He was a little lethargic yesterday, but got fluids and never stopped eating when fed. Unfortunately, this morning, he passed away with Chrissy loving him to the last minute.
In full disclosure, our puppy was one of 7 pups that someone decided to breed to make a profit off of. As of today, 3 of the 7 puppies that were born alive have died, so the odds were definitely against our little guy. Because of his cleft palate, our little guy was also deprived of nutrition the first 24 hours of life and although he was in the great hands of our friends, Chrissy, those first few hours of life are literally make or break for completely healthy puppies. With his cleft palate, it is also entirely possible that he had other defects as well - when a animal presents with one deformity, their chances of others (cardiac, neurological and respiratory) are very high. We'll never know for sure what it was (or if it was just all of it stacked up) that caused us to lose him...
What we do know is that Chrissy gave him the best chance he could have had, we know that he knew love and comfort in his short life and that Joa’s Arc was willing to rescue him, love him & give him a chance.
Thank you, Chrissy, for your time, dedication, love and risking this heartache. We love you to pieces for everything you did for him.
Thank you to everyone that has kept our little guy in their thoughts and prayers... I am sure that your efforts allowed him to feel every bit of those well wishes, prayers and love even as he crossed.
R.I.P. little baby