Of puppies. Little m6 passed on. We knew it would happen, but we were hoping it wouldn't. He was the one that held up everyone else, and he rallied back at first, but it was clear there was some severe issues going on that held back growth. Nothing hereditary, but lack of oxygen from his predicament caused some big problems. We tube fed, kept him in a brooder for warmth... but he just wasn't able to thrive.
It's sad but probably better in the long run. Lexi kept pushing him aside, so she knew. Sometimes, momma dogs know best. She's a fantastic mom to the litter and the other 8 are doing wonderfully.