Princes Journal


6/22/2014

The Ice White Canadian Queen of Camelot gave birth to 2 beautiful Ice White Babies on Sunday around 1 pm... ( right as I was getting ready to leave the house to  my Meeting of course ) 0n 6/22/2014 a little boy and a little girl . She needed help with both Births . The girl weighed 4.4 ounces ad the boy weighed 3.8 ounces  . They wanted to nurse right away and looked really strong .I removed their dew claws and got them settled in with Ma ma and let her rest .When I checked on them that night they seemed strong and wiggly , birth weight had gone down a tad but that is normal as they were wet when I weighed them 

6/23/2014

Monday checked in on the puppies they seemed fine . I did not actually SEE them LATCHING on to teats ( first mistake )  but they looked so strong and healthy and both were nuzzling in close to her and rooting for teats hat I figured all was well ( second mistake )  ...Monday evening  I weighed them again ...their weights had gone down again ..they looked strong and healthy so I did not intervene as to supplementing them ( third mistake ) all I did was set up my "Glass Whelping Box/Incubator " next to my bed at eye level so I could keep an eye  ( and an ear ) on them...That is Canada in the incubator ...then the next morning...............

6/24/2014 Tuesday Morning 8 am 

I woke up to silence...I thought why  aren't  the babies making any noise ? I looked ,  and Canada was laying on the girl.She was still warm so I tried to resuscitate her ...couldn't get her back so I got aggressive and starting checking EVERYTHING .... Canada had milk , in fact she looked engoraged...the beginnings of mastitis on the highest tit on the right side.( I would deal with that  later first the boy ,,is he ok?...His temp was normal, he did not have a cleft Palette, He seemed strong still but "Ribby" so of course I weighed him ..I about fainted ! He was all the way down to  3.2 ounces by that evening he was down to 3.0 despite the fact that I milked Canada and gave him regular feedings every two hours of her milk ..could her milk be bad? so I made up a batch of tried and true goats milk formula


This is his Mother ..The Ice White Canadian Queen of Camelot..Fed him 3 cc at 5 pm ......





Photo: Our little Prince was born Sunday 6/22/2014 . He weighed 3.8 ounces  at birth . His circulation was not really good for the first day , and now I am tube feeding him . This is his Mother ..The Ice White Canadian Queen of Camelot..Fed him 3 cc at 5 pm ......










Finished feeding my little Prince 3 cc for his 7 :30. PM feeding .
....no Colostrum this time , as I gave 1 cc at 5 pm feeding . He is still not back up to his birth weigh yet . still working on it .
Photo: Finished feeding my little Prince 3 cc for his 7 :30. PM feeding .....no Colostrum this time , as I gave 1 cc at 5 pm feeding . He is still not back up to his birth weigh yet . still working on it .

PRINCES 10 PM FEEDING DONE..

..HE HAD 3 CC AGAIN . I AM GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE THE PUPPY FORMULA .....10 oz can of condensed goat’s milk (if necessary you can sub with evaporated, condensed cow’s milk but do not dilute either goats or cows) You can find this where you get other canned milk.
1/3 cup of strained liver water (you can substitute with freshly made beef broth)
2 raw egg yolks
1 T mayonnaise or canola oil, your choice
1 cup whole fat yogurt, best quality and freshest possible
1 tsp Karo syrup (either light or dark)
1 dropper of baby vitamins (any drug store)................................. CANADAS MILK IS DRYING UP ( I GAVE HER FEENGREEK )

June 25
Canada is out of milk .Prince just had his first Puppy Formula. added Forti Cal , Bene-Bac Plus and Breeders' Edge® Nurture Mate.Still tube feeding since his sucking abilities are still weak   
 ...by the way I also use a size 5 french tube for my Pomeranian puppies.


later that day...............

Going to increase feedings today ......to every two hours .....next feeding will be at 8 am Arizona. TME.....I just weighed my tiny little Prince .....sadly he only weighs 3.2 ounces . He is only 4 day old .....I don't have him back up to his birth weight yet . I am worried. Hopefully switching him from his mothers milk to the puppy formula will put some weight on him ......... And thankfully ! I don't have to milk her anymore  !!


next feeding .......

It's almost 11AM Prince just ate ..at 1 PM I will increase his formula to 4 cc.

next feeding ...........

It is 3:53 PM Arizona time. I just fed Prince 4 cc of puppy formula. He is still not up to birthweight. He is very active and defecating and urinating very well  



 JUNE 26


Great news ! Prince has finally gained ! He weighed 3.4 ounces this morning at the 5 o'clock feeding ..... the BAD news is Mama , Canada is drying up...... so I am goint to give her some fenugreek to start her milk back up. 


