It's been an emotional roller-coaster of a week and one that has left us devastated. My younger brother suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage which left him in a coma. We caught the first available flight from Brisbane to Sydney to be at his side and together with his son and my older brother, we spent a week visiting the Intensive Care Unit, going through all the ups and downs that come with situations such as this.
My brother lost his wife three years ago to cancer. She was the light of his life and he felt the loss terribly. Had he seen the number of family and close friends who gathered at his bedside, he would have been chuffed. He is hanging on by a thread and there appears to be a lot of brain damage, so we hope and pray that he goes peacefully.
It really brings you up short when such terrible events touch you and you realise what is really important in life. Family and friends.