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I'm so sorry to hear this and understand your concern at this difficult situation.
The surgery, while expensive, tends to be successful and, though she is an older girl, we would hope she would pull through and do well.
I would only consider euthanasia if the surgery is completely unaffordable or her quality of life at the moment is poor.
This survey can help you assess her quality of life:
If we decide the surgery is not for her, euthanasia is the right decision as otherwise she would likely pass away from the infection and it would not be a nice way to go. Euthanasia offers a kind and peaceful way of passing, to minimise suffering.
I do hope this is all ok and please let me know if there is anything else.