My mom is 86 yrs old & is diabetic. Her 2 toes on her left foot were infected to the bones in Dec 2015. She had her 2 toes amputated in Dec 2015, then another 3 toes amputated after a week. Her left foot is still full of pus so Dr. in Vanuatu had her operated each week. In total, she had had 5 operations since Dec 2015 till now. With the lack of professional & technical resources and total absence of laboratory for research & testing in Port-Vila hospital, would my mom be better off being amputated continuously OR stop further operations. She's had 5 operations already and suffers greatly. She's been given panadol to minimise her pain daily. Dr. recommends she returns home even though her foot is still full of pus & advises her wound be cleaned twice daily & bandages changed. She can't stand nor walk anymore with her age & does her toilet in bed. She wishes euthanesia but ending one's life is not allowed in Vanuatu.
If she refuses further operations, what will be the consequences to her, in terms of painfulness, life expectancy etc...? Will she be better off with further amputations given her age & condition or live the rest of her life with her current condition? Please note that the public hospital in Vanuatu has very limited facilities. Most doctors are volunteers from overseas. Her Dr. in charge is on holiday overseas so a local doctor did the last 4 amputations.