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Please pray for Lucky7 - the runt of Cossie.  I did not sleep.  He is mourning.  

I first took him away 3 hours ago for Cossie seemed to have shuffled him aside.  Then I hand fed him, put him in a small basket with heating pad and a heater next to him.  I slept for a little bit and I was woken up by him.  He was breathing hard, opened his mouth widely, and he cried.

I gave him back to Cossie.  She is licking him for now.  

I don’t know what would happen.  Is Cossie gonna kill him?  What is happening? (I can’t type, again I am crying now)

Lucky7 has a strong character.  He fights for his life.  He is also very stubborn - which tells me he is strong and is a fighter.

I better hurry and publish this.  Please send your prayer - I am feeling as if one of my new born is sick or dying.  It is just a puppy - a special one.



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      Ellen O'Connor wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • I am so sorry! I will be thinking of you and the little boy. Keep an eye on him....



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Lucky7-you are strong and you will perservere. I know you can do it. Lots of love to Lucky7, Cossie and granny too.



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Awwww... I am so sorry. Please update us as to how he is doing okay?  I know your heart is aching my friend.  

      Many Hugs~!



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Chinadoll, I would let Cossie lick and love up on Lucky#7 until she pushes him aside. That may be her way of telling you, I will love him as much as I can, but with all these other 9 pups, I need your help.
      So, you and Cossie can just alternate shifts. When Cossie is tired and don’t have the strength for the sick one, she will push him over to you. They do tend to push the sick ones away because it takes all of her strength to keep the other ones healthy.
      Cossie is very fortunate that she has you to help her.



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Please call a vet immediately. Hopefully they can give you some advice. C‘mon, Lucky 7!



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      Meshell Forest wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • ohh no,  

      I am crying with you, Chinadoll ..

      I think maybe a quick call to your vet, could give you an idea, or something to help you.  Poor Cossie, and You.  Sending strong strength Vibes to Lucky 7, and you.  

      Hugs to you...  

      Meshell



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • I closed my eyes after I posted
      and I got 2 hours of dream dose.
      Lucky7 is not panting and I am going to bottle feed.
      It is a complicated situation that I can’t call the vet till Dave the other owner gets here.
      He will be here in 1/2 hour and it is his call for Vet and
      his pocket he needs to outpour.
      Long story short, we don’t own the puppies nor have any shares of profit
      it does not matter for the lovely cuties provide worth more than a few bucks.

      No coffee to jazz up my rhyming.



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      Cindy Stewart Penkoff wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • lcmiddlesworth,  I think you are right on track.  chinadoll, stay strong, talk to him, love him and go with God on this one.



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      Cheryl Guy wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • My prayers will be with Lucky7! Does he like taking the bottle from you? As long as he is getting his nutrients from the bottle and love from you, I’m sure he will be fine.



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Good to hear-no more pant for runt, he will soon be on the hunt. Ah Ha! I’ve had my rhyming coffee.

      Thanks Cindy = - )



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Chinadoll,
      I think Dave will be thankful to you for all you have tried to do. Hopefully he will see the need to involve a vet, or comfort you that you are doing exactly what you need to. DON‘T give him cow milk. Cossie’s milk is still best for him. There is also a puppy replacement formula if she isn’t producing enough. I have milked momma dogs before. Most are very patient, and it isn’t that hard to get him a tiny bit extra. They don’t drink that much in the first few days, but they do drink often. I am still rooting for Lucky 7. I say if he survives, he should be *yours*. :)



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Ok, I just fed him.  He is such a survivor.  He seems back to its old weak self but not as threatening as this morning.  He will not suck a nipple (for sure he does not suck up!)  I use syringe and replacement formula as well as goat milk, drop by drop, onto his curly red little tongue.  He does swallow.  Like little baby, he burps and passes stool as the same time.  

      That poor little not so sucker, like a little worm crawler, crawled out of my lap and dropped on the floor.  He cried and gave grandma another heart attack.

