For those of you who have been following, you know Lucy.
Lucy on day 13, still barely above her weight as a newborn
Her siblings have opened their eyes. Kerouac even decided tonight, at two weeks of age, he wanted to try some canned puppy food as I was preparing for his mama!
Little Lucy is still so small.
Lucy draped across her siblings, Bolt and Kerouac
But I think we may have turned a corner for this little fighter.
On a fluke, I decided to try feeding her with a medicine dropper. I had been supplementing her nursing from mama with a bottle and goat's milk, but she was not growing at all, still holding at her birth weight: 11.5 ounces.
Well, the medicine dropper worked like a charm!
The first time I tried it, she gulped down 21 ml, then 24, then 30 ml! She has gained 2.5 ounces in two days and looks content and, dare I say, comfortable, for the first time in her short two week life.
I am hopeful. She sure is a little fighter.