I need opinions....FAST
I just received a call from my MIL saying that her father may not make it through the night because of his heart. My husband and 6 yr old son are away on a hunting trip, so they don't know yet. My son hasn't seen his great grandfather in nearly a year, so my question is, should I allow him to go to the hospital? Although he is pretty mature for his age, I really am not comfortable with him seeing someone that could possibly die while he is standing there. (which is a very real possiblity) Plus, he is hooked up to all kinds of machines.
What do ya'll think? He isn't close to his PaPa, hasn't seen him in a year, and hasn't talked to him in the same amount of time. They live only 2 hours away, but we have been very busy with pregnancy and a newborn--which by the way is now 3 months old and PaPa has never seen. Poor excuses, but it is the truth. Which brings another concern. I know the family is going to want me to bring the baby for PaPa to see, but I don't think I want to do that, either.
By the time anyone answers, it may be too late. But, any input would be greatly appreciated. What do you think?