about a month ago i posted some questions about helping my recently diagnosed father with eating tips, and i got some lovely and very helpful responces. so i am sad to say that my dad did not make it. he was a trooper till the end, and smiled his silly little smile until he was at peace, and i just wanted you all to know how much it helped me, help my father- with all the support i received from this room. i understand that death is not something anyone can control, but rational thought does not always help with heart-ache either, and it is a great comfort to a familt member to be able to ask questions and just express feelings that might otherwise feel awkward in a family setting. so thank you to you all for being there. i will try to return the favor as best i can. best wishes to all, and thanks.