One should not presume to know the outcome of an event which is still in progress.

Wikipedia cautions against assuming that the current state of an event is irreversible and clearly determines how or when the event will end …

The still chicken lives! (Currently in our bathtub, no less).

And, in fact, against all odds, is doing better. Hooray! There is something to be said for giving it one's all.  Tenacity.  Bull-doggedness.  Bull-headedness.  Did you know one of the Hebrew meanings of the name Miriam is 'stubborn'? Yes, it is true.  Never-say-die (no pun intended). There are many things worth not-giving-up-on.

By the Grace of God, our little Camilla is still with us.