Our Bermuda gave us quite the scare new years weekend. On Friday we did x-rays for puppy count and found 1 single puppy. We were concerned with her needing a C-Section and our vet was on call. She was due to deliver 1/2-1/4. She ended up going into labor Saturday Night and our vet wanted to give her the opportunity to try to pass the pup. After her water broke she never had any contractions or active labor so we proceeded with C-Section Sunday morning.
Unfortunately the puppy was not alive and had not been alive for quite some time. There was evidence of a bleed in her uterus at one point. Her uterus was compromised and we did an emergency spay as well. She had complications waking up from surgery and went into shock. We were then sent to the University of Florida were she spent the weekend and needed a blood transfusion. Upon arriving at the University she was in critical condition and we were not sure if she was going to make it.
I am happy to report that I was able to bring her home yesterday evening. I didn't sleep last night checking on her constantly. We followed up with our regular veterinarian today and she is eating, drinking, pink gums and in good spirits. Our vet gave us a good prognosis with no evidence of internal bleeding. We truly thought we were going to lose our girl. She is lucky to be alive.
As per The American Kennel Club Breed Standards, "The male shall not be less than 30 inches at the shoulders, but it is preferable that he be 32 inches or more, providing he is well proportioned to his height. The female shall not be less than 28 inches at the shoulders, but it is preferable that she be 30 inches or more, providing she is well proportioned to her height."