Chad and I had Shelbie for 2 years before Eliott came along. We spoiled her rotten and treated her like she was our 'kid'. Ever since we've had kids we've realized that we've kind of just taken her for granted.
She had lymes disease, along with another tick-borne illness called anaplasmosis. We were actually pretty relieved to have some answers, and were happy that it is something we can cure. He gave us 75 pills for her. 3 a day for 25 days, and he told us we'd have a new dog in 48 hours. He was right! She is running around like crazy- and the kids are enjoying every minute of it.
We realize that we can no longer take her for granted, and have been showering her with extra attention. With the scare she put us through, we decided that we aren't going to leave her back from the cabin any more. She has earned herself trips to the cabin all summer- We are just happy that she is still with us!