My cat is coming home! He's been in the emergency veterinary clinic for 9 days.
And to add a money angle: he got sick while he was in the emergency clinic for something totally unrelated (he picked up a virus while he was in the emergency clinic getting treated for hyperthyroidism. This was not an emergency but was done in the emergency clinic because they have the specialized staff.)
Because he got the infection while under their care, they re-admitted him to their ICU and provided 10 days of ICU care in isolation *at no additional charge to me.* (I don't even want to speculate about what the cost would have been otherwise.) He received IV hydration and nutrition via a nasalgastro tube, plus a whack of x-rays and medication including things like interferon and various antibiotics, painkillers and sedatives.
Anyways. I'm just thrilled he is coming home. I can't say enough good things about the VEC in Toronto.