Wife is going down to be with him and her mom at the hospital tomorrow, and will be staying as long as it takes. Back when I was gainfully unemployed, I was able to go with her on these vigils. Now that I'm a responsible 9 to 5er, I have to stay behind.
Wife and I spend very little time apart. It's going to be weird not to be there for her. But of course, I'll be coming down for the funeral.
I actually consider myself quite lucky. I've not had a close family member die in over twenty years. My dad says I'm getting to be the age where I start regularly going to funerals. I'm definitely not looking foward to that.