Tuesday, February 10, 2015

You won't believe what I saw today!!!!

But first here is my collage of March 2014
I'm glad I have the collage because that is the only picture for today.  This morning I took Nitty to the vet for her allergy shot.  While I was there the vet (it's a husband and wife team) told me they were getting ready to do a Cesarean Section on a dog due to have puppies.  Before I knew it, I blurted out "can I watch?".
  I wanted to be a veterinarian all my life and never made it.....close but no cigar!
He left the room and I was a little embarrassed for being so forward but now I'm glad I was.  He said to take Nitty out to the car and come back. He showed me into an office where there was a window to the operating room where his wife was going to do the surgery.  I was thrilled! 
I used to work for a vet in high school and helped with spays and minor surgeries but never a cesarean.  I also helped with autopsies at a hospital I worked at as a medical lab technician so it doesn't bother me....unless someone was suffering...that I would have a hard time with.
Anyway, when she cut her open and started bringing out the puppies it was like a giant ring of sausage!  I couldn't believe it.  They were all in their own sac but connected just like sausages!  I actually laughed it was so amazing!  She cut each one open and grabbed it with it's accompanying umbilical cord and placenta, dried it's mouth off and handed it off to a towel holding assistant who then took it and finished tying off the cord and washing it up.  There were many assistants with towels, and I tried to count puppies. I think it ended up to be 8 or 9!  What an amazing experience!  When she was all done and starting to sew up the mother, her husband came in with the box full of puppies to show me and they all lived so far!  There was one that didn't look too good when she pulled it out of the sac and he did tell me that was the runt but he was alive!  What a glorious day and an experience I will never forget!
I will be cooking up something nice for all of them as I am so appreciative of them for letting me watch. 
P.S.  Mama is doing fine too!
Happy Trails!

20 comments:

  1. What an amazing experience. I'm so glad you spoke up and got to be there. You'd make a good assistant! Enjoy your evening my friend! And KUDOS!!! Hugs, Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Diane, so far that is the event of the year!

      Delete
  2. Thank you for sharing this incredible experience with us. That was amazing! Now. Aren't you glad you asked? How nice they were willing to let you watch.
    You asked about face-time on my blog. It's like Skype only it's on Apple products...iPad, iPhone, etc. And I got the jar toppers at Walmart in the aisle wi the canning jars. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Betsy. Wal-Mart...who knew? Ok, that makes sense about Face Time vs. Skype. Blessings to you too!

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. Hi Kathy! How are you? I have to stop by and catch up with you. Looks like we might get snow next week!

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. It surely was! The mama looked to be a medium size white dog and all those puppies were white too!

      Delete
  5. Wow. That is something I could see one of my daughter's doing. She worked with a veterinarian for a school project (one still in school). I know I could not stomach it, but that sounds like it was amazing for you to watch.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's surprising coming from a woman who has farm animals and kids! LOL!

      Delete
  6. Yes like sausages! I love seeing pups born! Nothing better ..so good of them to let you watch:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I'm taking them some homemade cookies today and a thank you card. I have to go to Wal-Mart and it's in that direction.

      Delete
  7. Amazing experience, Sam! How wonderful to see this operation and the puppies arrival! I enjoyed your writing. Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Helen! Have a great Valentine's Day weekend....you who inspires so many hearts!

      Delete
  8. Wow- that was an awesome experience!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Terri B! I will be over to visit your blog later! I love the old picture I saw.....errands first though (we're supposed to get snow this weekend..I can't wait but have to be prepared!). TTYL and thanks for stopping by.

      Delete
  9. Replies
    1. It's been a crazy busy week...how about you? I'll stop by later....I have to see what you're knitting or what "you girls" are up to! TTYL!

      Delete
  10. Good morning sweet lady! I mentioned you on my blog this morning when you have a chance to visit....come on over! Sweet hugs, Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll be over for sure! I just have to bet to the store before "the snow flies"! I'm so excited!

      Delete

Thank you so much for stopping by and for commenting. Comments are "grist for the mill" and I appreciate each and every one of them!