My mother is faced with the decision that nobody in the world should have to face. Her brother is on life support again with another brain injury. He doesn't have any sort of living will or advance directive. He's currently on a respirator, and has very little activity on the right side of his brain, though there is some activity on the left side. He's got an infection in his brain in addition to the damage sustained when he fell. He's had other brain injuries: a motorcycle accident when he was younger, and he was attacked with a baseball bat 2.5 years ago. My mother has authorized a DNR should he need anything other than a breathing tube. They're doing more tests, but the doctors have prepped her for the reality that he'll never come out of the coma. She has to decide if she wants to keep the breathing tube in. She's waiting on the results of the additional tests before she decides. On top of all this, my mother comes from a family with a lot of baggage. Any decision she makes will be picked apart and blame will be found. She's stressed out and conflicted, knowing half of her family will be angry regardless of what choice she makes. Please keep her, and the rest of my family in your thoughts and prayers as she's faced with this horrible choice.