Advice to people who have a friend or relative with a very sick kid: get right up their ass and go spend time with them. They’ll kick you out if they need to, but don’t waste their time by saying, “if there’s anything I can do, just let me know.” That’s for you, not for them. You might as well yawn in their face while looking at something more exciting over their shoulder. Go feed them, visit their kid, touch their kid, hold their kid, and usher them out the door to take a walk. “If there’s anything I can do…” Yes, you may clip my toenails and clean my kitchen while I’m asleep. Why are you waiting? You asked if there was anything you could do.
– A Heart That Works, Rob Delaney