i just found out that a friend’s mom AND dad are going to get surgery in the next month or so. could things get worse than that? i don’t want to find out. but things couldn’t get much worse, could it? i spent the past twenty four hours or so with her until she could fly home. i didn’t know what to do, what to say, and if i could even hope to be helpful. all that i could do was to just be with her.