*Two events in one day* First I walk in a patients room who has all sort of preventable problems with her. I checked her blood sugar which was like 800 and the nurse next to me ask "Do you check you sugar at home?" Her reply was " I dont do that stuff I leave my life up to god and he will take care of me?"(I almost literally did a facepalm). I walked next door to put a foley in this lady with terminal cancer. She looks soooo bad and the family decides to put her on life support. I hear them praying for her and praising she is still alive. Ok, I am totally religion sensitive and do not talk about it when patients tell me how god blessed me or whatever, I just smile and listen. But, I dont get it. Why do fully religious people who believe in a beautiful and eternal paridise put their loved one on LIFE SUPPORT keeping them in a world full of sin? Im puzzled, why not let them go "home"? Why take 20 pills a day (or any medicine for that matter) then go to church on sunday praising how you're still living due to some all mighty power. Theres nothing wrong with a little hope or "faith" but I mean come on now people are coming in with terminal complications and are praying then when they die after surgery the doc gets sued. I dont want to offend ANYONE but please give me your answer cause I just dont get it.