Originally Posted by patteeu
I doubt that that's really a fair take. It sounds to me like his grandmother chose to allow her body to expire naturally rather that to undergo a major surgical intervention with who knows what kind of downstream implications in terms of quality of life. He doesn't say what kind of quality of life she'd been experiencing or what she could expect if she went through with the life extending surgery, but I doubt that she was ready to go to heaven if life was still grand.
My mom was 77, had Parkinson but otherwise was in good health. They needed to remove her colon due to an infection she received in the nursing home, she said no. I asked her why a hundred times and she never gave a reason. My guess is dealing with a bag on her side was not lady like, downstream implications of not having a colon + having Parkison's so she chose to die and go to Heaven. Her exact words were "I am ready to go be with Jesus."