able to help so plan to X-ray her at about 58 days from ovulation day. Hopefully your vet can age them at that point. If not, post the photo of the radiograph here and someone will try for you.
Of course you know that the furthest out day would be determined by the day you returned.
Do the same thing date wise with those dates and hopefully the second date (and it should) will be after 45 days gestation so that that will be telling as well on the radiograph. They've already been exposed once to radiation so I don't think you should do it more than one more time. And that's only if you really want to be able to leave your house during the 2 weeks you are going to be stuck there watching her.
When her temp drops (rectal) below 99 you have about 24 hours.
Get a wading pool and a pack of cheap washcloths, a couple pair of hemostats, lots of old towels and a flashlight because when she's in labor you will want to take a pair of hemostats and a washcloth with you when you go out potty. Bitches have popped them out in the yard.
Go watch some you tubes on whelping, lots of them so you will feel ok about the eventuality.
And spay her after.