LETER THAT DAY ........

p date on Prince back down to 3.3 ounces , but the good news is .....for his 10:30 PM feeding he SUCKED 3 cc out of his bottle! no more tube feeding , YEAH.....Also the bloating is down and he peed AND pooped ..I think this guy just might make it ! thank you to everyone who helped me thru my panic today...



JUNE 27  


My tiny "alarm clock" Prince woke me up at 1:115 am and then again at 4:05 AM telling me he was hungry with his crying . He ate from the bottle both times.the bloating is gone ( thank you guys for telling me about the gas drops ) I guess I am going to have to be patient about getting him back up to his birth weight . Let me tell you it is GREAT to have Prince and Canada at eye level in their "Glass Box Next to my bed (on top of my bed side table ) This large glass "Incubator" has proved invaluable to take care of Prince in a way that makes it easier for me . With this "glass box" at eye level right next to my bed I can HEAR and see Prince with just a glance ....as any Breeder knows , it is the night feedings that are the hardest .....with this wonderful makeshift incubator I have Mommie and baby right next to my bed so I can see and hear them without even having to get out of my comfortable bed The top has a cover so mom docent jump out ..it is very easy to hear him cry when he is hungry because of the ventalation and that top and front locking front door keeps Mom in with him until I take her out to let her stretch her legs and run around while I am feeding the baby... the front opening door has a lock on it ( see close up picture ) . Just thought I would share this "Tool" that may help other breeders , as it has made the night time feedings easier for me ...if Canada was not such a good mother I would just use my small "Glob incubator" shown with Wiggles in it ...but she is wonderful...she keeps him warm , snuggled , potted and clean ! Love my Canada girl


LATER THAT DAY..................

nce Update: well I just weighed him . It is Friday June 27 2014 and he is 6 days old. 6/28/2014 he will be one week old ! He is defecating and urinating well and his gas that he had yesterday is all gone thanks to the help from my FB friends who suggested the infant GAS DROPS .. They worked like a charm 1 thanks everyone



JUNE 28 

Update on Prince : Well it is almost 2 AM Arizona time and I have been trying for the last couple of hours to get Prince to take his 3 cc of formula in his bottle .He just wouldent drink it for me so I had to tube feed him He is down to 3ounces from his birthweight of 3.8 ounces ...This is a picture of him in the bed side set up I have for him and his Ma Ma Canada to stay in so that I can hear him when he cries and keep a close eye on him


7 AM Az. time Prince had 3cc formula , pooped and peed but seemed bloated so I gave him gas drops ( 1 drop) going back to sleep no
  1. June 28 via iPhoto
    Prince 6 days old . 3.2 ounces 6/28/2014
    Prince 6 days old . 3.2 ounces 6/28/2014
    Prince 6 days old . 3.2 ounces 6/28/2014
    my sweet Prince
    3 PM feeding it has been a little over 3 hours since his last feeding as I was feeding him too much so I helf off to make sure I was not feeding too often .After only 2 cc I noticed formula comming out of his mouth ( not his nose ) so I stopped . I have diluted his pre made formula with plaine Pediolit .He is still pooping and peeing well

 Update on Prince : 3 PM feeding it has been a little over 3 hours since his last feeding , as I was feeding him too much . So I held off to make sure I was not feeding too often .After only 2 cc I noticed formula comming out of his mouth ( not his nose ) so I stopped . ( This worries me ) I have diluted his pre made formula with plain Pedialyte so his kidneys will not have to work so hard. .He is still pooping and peeing well. He is still not fleshy and plump like he should be . Going to give him a bit of Glucose on the tongue, and SQ Ringers Lactate to get him Hydrated

Photo: Update on Prince :    3 PM feeding       it has been a little over 3 hours since his last feeding ,  as I was feeding him too much . So I held  off to make sure I was not feeding too often .After only 2 cc I noticed formula comming out of his mouth ( not his nose ) so I stopped . ( This worries me ) I have diluted his pre made formula with plain  Pedialyte so his kidneys will not have to work so hard. .He is still pooping and peeing well. He is still not fleshy and plump like he should be . Going to give him a bit of Glucose on the tongue, and SQ Ringers Lactate to get him Hydrated
 JUNE 28 5 PM

Just got home from the vet Laya Rifka Thomas She said he looked good to her. Normal temp, good heart , clear lungs, no cleft palette and normal gastric sounds....Said he was not very dehydrated at all but because I asked her to she did give him a few cc SQ fluids , and sent me home with a Liter of the stuff  .....and she told me to keep doing what I have been doing. I took Canada in as well so she too could have a head to tail examine . The Vet she said she too looked good , no retained placentas or puppies , , still has milk ( just not very much , gums looked good, not dehydrated, and no fever, no discharge and looks good except that she should have her normal appetite back by now so she gave her an appetite stimulant ...METOCLOPRAMIDE oral Susp 1mg/ml and some Rx Hill's Prescription Diet a/d Critical Care Canned Dog food so all is well here 

