Husband isn't thrilled with the plan to remove part of Sydney's brain. Sydney, however, is just fine with it because she's been told it's the only way to save her life. House and Taub walk in, and Husband says he is ready to sue for the power to make medical decisions on Sydney's behalf, since she is clearly not able to make them on her own. Sydney says she read and understood the consent form and wants the bad brain removed. Husband says she's only willing to part with it because she has no idea what she'll be losing. And, he points out, she has no idea what risk even is, since she has no memory of losing anything. House says there's no choice -- without the surgery, she'll die. The husband begs them to find another way, but House ignores him to look at Sydney's monitor. He notes the variability in Sydney's heart rate, which means the disease has spread to her brain stem. "You can still cut it out?" Sydney asks hopefully. House and Taub just look at her with pitying expressions. Yes, even House had a pitying expression, so you know it's bad. Taub gently explains that the brain stem cannot be cut into. There's no way to stop the spread of the disease now. House makes sure to address the important issue here, which is that Sydney's husband won the argument, and at the cost of his wife's life. He orders Taub to put Sydney on chemo and radiation to slow the spread of the disease and buy her a few more weeks when she can hopefully regain her memories before she dies. How would she regain those memories, exactly? If that part of her brain was affected by a brain-eating disease that is still spreading, it's not like it's going to un-eat the memory center of her brain. Also, why didn't they put her on chemo and radiation as soon as they made the diagnosis in order to slow it down and prevent it from hitting the brain stem before they could do surgery? I do not blame the husband here.
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