How do you comfort someone whose loved one is very sick?
A very close friend of mine is down in Florida looking after his dad who is in the hospital. His dad has been pretty sick for years now: diabetes, has had a couple of strokes, etc. He had a minor heart attack, I'm not sure if this is his first or not and he's on a respirator. Overall, it's pretty bad, to the point where it's unknown if he will pull through.
I'm all the way up here. I have texted offering any help needed and have sent a couple small things to cheer him up (I think I sent over jeffg's puppy blog) and generally let him know I'm thinking about him.
I'm sure some of you have been in the same position as my friend. What actions have friends taken that really helped things be less awful for you?