Monday, November 9, 2009

Our Vet Delivers

For those who don't know the dilemma we faced earlier this morning, here it goes. Maya went into active labor around 2am this morning, she was pushing for over two hours when I thought it was probably too long. I called an emergency vet, they told me to give her more time- another hour or two. I thought about that for a while, didn't feel comfortable with it and then called a different emergency vet and they told me to bring her right in. So, after much deliberation, we brought our Maya in to get checked out. She received some much needed calcium and a shot of oxytocin and made a little progress. They repeated the process but she didn't improve any. They told us the first little one was probably already deceased and that Maya needed an emergency c-section to have any chance of saving the other. At this point it is 8am, I'm already crying but have to make a decision.
We decide to take our Maya from this emergency clinic and transfer her to our veterinarian (since now the office is open) to do this procedure for our girl. We trust them with our pets, and though this may seem a stupid idea, I think it was an inspired one. Both of our little girls and our Maya have pulled through just fine. And fyi, we saved $1400.00 by taking Maya to our vet. We are so happy! I want to thank everyone for your prayers, every one of them counted. Thanks again everyone!!!

Don't mind the ugly incision on Maya's belly, it'll heal soon enough. Here are our lovely angels climbing on their mommy looking for food. They'll get it down pat eventually. Well, let's sure hope so.

And this is our chunky little girl, though she actually weighs less than her sister. I would have taken a picture of her sister, but she was asleep and I didn't want to wake her. Plus, Maya needs her beauty sleep too. :)
I'll be sure to post lots more pictures when they aren't so fragile and I'm not so tired. Seriously, I only got 10 minutes of sleep, 15 at the most. I'm kinda dozing off just typing this.


12 comments:

Devri said...

They are all beautiful! congrats you little mama and her mama YOu!

Now, go sleep!

Chrystina said...

Congratulations!! Poor Maya! They are here and sound and SOOOO cute!!

hoLLy said...

wow! you were quick at posting-yea! so exciting to see the puppies! so so cute! congrats. hope you got some sleep this afternoon!

Patty said...

They are just so cute! I'm glad the ordeal is over and they all survived.

Tonya said...

Oh... Tara how scary, I am so glad that everything came out okay in the end,as I was reading I was thinking, how am I going to tell Callie. But I am so happy for the outcome and I can't wait for her to see the new puppies tomorrow.

I hope you can get some rest. Poor Maya, maybe she can get some needed rest. Grandma needs some rest too!

Grammy Staffy said...

Ahh...get some rest...you had such a hard night. I hope that Maya recovers quickly. I am glad that both girls are alive and doing well. What a relief! I agree with you...I think that your were inspried to go back to your own vet too. Good for you. Hugs, Grammy

The Bright Family said...

congrats Maya!! Do you have names for the puppies yet?!

Tara D. said...

Mallory and Marina! :) Mallory has the little white spot on her chest, while Marina is the plumper one of the two.

Cindy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, I didn't realize all that was going on.

I'm so glad they're okay and you made the "inspired" call.

Yay, babies!!!

Tiffany said...

they are precious! And Maya's such a brave mom...Can't wait for more pics! Thanks for keeping us posted

Cindy Ben said...

Congratulations! Good thing you were able to take her to her regular vet!

ACDC2005 said...

Well I'm glad she and puppies are okay, and they are so cute! Congrats@