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Life-and-Death Decision for Zsa Zsa

1/6/2011 8:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband has to make a decision today that could determine whether Zsa Zsa lives or dies.

Zsa Zsa Gabor Death

Prince Frederic von Anhalt tells TMZ ... he has to decide whether to allow doctors to operate on his wife's leg -- which was badly infected because of a blood clot.

The docs have said putting the 93-year-old Zsa Zsa under anesthesia and operating is "very risky" ...  the doctors say there's less than a 50% chance she'd survive the procedure.

The Prince says the other option is continuing the antibiotics for the next 3 months.  The problem there -- the medication could destroy her kidneys.

Von Anhalt says he hasn't decided what to do, but he feels the pressure because a decision must be made by tomorrow AM.


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Cali MJ Fan    

How can 3 months of antibiotics degrade her kidneys? Seriously. I could see 3 months of steroids (which are destructive with long term use to kidneys) .. .but antibiotics? *scratches head*

Either way-- saying a few prayers for Ms. Zsa Zsa Gabor. She is a remarkable woman, and a treasure of my childhood (Green Acres).

1385 days ago


At that point I would hope my loved one would just pull the plug. No one should live like that. She lived a long and great life. My prayers go out to her and her family.

1385 days ago

Operating on a 93-year-old person sounds crazy. Not a hard choice.

1385 days ago

P-town Girl    

Umm I'm pretty sure that was Eva Gabor in Green Acres....

1385 days ago

kim purdy    

Von A Hole has been forgetting his Botox, with all of the Chaos!

1385 days ago

get real    

Big BIg decision.. Poor thing wont make it through the surgery longer than 2 weeks.

1385 days ago

Physical Graffiti    

Is she in a coma or mentally incompetent? Why can't she make her own decision about her own life? Don't even say "She's 93!!" My husband's grandmother was 98 when she passed and she could put all of us to shame with her mental capacity!

1385 days ago


Either way she doesn't have much time. My Dad went with the amputation: had the surgery in December, passed away in January. Hard decision, I wish both of them the best.

1385 days ago

get real    

Ask Her ONLY Child Von A Hole... Let the Daughter make the decision.

1385 days ago


Eva Gabor was in Green Acres. Eva was her sister that passed away in 1995.

1385 days ago


Yes, it was Eva for Green Acres. This has got to be one of the hardest decisions to ever make. I will keep her in my prayers.

1385 days ago

ms pessimistic    

what a heartwrenching decision
either way doesnt seem she'll make it long
get the casket prepared prince

1385 days ago


No sense of her being in pain, I'd say operate and if she pulls thru good but if she passes from it then at least she won't be in pain anymore.

1385 days ago


That's a terrible position to be in, and as crazy as he is, I think he really loves her. I feel bad for him.

1385 days ago


Too bad the situation wasn't reversed. Not that Zsa Zsa didn't have her own issues, but I'd rather have her around than the "Prince".

1385 days ago
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