Doc Jon wrote:
If a veterinarian were about to perform a laparotomy on my son, I'd be concerned too. I realize the show didn't show the gravity of the procedure because Carl was up and about in like 3 days, but open abdominal surgery is no joke. And if there's any intestinal perforation, you're talking a 7-8 hour procedure from a trained surgeon.
Again, not something to be taken lightly when you understand the context. The reaction is probably more realistic than you would believe. Try to tell a parent that a resident surgeon is going to do surgery on their kid and see how they react...
In our world - sure. In their world - bullshit.
I say Rick's reaction would be the norm for any parent in that circumstance - "I don't care what kind of doctor you are. Just, PLEASE, save my child".
For Lori to freak out the way she did when there is no other option
is an act of pure selfishness.
But keep trying to convince (whomever you're trying to convince) that she's not batshit crazy.