Sorry if this question is silly, I honestly confused what to do, and this kind of situation happpens sometimes, so I wish to know how to react properly. A person whom I respected much was suddenly got a heart attack about a week ago. He was treated in hospital and went unconscious. As soon as I know that, I sent an email wishing him a speedy recovery. I know that the person couldn't read the email, but I was hoping that when he's already able to check his mail again, I wish him know that he was in my thought and prayer. Today he replied my email saying thanks and not to worry, also wrote it will take several weeks before he can return to office. He's like a father for me, but more in a formal sense. However, I feel sad because he always helped me a lot (in an academic sense). What's the appropriate conduct? If I reply or even ask permission to visit, will it disturb him? Shall I even reply at all? What to write Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!