my wife's grandma is getting old. mid-upper 80's. she crotchety but pretty cool. she's led an incredible life. lived in africa the majority of her life. nigeria, chad, niger, etc. she's developed some pulmonary/lung condition and is getting pretty weak. my wife's family is worried about her getting sick but i don't think they realize how soon she'll prolly be gone. they're hoping the new meds/O2 will fix stuff but i think it will be over soon. i tried hinting to my wife that they had better spend as much time as possible with her now before she's gone. i don't know how to tell her and her mom that it's pretty dire and to ready themselves for the inevitable. sigh. my wife's g'pa is in his early 70's and is doing great and it's probably going to be a tremendous to him. i hope he doesn't just shut down when it happens.