My loyal blog minions, I need to call upon you again to help with some research. Here's my scenario: This is a paranormal/SFF story, and MC1 is having a rather invasive surgery to remove some electronic implants from his spine. The nature of the implants isn't relevant to this, but they're very tiny, and there are three total.
Ideally, I'd like MC2 (who has MC1's power-of-attorney) to have to make some sort of decision during the surgery. Such as whether or not to continue with the operation, whether or not to keep him on life support temporarily, something. Maybe MC1 isn't tolerating the anesthesia well, but they've only gotten two of the three implants out, so do they continue getting the third or bring him out and try again later? Would this be the surgeon's discretion, or would it be up to the person with power-of-attorney? I'm still reading up on POAs, back surgeries, etc., so forgive my cluelessness. It can also happen after the surgery, whenever...some time before MC1 regains consciousness, ideally.
Basically, I need a complication, something, that'll put MC2 in a position of having to make a potentially life or death decision for MC1. And yes, MC1 pulls through in the end.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Smacks over the head for being a complete moron? Feel free to post comments here or e-mail me.
Thanks in advance, loyal blog minions. :)