Ok so to cut a long story short...yesterday a bird of prey got into our chicken coup and attacked one of our chicks picked it up and tried to fly off....the chick was too heavy or the bird didn't have the right grip whatever the chicken fell and DD1 witnessed this....it was also her chick...Upon examining the chick I figured it had no hope of survival so sent DD1 away so I could put it out of pain...I couldn't do it...I called DH and he couldn't do it either so we decided to leave the chick be. DD1 thinks the chick is dead which we thought too...she spent the night crying and was completely distraught and VERY mad at me because I couldn't save it. DD1 thinks because I can fix most things with cats and dogs that I can fix everything with all animals and I can work miracles....I wish I could but unfortunately I can't.
This morning I went down to bury it and it's not dead....it's still not good but it has improved slightly from yesterday. I now have the chick locked in my room and have been giving it fluids, cleaned it wounds etc
So now I am torn do I tell DD1 that the chick is currently still alive and bring her some happiness and take away that pain she felt yesterday or do I not tell her anything. I don't know if the chick will live yes it has improved but that doesn't mean much and I would hate to tell her it's alive and give her hope only to end up taking that away from her again but at the same time I hate seeing her so hurt and upset...
What would you do?