Mr K, 45 years, a chronic smoker now presenting with a brain tumour. a CT scan of the chest revealed another tumour in the right lung, even bigger than the one in the brain, & it has even shown signs of spreading out already.
this new finding has taken us all aback. after presenting the pros & cons of brain surgery to the family, expecting them to think over carefully, they made the decision to operate within the hour. apparently Mr K is undecided but Mrs K has made the decision for him.
without any surgery, he may succumb to either tumour in 3 - 6 mths, even with chemo and/or radiotherapy.
with brain surgery, he may last slightly longer, probably up to a year. but that is only if it is vastly successful & recovery from it is uneventful.
but i'm not optimistic. i think they should deliberate over the weekend & come to a consensus. as it is, i can see some of his family members are keen on surgery, while others aren't. & this decision is made while tears still flow & the duress is obvious.
i feel this is a hurried decision. and, i sure don't have a good feeling about the outcome.