1. Last Saturday, our little Frankie was feeling under the weather. A bit lethargic and just not herself. By Sunday, she was throwing up and we noticed she also had diarrhea. She wasn't eating or drinking. On Monday, she was still vomiting and there was now blood in her liquid poo. She was a mess. She would wake Kevin up at least three times during the night, asking to be let out. Bless her. (Thank goodness for Kevin waking up because I didn't hear a thing and slept through it all). I took Frankie to our San Marcos' vet on Monday morning, but she was not in that day. I took her back on Tuesday, and our vet was in, but didn't have the medicine on hand. She checked Frankie and determined that her organs were swollen and causing Frankie pain. The vet was able to give her some pain relief medicine, but asked if I could bring her back the next morning for antibiotics (because we're not busy, right?). But it's our Frankie, of course I'd bring her back. On Wednesday, I left at 6:30 am to be the first in line at 7 am. The vet gave her a shot of antibiotics and then gave us something like Gravol to alleviate the vomiting (Yay! Maybe Kevin would finally get some sleep). But the vet also gave us a one-time dose of this stuff that is meant to clean out any parasites or infections or whatever might be causing her illness. Boy, let me tell you... that stuff worked like a dream. Within a half hour of syringing the dose down her throat (just to make sure she swallowed it all) she was showing a certain perkiness. And she got better. All her symptoms disappeared. That stuff was some kind of magic potion!
A few hours later, the technicians from earlier drove down our driveway, honked the horn, and delivered our Bobbie. Her collar had been taken off. The men handed her to me and said they had found her somewhere in Copey. I was relieved that she was okay. She licked me and appeared just as relieved to be home again. Phew. A few minutes later, Kevin came back from his search and I was able to give him the good news. We're still not sure what happened exactly, but we're glad she's safe and not hurt. She's been staying close to home ever since.