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They're still debating what to do. Their mother in law really doesn't look bad considering the blockage.
Your responses may give them peace of mind since they are leaning with not to go ahead with the surgery.
Originally posted by kimish
It sounds to me like the doctor/hospital wants money for the surgery.
reply to post by lewman
I take it your not from a nation with free health care. The doctor probably just wants a fee from the surgery as these surgerys dont come cheap if you or your insurance has to pay it. The blood thinning tablets could be part of the same money grabbing scheme. Imo once you are that old then you should just go gracefully if you can and heart failure will be a lot shorter and sweeter than months/years in care slowly dying from a morphine habit.
but she also wants her families opinion. Ultimately, it is her decision. There's nothing wrong with family members expressing their concerns to help in her decision making.
reply to post by Starwise
If it were me, I would NOT do it! Sometimes people have to realize that they cannot live forever. 86 is, not to mean,is VERY elderly.....She may want to live the rest of her life on her own terms rather than give away what she has left to doctors. The pain and recovery time for her age is way too risky.....I am a nurse and of course this is just my own opinion.....
reply to post by Night Star
I am so saddened to hear this. Whatever the decision, I wish her and the family the strength and courage needed to get through this.