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March 7, 2024

...this jittery pic of sunrise shot blind out the driver's side window is an apt illustration of how i felt on the home stretch after second two-hour round trip in 12 hours to emergency vet in gig harbor. the exam was inconclusive but at least they stabilized him with a subcutaneous fluid injection. i could've done that much myself and saved $419, but they won't sell you the goods to DIY. mixing profit motive with health care is barbaric and perverse and it was morbidly fascinating watching the vet try to balance what was necessary with the impulse to upsell an additional $700 of probably irrelevant x-rays and blood work, like a car dealer pushing frivolous options. having a sick pet is stressful enough without having to decide as a layman where to draw the line on treatment. i opted to wait and see, got the boy home, crashed out exhausted despite caffeine overload and fretting over whether i'd made the right call, a tranquil dawn belying the turmoil inside.