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Sandy had an appointment yesterday with one of the reproduction specialists at the animal hospital we use for a last x-ray and checkup before her puppies come -due Monday. My wife took her.
Our friend who owns Sandy's litter mate sister came to stay with Pebbles and Mr. B.
Mr. B has some separation anxiety issues so we can't/don't leave him alone - I know, we need to work on that...

My wife left with Sandy. About 10 minutes later while our friend was in the backyard playing with her dog, Pebbles, and Mr. B., Pebbles suddenly dropped to the ground, her eyes rolled back in her head, and her back legs started to shake. She had a seizure. Our friend called me at work panicking. What to do? I don't know. Told her to keep her comfortable, I'm leaving work. Stood up and left the meeting I was in. By the time I got home, Pebbles was back to her normal goofy self. The seizure lasted a few minutes.

My wife was already in route to the animal hospital. I told our friend lets get Pebbles there right away even though the seizure had ended. So we jumped in her car with Pebbles and Mr. B. We left her dog at home because she is just like her mom Pebbles and is perfectly fine being left alone and napping. I let my wife know we were coming. She made arrangement's with the vets to be ready for Pebbles. The vet that would be looking at Sandy said she would wait for Pebbles.

By the time we got there, they were done with Sandy and we walked right into the room to see the vet. Of course Pebbles was perfectly fine and wondering what I was panicking about. The vet looked her over, did a CBC, and said everything is perfectly normal. She had a seizure. Unless they start to become more frequent, or has another within 24 hours, there is nothing she would do at this point. No anti-seizure meds as they have their own issues I guess. Two or three years ago Pebbles had a similar episode but not nearly as scary. The best I can describe it is that she looked dizzy for a minute or two.

As far as Sandy goes, the vet said all looks fine. She counts 8 puppies. Natural delivery should be fine. But...

Pebbles had Hydrops when she had her puppies and had to have an emergency c section. She had 7 puppies. 1 had mid line deformities and didn't make but for a few minutes after birth. Pebbles at that time was going to have her puppies delivered by a professional whelping person - she's been whelping puppies for nearly 30 years and is highly recommended and used by local breeders. She saw Pebbles was having problems, suspected Hydrops and took her to the hospital for the c section after calling us. She was spot on about suspecting hydrops. She really knows what she is doing.

So being the extreme worry wart that I am (as well as my wife) we shared the x-ray with the above whelper and the Golden breeders that are mentoring us again this time. They suspect Sandy has hydrops. The whelping lady is going to check Sandy out for us today and we are waiting for feedback from one of our breeder friends, but it looks like Sandy is going to have a c section Saturday or Monday.

We are so so fortunate to have the people that are willing to help us.

Uhg. I don't understand how you real breeders do this.
 

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Wow what a day. Sounds like you made it though with flying colors. So pleased that Pebbles appears to be ok!
 

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I'm sorry to hear about Pebble's seizure, I hope she continues to do well.

Hope all goes well with Sandy's delivery...
 

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How awfully scary for you, sending good thoughts to both Sandy and Pebbles x
 

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Hope all goes well with Sandy's delivery...
Thanks. We do too. I think all will go well and she will be fine.
She's in good hands and we have an awesome circle of friends helping/watching out for her.

We took her in this morning to see one of the top guys at the hospital for a 're-check'. She does have a mild case of hydrops and he doesn't recommend free whelping. We knew that was out anyway. We thought we would be coming home with puppies but she isn't ready. Her progesterone is high and for a number of reasons he said there is no reason to do a c section today. So, we just have to monitor her temp 3 times a day and wait until Monday for (her due date) her scheduled c section, if she is ready.

She is totally fine otherwise. She obviously is not super comfortable, but she's moving around normally, eating, drinking, going out and so on.

This is her after we got back home this morning.
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Wow, that's an intense day. I hope Pebbles is doing well and everything goes well with Sandy's c-section. She's an adorable preggo girl. Is that a puppy lawn chair that she's on? I gotta get one of those.
 

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At the vet this morning. She's not quite ready.
She is scheduled for the c section tomorrow morning if it doesn't happen sooner.

I shaved all the fur off her belly ( when preparing for a natural whelp) so the puppies have easy access. Also cut all her feathers off so puppies can't get tangled then choke.
Poor little Sandy looks a mess.

Look, she's giving me stink eye. :)
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