I think, though, that if he doesn't eat anything tonight (about to go get that salmon burrito) I will ask my vet to sell me a bag of fluids and a line and a few needles so I can give him sub-q fluids myself, because that is one of the first things they will do tomorrow if he's not eating but I'd rather buy the materials and use my own labor. cheaper that way. Santiago hates to be pilled. gods only know how he is with needles but I am willing to wrap him up in a towel if necessary to get him to cooperate.
I took a nap and I may be imagining it, but I thought he looked ever so slightly brighter when I awoke. I don't know though. he's back asleep and still in the same place.
thanks for your wishes. i will let you all know how he is doing later on and then what my regular vet says in the morning--or if the miraculous recovery occurs overnight.