Suppose one has a chronic, ongoing illness with occasional flare-ups requiring hospitalization or other emergency intervention. After the immediate crisis caused by the flare-up is over, should one bentsch gomel?
On the one hand, it seems appropriate for the sick person to give thanks to Hashem for saving him or her from the immediate crisis. On the other hand, it seems odd to thank Hashem when the underlying problem persists and has not been resolved.
What is the halacha regarding whether to / when to bentsch gomel for a chronic illness?