Thank you everyone
I am still very tired, but the last two nights have been very restful. A couple more good nights and I should be caught back up. I am still off work to stay home with the puppies next week, there may be time for a photo shoot lol!
Puppies are steadily gaining and I've had to change their collars twice since their original ones. They are all between 1.5 and 2 lbs at just 5 days old!
Following delivery, and likely due to a few retained placentas, Ironhide began running a fever. 9am we were in the vet clinic getting some xrays to make sure no puppies were missing, and getting some antibiotics. The entire day she was restless and just not herself. I am friends with my vet, in fact she is taking a puppy from this litter, so I messaged her at 9:30pm to get her in. At the time Ironhide's temp had made a crazy jump from 103 to 104.6 despite having had 2 doses of antibiotics already, so I needed her to be seen ASAP. We both live less than 15 minutes from the clinic, so we were able to get her in quickly. We ran a slew of bloodwork and nothing looked concerning, except her fever. So the decision was made to give a single dose of Metacam. It definitely did the trick, within an hour her fever was down and by the next morning her temp was back to normal.
She is now doing great and is such a great mom! She is very different from her first litter - much more independent.
They are definitely a VERY spunky litter. Clipping nails yesterday was like wrangling baby Octopuses! I was definitely happy to have my litter theme narrowed down, just had to make sure it was "unique" too
Here they are - Ironhide Kennel's "Firework" litter
Red Rhino vom Ironhide - Female
Zombie Slayer vom Ironhide - Male
Hardcore Pyro vom Ironhide - Male
Show Time vom Ironhide - Female
Mad Ox vom Ironhide - Male
Widow Maker vom Ironhide - Male
Amp'd Up vom Ironhide - Female
Shogun vom Ironhide - Male
Boom Time vom Ironhide - Female