I hope your son recovers steadily - sounds like a calm, peaceful day is needed by all of you. If Papaya is that close to whelping it looks like a small litter - perhaps time to start taking her temperature if she will let you?
#2 is here now. A boy and a girl so far. Wasn't quite set up yet! Whelping box arrives tomorrow.
They both just started nursing and I'm cranking my heat fast as I can! She won't let me leave and now she's covered me in birthing goodness. She basically sat in my lap to pop them out. I mean. Thanks but also ew lol
We weren't done! I knew she had more to go. We're up to 5 now - four boys and one girl.
She's doing well. The last pup took a bit more effort because he weighed over a pound. She isnt totally comfortable, so I dont know that she's done yet. At the very least she has to deliver the latest placenta still.