MIL has S4 lymphoma. In the past 15 months, she has failed two lines of chemotherapy and failed radiation. It's in her head now (the lymphoma) and they were going to do a stem-cell (!) treatment on her, meaning a month in the hospital plus loss of all her immunity. Instead, they decided she might qualify for a brand new 2021 drug requiring only one-week of hospital stay. Then two ping pong ball sized tumors were found in her lungs, so now she's waiting for a biopsy on that. She's been in ER twice in the past 10 days. UTI, and now a reported seizure.
Dad meanwhile is in the hospital having had two thirds of his small intestine removed. About 14 feet. He is fed by IV currently. Should he recover, there are more heart operations and then a secondary knee replacement on deck.
I'm mad because I think the doctors are offering false hope at this point but we're all primed to "keep positive."
No, I'm not saying give up. But to me this looks like futile health care.