Doctors: Is it OK to ask a surgeon to have mercy on a drug user ? A young man has his second case of endocarditis and illegal drug in his system. The doctors are not showing much mercy or interest in his case (understandably). Is it silly or ok if I write a letter to the head surgeon and ask for his healing hands once again...and promise that this kid will NOT be back with the same problems/addictions ? Will the doc even read this letter, or will it make him angry, as I am putting him in an difficult situation ? Thanks.