      Dave is now here and he bought some extra boost.  He decided not to tube feed him for it is dangerous if pump into the lung instead.

      He said he would see how this booster work before he consider taking him to the Vet.

      Lucky7 is a male and it worths a bit more tham girls, just because they have that little weaner (sp? n too direct)

      He seems doing better and he sure is a trooper.  My hubby is depressed and stressed and he said 7 would sure die.  I told him if 7 is fighting, we should also fight with him.

      A lot to learn from this period and I will blog on a journal and publish later.  Once I get all my act together.

      Thank you for you cheers and be here with me.  Hugs, Love.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • I now like a kangeroo - with Lucky7 in my pouch (my robe)



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      Mztracy wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • he will be ok. just keep him warm, make sure he gets fluids. You can just call the vet and ask what type of formula to get for him. Even try a pet/feed store.



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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • awwwww Chinadoll, lucky 7, is lucky... im certain of it.. I hope he makes it.. pour little creature.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Goat milk? A girl after my own heart!!! Go Lucky 7! We are rooting for you. Sounds like he is doing well. Stools moving is an excellent sign!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Thank you, my fab sisters.  I feel like changing name of Lucky7 to Champ or Trooper.

      He is doing well now.  I researched on the internet: many advised to use a heating pad but one site I found advise to use those herb/rice bag.  I have several of them and I heated that one in microwave - just warm enough and not too hot.  It is just right for Trooper/Lucky7/Champ (may be I should call him TLC for short and also since he gets all my TLC).  I also found a basket just for TLC. (picture forthcoming once I have more caffeine and prozac in me!)

      Dave came and brought us a smaller nipple for premeies puppy.  He also brought a tube with tons of nutrients in it.  I fed TLC with that stuff and he perked up as well as good stool passing.

      Thanks for all your support - Dave says he is a champion and we will see a lot of ribbons.



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Oh- baby #7. Good boy. You get some good rest. Granny is gonna take good care of you!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • He is taking a very good nap! and I just want to drop dead in bed.



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • He is sawing some serious zzzz’s in that basket!



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      Cindy Stewart Penkoff wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • keep it up chinadoll.  All that love never hurt anybody.  :)



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • I am, I am, I am reliving my motherhood:
      Mix formula, shake bottle till no bubbles, luke milk to warm, test milk temp on my waist, administrate drop by drop and burp, clean bottom (no diaper, I wish!), a warm bath, dry quickly, comfy and warm bed, roll up the hand towel and put by his sides, prevent from rolling out, turn every 15 mins to get circulations, clean up while he is sleeping, then he wakes up and do this all over again.  

      Did you recall and this is a great bush up!



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Sweet little baby! Makes me want to cry. I’m glad my dog is spayed, because I personally couldn’t handle this.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Thanks Cindy, don’t cry.  Save your tears for later when we cheer for the triumph!



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Hello TLC, This is one of your Godmother’s... please thrive little one~!    

      And take care of yourself toooooooooo Chinadoll~!!

      Is Cossie taking care of TLC or are you, or both?
      I wanted to mention that if you notice TLC is NOT going to bathroom because Mommy is not helping, you can gently wipe
      the genitals with something wet to give the feel to the mother’s tongue. This will help the baby to go to the bathroom.

      Hugs and Please Keep Us Updated!
      Della



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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Poor little Poochie.. I hope he gets better.  awwwwwwwwwww



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      Scorpion13 wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • I’m rooting for the little guy! Sending love your way...

      Nancy



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Chinadoll, I am so happy for you and TLC! He should be on his way to getter stronger now. Normally, the runts are the ones that turn out the best.
      You done good girlfriend!

