Re: parent in hospital
I lost my Mom the day after Easter after a long illlness of several years (COPD/Emphysema) and I'm battling the depression monster largely because of her loss.
Spend all the time you can with him and leave nothing unsaid. I'd give anything just to have Mom back for about 30 minutes just to tell her how much I love her and thank her for all she did to me. She knew it but I never took the time to sit down and really just directly tell her all these things. Now I'd give my bank account to have that time.
Tell him everything you feel about him now and love him all that you can.