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JUNE 29

Update on Prince: well the little guy finally got the sucking technique down. For his 9 AM feeding this morning he took the full 3 cc from his bottle I couldn't believe it! I think this little guy is going to make it after all. After he wa...See More
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 JUNE 29 CONTINUED 

Update on Prince: 10:00 PM feeding , his sucking reflex is kickinh in but he still takes FOREVER to get his 2 tp 3 cc in his Tummy. Had to give gas drops again. He still has not gained weight I guess I am just not patient and worry too much. One week old and only 3 ounces has me worried 

Photo: Update on Prince: 10:00 PM feeding , his sucking reflex is kickinh in but he still takes FOREVER to get his 2 tp 3 cc in his Tummy. Had to give gas drops again. He still has not gained weight I guess I am just not patient and worry too much. One week old and only 3 ounces has me worried :(

JUNE 29


Update on Prince: today is Monday. It's 6:30 AM Arizona time. Prince drank his 3 mL from a bottle this morning. I also gave him some glucose and some probiotics for his G.I. tract. Still not gaining anything  so I don't know maybe there's something really wrong with him .....he should be gaining by now . He is eight days old today and still not back up to his birth weight which was 3.8 ounces. He reminds me so much of Wiggles ( a past Pom of mine ) his face even looks like Wiggles face did when Wiggles was ab new born ....such a tiny, tiny little face...
Photo: Update on Prince: today is Monday. It's 6:30 AM Arizona time. Prince drank  his 3 mL from a bottle this morning. I also gave him some glucose and some probiotics for his G.I. tract. Still not gaining anything        :(      so I don't know maybe there's something really wrong with him .....he should be gaining by now . He is eight days old today and still not back up to his birth weight which was 3.8 ounces. He reminds me so much of  Wiggles ( a past Pom of mine )  his face even looks like Wiggles face did when Wiggles was ab new born ....such a tiny, tiny little face...

 

3 PM up date on Prince 6/30/2014 He is 8 days old today and he weighs 3.1 ounces .His Birth weight was 3.8

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JULY 1 


Well I have to confess that I missed his 10 PM feeding , and it was MIDNIGHT when I feed my poor little Prince .....the good news is I weighed and he has GAINED weight , he now weighs 3.3 ounces !!! YEAH ! ..and as far as missing his feeding it may have been a good thing .he actually SUCKED DOWN . 3 cc of formula out of his bottle ! I did not even have to tube feed him ..it was wonderful to watch . I have never seen him so hungry ! He acted like he was STARVING ...NORMALLY WHEN I give him the bottle to suck on before I tube feed him he just kind of mouths it and let's a little formulae drip down his throat. Not tonight , he sucked that whole thing Down ..I am so happy , I have hope now that he will make it ....
Photo: Well I have to confess that I missed his 10 PM feeding , and it was MIDNIGHT when I feed my poor little Prince .....the good news is I weighed and he has GAINED weight , he now weighs 3.3 ounces !!! YEAH ! ..and as far as missing his feeding it may have been a good thing .he actually SUCKED DOWN . 3 cc of formula out of his bottle ! I did not even have to tube feed him ..it was wonderful to watch . I have never seen him so hungry ! He acted like he was STARVING ...NORMALLY WHEN I give him the bottle to suck on before I tube feed him he just kind of mouths it and let's a little formulae drip down his throat. Not tonight , he sucked that whole thing Down ..I am so happy , I have hope now that he will make it ....

 

CONTINUED...........

7 AM feeding was uneventful. But he did suck his formula out of the bottle on his own again . I did not need to tube feed him . I think he's on the road to recovery . I just weighed him and he's down to 3.2... Could it be that his mother is stimulating him too much, to poop??? Lol ......if it's not one thing it's another ! Ohhhh the life of a Pom Mom

Update on Prince : 7/1/2014 he is 9 days old now and weighs 3.2 ounces .....this is right before his 2 PM feeding . He is so hungry ! He is so strong now .I just wish his Mom would feed him now that he is strong enough to suck her milk out ...any suggestions on how to get her to feed him would be appreciated

 

Update on Prince : 5:30 Arizona time 7/1/2014

 JULY 2 

..Here is my Tiny Prince and his mom Canada . He is 10 days old now . 6 AM feeding he had 4 cc

he is not Lonley anymore Moms back in the box with him

Photo: he is not Lonley anymore Moms back in the box with him

 JULY 2 CONT

Prince update : 10AM feeding 3cc Gonna give him more as soon as Canada is done pooping him . Sure glad I did not send Canada to Bonnie last year or I would not have my precious little Prince ...He may be the TINY Ice White male out of Icee I have been waiting for . He is 10 days old . His weight fluctuates when I feed him He was 3.2 eariler . I waited three hours and re weighed him before I fed him at 10 and he as gone down to 3.1 I giess that is how much 5 cc weigh since that is how much he ate at his lat feeding . His pigment is comming in nicely

