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I am writing to you now, as I may not have the courage soon.
As you have probably guessed he is very ill, and for the last few days has been in a state of semi consciousness . He is deteriorating , and appears to have developed pneumonia in the night.
He looks comfortable and pain free, I only hope he is. We are nursing him at home which is what Nick wanted, and we do too. (It's a privilege , but heart breaking)..........
.......he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour 14 years ago. Since then he has undergone 5 craniotomies (1 whilst awake) numerous courses of chemo, radiotherapy, and 2 years ago he suffered a brain haemorrhage which left him paralysed down his left side. With expert help and determination, Nick managed to walk again, short distances with a crutch.
He used to get annoyed when people said he was brave, but to me he is the bravest kindest, gentle man I know. Thank you so much for being his friend. I think the conversations with you, and others on the site kept him going.