Just came from the funeral home, my uncle died after a long illness. He had cancer, Parkinsons and a CVA. My cousin Kate had cared for him at home just like she cared for her mom who died of lung cancer 4 years ago. Kate was 3 years younger than me and always wanted to do everything I did so no one was suprised when she followed me to nursing school. She had 3 young children back then, one of them has downs. I am proud to say that she graduated with honors and went on to be one of the finest nurses I know. I used to do agency work at her hospital and it sure helped to have her to turn to when I needed technical assistance with strange equipment. She always was a wiz with that stuff. Anyway, while she was taking care of her dad the hospital where she worked for the last 15 years went belly up. She said is was really hard trying to deal with him and all the complications that go with a pink slip. Kate can do it, she always does, I do not know if I could.