I hope that your father makes a full recovery without complications and can continue his "old life" and go on his merry way. When a doctor once told our family that my grandmother would not live at the age of 88 and we should just stop all treatment and let her die, I asked him who made him God. She still had brain function. Yes, she did recover...it was HELL for her to learn to walk again and she was angry that she had to use a walker for safety everywhere that she went. Eventually she wanted to return to her own home and live by herself. We made an agreement that if she would get lifeline and promise to be safe she could finally go home. She lived 11 years and died 4 months shy of her 100th birthday. The week before she died, I went to visit her and she said something that alerted me. She said, "You know, I've lived a long time and I'm getting tired. I think I'd like to go home now" She said that on a Saturday and the following Friday she had an AMI and died before the paramedics could get her to the hospital. I think she did it her way and on her terms. You are right, not for anyone else to decide. If it's meant to be it will happen, and all judgement should be left up to God....Sorry for your experience with calloused and uncaring health care providers, but ultimately he is surviving because he is supposed to survive and for that you can celebrate!