Our friend and colleague Lloyd Wimp did. Lloyd's been gone almost six years, and when I think back to the period preceding his death, it was me who remained in denial, not him. This recognition informs me rather forcefully that perhaps a burden of improvement lies within me
As this insightful and very useful article makes clear, there is no concise television movie script to follow when it comes to support, and circumstances will vary. Ultimately, in life or death, we humans learn by doing. It's a strange thing, but there it is.
Terminal illness: Supporting a terminally ill loved one, by Mayo Clinic Staff (Mayo Clinic)
When terminal illness affects a loved one, it isn't always easy to know how to react. Find out how to offer support and deal with grief.