      Shopgirl, good suggestion with the warm towel...never even thought of that, but it sure does make since.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Now Chinadoll is up.
      We both took a good nap together.
      I lied on the couch and cuddled the basket.
      I heard my son yelled nervously, “where’s the puppy?”
      In my dream, I recalled pointing to the basket
      He cried “No mommy, he is not there!”
      I was still on my side, then I realized TLC crawled up to my armpit.
      My son said “You don’t do that again to me and don’t you squash him!”
      I just fed him, like you girl told me, little tips here and there.
      Like a little baby, he eats and poops and graphically speaking
      it is stinky.
      I think he is surviving - he is definitely a fighter and thank you for rooting for him.



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      Maria68 wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Hi Chinadoll,

      I am happy to see that your family is gradually pulling through this situation.

      Hang in there.



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      Rhonda Park wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • ohh Chinadoll, your a doll and a fighter right along with your precious baby.  He feels your love and is trying to stay with you.. Make thru these few days and he will be your biggest one because he got the most love..
      Hugs
      Bunchie



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Thanks bunchie and everyone - now he seems to slip into his down moment.  He is weak and when I picked him up by the neck, he did not cry nor curl up.  It is another slightly heart breaking moment.  

      Again, thanks for riding this roller coaster with me.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Stick with him. Night time usually is the ‘down’ time. Just like with little kids when they are sick. They seem better in the morning, and worse at night. If he will still eat for you at least a tiny bit, every 2 hours or so, and is pooping...you are doing good. I know this is very tiring BTDT, but I am rooting for him to pull through, and you both. :) Hopefully, you’ll both get some sleep. Having him under your armpit isn’t a bad thing (as long as you don’t roll over on him!) He has adopted you as mommy! :) I am sure he likes your warmth much better than the rice bag.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • What can I say Happymommy - I have rice in me starting from my ancestors.
      Thanks for the info and it is really comforting. I thought I was doing wrong and absolutely worn.
      I am losing sleep and appetite, and weight for sure.
      Oh did you just give you an opportunity to approach me? LOL
      (((hugs)))



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • LOL Chinadoll! Keep Lucky 7 warm tonight and sleep well my friend.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Thanks again.  I just gave him 3 oz.  He screamed and scared me.  Later I found out he did a big do-ey, mmmm, again, stinky.  Sometimes I wonder, if their intestines are straight like a line?
      Why one goes in then comes out quickly?
      Another several hours have gone by, more survival chance for my TLC puppy!

      ((((((((((hugs, love and kisses))))))))))))



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      Bobbi Bacha wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • He is going to make it chinadoll, has he nursed from his mom yet, see it he will.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Cossie still loves him but she has 9 pups to care.  She basically tells me, she is through with him.
      TLC knows the syringe, once touched his lips, he opened. Tongue curled up and let me put drops of milk in him. Now I am up to 6-7 drops per feed.
      I will put my pinky in his mouth just to stimulate the action of suck. Once he can suck, we will give him a bottle and try Cossie.
      I don’t know by then, Cossie may lose the bond.
      Well, one minute, one hour, one day
      Till I can go out and play.



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      Ellen O'Connor wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Chinadoll, (What is your real 1st name?) 7 seems to be doing better thanks to you. I hope that if he pulls through (and I think he will!) he will be your puppy. I think he is very special....as are you. I hope you can sleep tonight. Hugs!



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Wait until he opens his eyes and sees his granny looking back at him. He’s already in love with you as I know you are with him!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • That’s another problem.  More animal in this house that’s not even a farm!  I just want a fish tank as an add on, and how fish tank to TLC?  I don’t even know if Dave will give us this puppy, or will it be co-own thing or if we want another 4 leggies.  oh well, till them and we’ll decide.
      Again, can you feel my hugs to you, my ladies?



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      Jenz ~ wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Prayers to you & TLC! That is indeed the perfect name for him. :)



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Latest update: I picked TLC up from his neck, he screamed loud.  Also he seems to have sweet dreams, he jerks.
      He is also breathing thru his mouth, don’t know good or bad.
      I will stay up for another hour just to give him more liquid.



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Nov 20, 2008
    • Just make sure his little nose is moist...my step dad said..



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