We couldn't get in until this afternoon so I made Lulu stay in her crate while I was at work. I didn't want that giant tick dropping off and burrowing into my carpet! Or worse, my bed! The entire car ride to the vet I was so afraid it was going to crawl off of her and onto me that I kept checking to make sure it was there. So don't know you know, the minute we go from the waiting room into the exam room the stupid thing is gone! The vet tech found it in the hallway and it was huuuuuuuge. I wish I'd had my camera with me but here is what it pretty much looked like:
Gah! I need some brain bleach now, please.
It seems that Lulu's barfing is unrelated to the tick. Something is wrong with her pancreas and she is spending the night at the vet's, being pumped full of IV fluids and antibiotics. Tomorrow they will do more blood tests. Crossing my fingers that it's just because she ate too many worms or something simple like that.