June 4, 2001
The water bag hangs on a nail that's holding up a Blues Explosion poster over my bed. They're called Lactated Ringers, those little water bags you see in every hospital scene in movies or television. A tube hangs from the bottom, connected via a white plastic point that pierces. The tube inserts, at the other end, to a needle tip. Along the length of tubing, another plastic piece, rectangular with a dial that controls the flow. I grab a handful of fur at the back of Caesar's neck and stab him with the needle, beneath his skin. 200ml a day.