Wow. I love this. I lost my first husband in 1999 of Cystic Fibrosis. Not sudden, but still such a whirlwind…I hardly remember anything (thank God I wrote it all down). I lost my mom last October. It was an ER trip that sealed her fate. And I’m a former paramedic. So I’ve dealt with crazy, out-of-nowhere deaths all teh time. The families — that’s what got me. You wrote this brilliantly. Thank you for sharing and making me laugh and cry.