Day 58 The Count is In!
Just got back from the xray and the count is in!! There are clearly 8 puppies. There is a possible 9th up in her rib cage as you can see the outline of what looks like a head. However, unlike all the other puppies, we couldn’t find a spine to go along with it. It’s possible that it is obscured by the ribs and stomach. It’s also possible that it could be nothing. Last, it’s possible that it could be a puppy that didn’t make it therefore its growth has stopped which is why we can’t see the bone calcification. I may go back next week for another xray to see if we can tell better what’s happening with the 9th.
Based on their current development, or lack thereof, she doesn’t anticipate them coming anytime before Wednesday. No teeth yet and no toes. So the real watch will start on Thursday.
So YAY!! There are actual puppies and no aliens in there! Pray for healthy babies! So now begins the final countdown…