My father had a heart attack a couple years ago and I have a problem with that and it lately has been bothering me.
He was hospitalized for an entire summer, but his parents (my grandparents), received word on the day that it happened and didn’t come down until the end of the summer.
They insisted that they didn’t need to fly all the way out here immediately because god would save him if they just prayed.
What is frustrating is that he died (and came back to life after many medical procedures and medicines), and they just assumed god would take care of it. Yes, he was super lucky, since only 2% of patients who had that specific issue lived. But their son was dying. And considering 98% of those patients die, wouldn’t it have been morally right to fly out and see their son for one last time? I’m sure that those 2% of survivors were not the only patients who had prayers going for them.
Help me out, I know everything is all fine now, but my dad just had another surgery and I can’t stop thinking about this. Did my grandparents do the right thing?