If you ever have someone close to you, critically ill in hospital and the chances of him/her recovering is so low, eg. 5%…
What will you do:
– ask the doctor to administrate stronger medicines, in hope to prolong his/her life, hoping for that 5% chance of recovery
– ask the doctor to leave it as it is and hope that he/she will have the will power to recover
– ask the doctor to leave it as it is and let him/her leave peacefully, instead of prolonging his/her sufferings.
Perhaps you wouldn’t be able to choose just one of the above…
Neither could i.
I admit, this is a very depressing question.
But it’s something i’ve to think about, when my granny is in hospital and critically ill.
At the moment, it’s a sudden lung infection and dunno what else, since our dear specialists couldn’t find anything wrong with her, without opening her up.
Both her doctors (internal and gyn specialist) finally agreed that it’s not wise to get her under the knife, when she’s so weak (fluctuating blood pressure), couldn’t talk, on full drips and oxygen support.
Perhaps it’s better to leave it to granny, to decide what she wants.
For us, as long as she’s happy and free of all her pain… it’s fine.