kasey (allthingsshiny) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

the fine line between care and cruelty

You know, if your two kg dog has some horrible disease, say, necrotizing encephalitis, and it has a seizure that makes it fall into the pool and fill its teeny little lungs up with water ... well, some would say that it might be a good time to say your goodbyes and accept the tragedy.

Not my clients, oh no. At my hospital, the owners will put this poor gasping thing on the ventilator, so we can stick tubes into every orofice (and make new orofices for new tubes) and pump oxygen in at pressures so high we worry about rupturing what's left of the lungs. Of course we want to milk a few more pathetic, expensive hours out of little Fluffy! It's just not her time! She's a fighter!

I'd never even heard of necrotizing encephalitis before today, but it's certainly going on my list of diseases I hope I never get.
Tags: work

  • Love.

    Sometimes you have to go 2000 miles to get to the one. So worth it. Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

  • (no subject)

    It's already getting wild out here, and I've completely re-evaluated my definition of "behaving myself". All the fun. Posted via LiveJournal…

  • everything came together perfectly

    I'm in Nashville. In my beautiful house, with all my wonderful animals, and i'm in love with the man sleeping with his head on my lap right now.…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.