My friend is dying. I found out a few weeks ago. He has a condition I don’t completely understand, but it has to do with auto-immune issues and has caused a progressive weakening of his internal organs culminating now in his heart beginning to fail. He lives with both a defibrillator and a pacemaker but apparently these are no longer enough. He’s been brought home from the hospital and is in Hospice care. That we know is a signal that there is no hope of curing or staving off the condition. He’s dying.