[Thread split from "Dealing with loss"; 11 posts moved, 5 copied.] We're now in the same boat, Sci. My Mother and Father went to San Antonio this weekend. My dad fell on the concrete leaving his hotel room and hit his head. He had some really bad bleeding in his brain. He's being kept alive by life support. I'm flying down this morning. When I get there, they will take him off life support. It still hasn't sunk in yet. I'll be back in a couple of days.