I have to share: My parents had a very bad fall (no pun intended). My aunt fell and fractured her pelvis in November, then had a massive stroke in a seemingly good rehab center. A couple of weeks later my dad fell and broke a hip. THEN, my mom fell and broke her collar bone on a visit to my dad. Subsequently, she had a stroke in rehab that went UNNOTICED by the staff. We were begging them to check her urine/give her antibiotics, because she was suddenly catatonic. Flash forward a few months. M&D are home with full time caretakers. We (the kids) learn that Dad has stage 4 cancer. He was in denial. So then he got pneumonia ... You know what? I can't even finish typing this out. What I want to say is that we were all with my dad when he died. It was difficult but we all pulled together. I'm worried about my mom no longer having him around. And I am just SO SAD. So I'm looking for a little comfort, I guess!