My grandfather's wife. (He and my grandmother divorced, he remarried).
My grandfather had some healthissues. He has some trouble walking (he walks very slowly now) and has some issues with short term memory. But yeah, he is a man of 87 years old, it's to he expected.
Specialists were comsulted, tests were done, and he has some exess fluid in his brain area. Now there are things that can be done about that, but there are risks, he is old, so the specialist suggested doing nothing, as it seems that it won't get worse at a rapid rate. It won't endanger his life.
I called his wife and ask how the talk with the specialist was. She oresented it as if nothing could be done because of his frail health, with a clear vibe 'his time is limited now, they can't say how long, we just try to cope now and make the best of it'. Then she told me that my aunt won't talk to her father, and it makes my grandfather cry every day, and she is so stressed, it's quite horrible...
So I was upset, thinking that my grandfather was more or less living on borrowed time.
Then I called my dad, who was also present at the consult and had been closely involved in the events leading up to it. He told me that there was no real danger from that fluid. My grandfather feels quite fine. And his wife has picked quite some fights with my aunt, interpeting every action of hers in the most horrible way until aunt said 'no, I'm not going to deal with this anymore.'
I was basically stressed for almost nothing.