Zsa Zsa Gabor has refused to have part of her left leg amputated
The 94-year-old screen legend - who lost her right limb below the knee earlier this year after gangrene set in - was advised by doctors to undergo the operation after she was admitted to hospital on 02.03.11 when blood flow to the leg suddenly stopped.
However, she has refused the surgery and is instead taking medication, with her husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt saying she has a 50-50 chance" of surviving another year without having the operation.
The actress has been in and out of hospital since suffering from two blood clots following hip surgery last July, and was even read her last rites by a priest in November.
She was released from hospital last month in order to celebrate her 94th birthday at home surrounded by friends and family.
Her publicist John Blanchette revealed doctors worked hard to have her ready to leave hospital for the celebrations, saying: "They did a magnificent job getting her back. They treated her with an aggressive treatment of antibiotics. The doctors said it was 50-50, but it worked.
"This has been a long, tough road since 2002, when she had an accident that originally disabled her. She has never been able to walk and her health has spiralled down.
"But she has kept her sense of humour and she`s a fighter. She always has been."