Thank you all for the notes of encouragement regarding Ivie. She seemed to rebound back to normal at about 5am this morning and has been doing much better. Her temperature has dropped back down and she is eating and wanting to check in on her puppies, all very good things. My gut is telling me that the supplement I was told to give her for milk production just didn't sit well with her and had an adverse affect. That seemed to be the only different variable in the equation and when I stopped giving it to her she bounded back...so no more FenuGreek for You Miss Ivie!!!
It is so hard to believe that a week has already gone by since they were born. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was racing around the house like a chicken with my head cut off delivering these sweet precious bundles of joy. Their ears are starting to flop over and they no longer look like little bats but more like Bernese Mountain Dogs, so cute.
I weighed them this morning and the smallest girl - purple gained 12.45 ounces in one week so I am happy with that. For all you betting type of folks, who do you think gained the most? Surprise! That would be Pink Girl, she outdid all of her bigger brothers and gained 15.55 ounces - almost made the pound mark! And the one gaining the least amount was Lime Boy at 7.75 ounces so he is going to have some catching up to do.
Again thank you all for your positive thoughts and prayers, I think Ivie felt them and knew she had lots of well wishers out there for her.