Photo: Prince update : 10AM feeding 3cc Gonna give him more as soon as Canada is done pooping him . Sure glad I did not send Canada to Bonnie last year or I would not have my precious little Prince ...He may be the TINY Ice White male out of Icee I have been waiting for . He is 10 days old . His weight fluctuates when I feed him He was 3.2 eariler . I waited three hours and re weighed him before I fed him at 10 and he as gone down to 3.1 I giess that is how much 5 cc weigh since that is how much he ate at his lat feeding . His pigment is comming in nicely



NOON FEEDING : MY LITTLE PORKER JUST SUCKED DOWN 5 CC OF ENRICHED FORMULA

 

July 2 near Yuma, AZ
Prince Update : 5 PM he ate 5 cc / he weighs 3.4 ounces ! 

!0 PM feeding feels a bit light to me ?I think I waited to long between feedings . He is very strong and Vigorous 

Yuma Pomeranians
July 3 near Yuma, AZ · Edited
5 AM feeding Prince is not interested in his formula ? the two night feedings he did not eat as vigorously as he did yesterday . I tried again to get him to nurse off his Mama , but she still does not have much milk and he did not nurse just did a lot of nuzzling ..no matter how hard I tried he would not latch on to a nipple I squeezed out milk for him to taste he seemed to like it but would not latch on to get it out him self. His tummy is hard and he seems bloated so I will give him his gas drops and wait an hour and try again . just weigh him .he still weighs 3.4 so that is good that he has not lost weight....... I might have feed him too much yesterday ? I noticed Dollie had a dirty Butt this morning , so I just gave her a bath . I just towel dried her so she is still damp and she wants up on the bed with me..NOPE ! She is so sad that I won't lift her up here with me , thankfully she is not big enough to jump u here herself . I need to go grab the blow dryer , she actually loves getting dried and brushed but she HATES BATHS lol.... I guess I better go make a cup of coffee looks like I am up for the day 

 

July 3 via iPhoto
Prince Update : 8 PM feeding he did not eat a lot but he did eat 2 cc I will wait an hour and feed him again . He is 11 days old now and he weighs 3.6 ounces Mom Canada is cleaning him right now
Prince Update : 8 PM feeding he did not eat a lot but he did eat 2 cc I will wait an hour and feed him again . He is 11 days old now and he weighs 3.6 ounces Mom Canada is cleaning him right now
Prince Update : 8 PM feeding he did not eat a lot but he did eat 2 cc I will wait an hour and feed him again . He is 11 days old now and he weighs 3.6 ounces Mom Canada is cleaning him right now
Prince Update : 8 PM feeding he did not eat a lot but he did eat 2 cc I will wait an hour and feed him again . He is 11 days old now and he weighs 3.6 ounces Mom Canada is cleaning him right now

 

Prince Update : 8 PM feeding he did not eat a lot but he did eat 2 cc I will wait an hour and feed him again . He is 11 days old now and he weighs 3.6 ounces Mom Canada is cleaning him right now
Photo: Prince Update : 8 PM feeding he did not eat a lot but he did eat 2 cc I will wait an hour and feed him again . He is 11 days old now and he weighs 3.6 ounces Mom Canada is cleaning him right now

Update on Prince : 10 AM he ate pretty good .Looks a little bloated so I will give him gas Drops .have not weighed him yet today ...I will also give him a bath today...he is 12 days old


 

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    Prince is 12 days old now  7/4/2014 ,  Prince just got his first bath .
    Prince is 12 days old now  7/4/2014 ,  Prince just got his first bath .
    Prince is 12 days old now  7/4/2014 ,  Prince just got his first bath .


 Prince is 12 days old now 7/4/2014 , Prince just got his first bath .

 ...Prince update: 11 PM ...Had to go back to tube feeding tonight (4cc) ,he wouldn't suck at all. Opened a new can of formula tonight , added a bit of Nutra Cal to the formua ... He had gas , so I gave him the gas drops . Canada is acting weird and does not want to be in with him .She is still cleaning him but I may have to put him in my small incubator if she keeps this up . Im gonna give her more

calcium .
Photo: Prince update: 11 PM ...Had to go back to tube feeding tonight  (4cc) ,he wouldn't suck at all. Opened a new can of formula tonight , added a bit of Nutra Cal to the formua ... He had gas ,  so I gave him the gas drops .  Canada is acting weird and does not  want to be in with him .She is still cleaning him but  I may have to put him in my small incubator if she keeps this up . Im gonna give her more
 calcium  .

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