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    Good photo Hyacinth, you really caught the expression there.

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    Back from the vet. They do not abort over 45 days so it is too late. They do not like escalating possible problems after that date.
    She was wormed, had an ultra sound. 2 puppies seen (pretty big) but more could be hiding. He is rapt that she is here, with her diet and with my knowledge and with her care. Told him it was vet net sites mainly. He said stay away from dog forums, lol.

    He also said she is very healthy and a good size and should have no trouble. As we have no idea of impregnation date as father in Law was preoccupied with a marriage breakup and having a painful condition diagnosed his guess is a week or so to go.

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    Fingers crossed for you both!

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    Thank you.

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    Pretty looks like she is in very good hands with you looking after her Di_dee1.
    Hope everything goes well for both of you. Post some photos please!

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    Thank you.

    I heed some help with some suggestions please.
    Pretty is an inside dog here. Sleeps on her bed in our room. My thoughts are that she will birth inside and have the pups with her about a week before being moved to the shaded garden shed very near the house. No chemicals etc have ever been in there (ride on mower etc is in the big hay shed down further) Just the odd bit of furniture, and fishing nets etc.

    The move may have to be a necessity as my father (nursing home in another state is failing and I may have to go there. I am NOT going if she is whelping as he really has never been there for us but my sister will need me afterwards, should the worst happen, we lost our beloved mother only this march)

    I have 2 bathrooms, one unused and am setting up a place for her in that one. Should she choose to start on her bed in our room I can move her a few feet into the en suite and we move to the other bathroom, lol. Of course there will be insulation and a tarp and comfortable pad for her whichever place.

    It never rains but ir pours.
    Next week my husband will be tied up a couple of days with his own father's op and getting him back home. My son who is a training vet nurse is the only other I trust to look after her but he will want to go to his "Pop" (he only works one day volunteer at our vet's as part of his course)

    Tarp will cover all floor of shed, whelping area in a protected part, door is already secured partly open with star posts as a cat used to use it to sleep in but does not any more.

    She will have access to go in and out to toilet which she would not have in the house should I have to jump on a plane after whelping. She would also be checked on by my husband a few times a day. Dad has wanted to die for the last 10 years and he may be getting his wish. We will know more when the docs do.

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    Di_dee1. You poor thing! Everything will work out fine and you have already covered all possibilities and planned for them wherever Pretty gives birth. If you decide on the shed, just keep those fish nets away from her as you don't want the pups lost in there. Hugs to you for being such a caring "mum"

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    As there is only a table, some fish nets and an old piece of furniture in there all I have to do is move the nets to the other shed. We never use it lol, only the cat did. It is only about 30ft away from seeing it from kitchen window and back of the house too and shaded well for afternoon sun.Thank goodness this will not be happening in the full heat of summer.

    I am just so jumpy with what is happening with both Dad and her and the timing.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 10-21-2009 at 11:01 AM.

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    Hang in there , you're doing all you possibly can


    I will no doubt get flamed to a cinder for this...but...
    Please keep in mind that you are only human. Don't do anything that you will come to regret for the rest of your life.
    I know you wern't close to your dad but can you live with yourself if you don't say goodbye ? Your emotional well being is just as important.
    Surely someone watching her is better than you beating yourself up for the rest of your life.
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    Thanks Chop. I see him a few times a year and each time I treat like the last time. 15hrs by car or 2 plane flights, not that that is an issue.

    I have not set this decision in stone. Even though he was a horrible alcoholic, verbally abusive father we have been able to have a reasonable adult relationship. He, like the rest of us is very down to earth. (eg pine box and cremation not 10,000 coffin and a lot of hooha) and would tell me to concentrate on the living. I, as usual have plan A, B and C.

    Plan C would be jumping a plane with my son if it did indeed look like the end and he was conscious, unconscious I may wait, dunno and I am rambling, lol. )I made it with 5 days to spare with Mum. Pretty would be relocated to the shed with hubby quickly educated what to look for and copious notes. He loves her too and would go to the vet if needed.

    I just don't want worst case scenario dead Father and dead dog.

    Just Gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd
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