“Must be lots of empty seats these days.”
“Not from Nairobi. I’ll be there. I got much to talk over with Dad.”
“I hope you’re not too late.”
The nurse called right after that.
“Bad news?” the wife asked.
“Yes, I’m afraid. He’ll be discharged tomorrow.”
“I don’t understand. You mean he’s better?”
“His doctors say putting him on the ventilator, in his condition, would do more harm than good. He’ll be coming home so he can have a little comfort in his last days with you.”