He Saved Every Cent for His Sick Son’s Medical Expenses, but When His Father-In-Law Needed Help, His Wife Demanded He Donate the Money to Him Instead

A man recently reached out for some advice because he chose to pay for his son’s medical expenses before his father-in-law’s, and his wife got mad. Here’s what happened.

He Had CHD

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The man’s son was born with coronary heart disease (CHD). The man said, “We knew my son had a problem since my ex-wife was pregnant with him.”

He Had a Big Procedure

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When his son was just 10 days old, he needed a big heart procedure, and it took a big toll on the family. Even though both parents wanted to be there for their son, the strain was too much. They ended up getting divorced.

They Didn’t Bond Well

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The man knew that his son had to be in the hospital and needed a lot of care, and it made him sad that he didn’t get to spend much time with him. The man said, “All that didn’t matter. I just wanted him to grow up and be healthy, just like any other normal kid.”

He Saw the Doctor Every Week

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By the time the boy was nine, he was seeing the doctor for weekly check-ups, and on his last visit, he was diagnosed with another worrying issue: arrhythmia.

He Was Terrified

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The man was obviously scared for his son, especially as things were probably only going to get worse as time went on.

He Had Savings

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The medical procedures the boy needed didn’t come cheap, so the man put every penny he could into a savings account to ensure his son got the help he needed.

His New Wife Was Supportive

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In 2018, the man met his now-wife. She’d always been supportive of his efforts and worried that her job didn’t bring in enough money to help very much.

His Father-In-Law Was Sick

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On top of everything else, the man’s father-in-law was also sick with a chronic condition that was getting worse.

They Asked for Help

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The man said, “My wife’s family started contacting us about a week ago, wanting us to help them with money for his surgery.”

His Wife Agreed

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The man’s wife agreed with her family that she and the man should contribute something to help her father. But with her small salary and the man putting away all his money to help his son, there just wasn’t anything left to send.

She Made a Suggestion

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The man’s wife had an idea. She suggested that they use the money he had saved for his son and give it to her father instead.

His Son Was His Priority

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The man immediately said no; his son was his priority, and just because they didn’t need to spend that money on him right now, anything could happen in the future.

She Demanded He Get Therapy

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The man’s wife said he needed to get therapy because he clearly had issues, but he knew he had to ensure there was enough money for his son.

Was He Wrong?

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Was the man wrong to keep his money for his son, or should he have given it to his father-in-law?

The Internet Responded

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One person said, “That money was specifically meant for your son’s medical needs, and it wouldn’t make sense for you to use it for your father-in-law.”

Another said, “Your son is, and should be, your priority. Your wife is very wrong to expect you to spend the money on her father.”

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