Out of the Blue

Spoiler alert! Today is the 25th anniversary of Half-Life, Valve's original first-person shooter. We'll call this the game's lead-210 anniversary, since its half-life is 22.3 years according to Wikipedia and that's as close as we can find to an isotope with a 25-year half-life. The celebration of the occasion is fully underway, including Friday's announcement that the game has received a big update, and is currently free-to-keep on Steam. So get moving! They're waiting for you Gordon. In the test... chamber.

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Both my dogs got that respiratory thing. Not fun. The 1 year old Airedale caught it while at the vet to get neutered. Came home and a few days later started coughing. A week later he was at the pet ER (on a weekend of course, when the regular vets were closed) after he was struggling to breathe. They took a x-ray of his lungs and found a significant case of pneumonia. They wanted to keep him over the weekend with IV's for a grand total of ~$6k. Nope. I love the dog but we'll take him home and do what we can... We did keep him there for a few more hours with a IV dose of antibiotics and fluids. That was about $1k for the day... They told us there was something going around that had not been figured out yet but they had several dogs pass away from it. We brought the good-boy home and with a strong antibiotic regiment he started getting better.

Then our other dog (Goldendoodle) got it. Thankfully our regular vet was open and we got him on the same antibiotic and he recovered OK as well.

Not fun watching your dogs struggle to breathe and trying to keep them comfortable.
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