Need some quick advice on Advanced Directive. My 80 year old mom is currently in the hospital, just out of ICU for the third time.
She has been through two rough surgeries for colon infection and there is indication they would like to do a third. She is fully mentally aware but speech is affected by a recent stroke and she requires 24-hour care. She is tired and said she does want a feeding tube, ventilator, or another surgery (though this is not in writing). My question is - should we push her to have the third surgery that could possibly save her life or should we step back at this point and let her go in peace? I don't want to give up on what could be a correctable condition.