Next day, she was still bright eyed, had a great appetite, and I was now more onboard with the treatment plan. This would be a huge undertaking and lots of work. The use of steroids is usually part of the regimen when dealing with the meningeal worm, but since she is also fighting an infection, steroids are not an option. I started researching ways to sling her (being upright helps her systems from shutting down and also helps with less loss of muscle memory), had a few friends come help, and after a few failed attempts, I finally came up with a hoisting system that I could manage on my own.
I have had friends and strangers both addressing their concern over what I decided to do - to change my mind about 'ending it' for her and to take on this to some seems like I am "keeping her alive" rather than treating a totally treatable illness. First of all, I would never choose to "keep her alive" if it didn't seem like she wanted to fight to live. She had a really bad day last Tuesday, and we learned this was due to a new issue she developed. An issue that can be resolved with modern medicine and a little dedication and hard work. If she starts having more bad days, I will choose to make hard decisions about what needs to happen.