March 18th, 2011

first

First

Yesterday I heard back from the vet. Turns out they test the snot three times - immediately, then at T+1 week, then again at T+2 weeks. At T+1 week there is no sign of any of the virulent fungi that would be expected to cause a dog to have nosebleeds and bone degeneration. They are going to wait out the rest of the time to be sure, but the vet's pretty confident that it isn't fungus.

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So there you have it. I'm not the first person ever to be faced with this decision and I won't be the last. In the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal. But in my world, the one where First is a common thread through my adult life, it's foundation-rocking.