Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Progesterone Test

Well, the news isn't good. Gael's progesterone level was 22.5 yesterday, so the breeding probably won't work. In Zac's opinion, she's been ready for breeding just since Sunday, so hopefully she was still fertile yesterday when we did the AI, but based on the progesterone level, chances are slim. I'll take her in to the vet on Day 26 to be palpated, so the waiting continues. Damn it, i'm really disappointed.

Additional notes, 7:00 PM: After talking to the vet again and studying the timeline of the last few days, i decided to run Gael back in and do another AI, just to be on the safe side. We did a smear on wednesday and know she'd not ovulated at that point, and did the first AI 5 days later, so hopefully it'll work out. Zac definitely said sunday was the day she started making him crazy and as of today is trying to do a natural breeding, though Gael's not real happy about it. Bill is still quite interested as well. So, that's the latest - it's going to be a long wait until January 15th when i can take her to be palpated for pups.

7 comments:

Nancy O said...

Was that the first progesterone level you had drawn?

Nancy O said...

If I remember correctly, the progesterone level was around 16, 2 days before we did the AI, and ended up with 7 pups, 6 males and 1 female.

I still think, since it was at the end of her cycle we ended up with mainly males.

Nancy O

Robin French said...

Yes, that was the first one we did. We did a smear on wednesday and know she'd not ovulated at that point, and did AI 5 days later, so hopefully it'll work out. I'm going to run her back over this afternoon and do another AI just to be certain i've done all i can. And try to not kick myself too much for not doing the progesterone test on friday like i should have. I was trying to let the dogs tell me when the time was right and not be too overeager, and Zac definitely said sunday was the day she started making him crazy.

When i bred Spottie to Link, she was right at the very, very end of her heat, like day 19-20 or so, and she had 8 pups (4 male, 4 female).

I guess we'll know on Gael in 26 days! I'd be more hopeful if she wasn't an older bitch.

Nancy O said...

Hope everything works out for you!

nancy o

Darci said...

I share your anticipation.

Laura said...

Crossing my fingers for you, Robin.

Robin French said...

Thanks everyone!