A cousin of mine is in the last stages of his battle against cancer that has spread from his lung to the adrenal glands, bones, and pancreas. My mother tells me he isn't eating, has no voice, and likely won't make it another week.
I'll be getting on a plane as soon as I can, might be off the grid for a while. In the interim, go check the folks in the side bar. They write better than I do anyway.