Sorry but you misunderstand me - my bad
Humor is probably the only weapon we have at this point and I understand that.
I've seen two people I love die this way and its probably the worst possible way to go. The brain is the last thing to go and its aware as the body dies around it. It's horrifying to see. With cancer at least the victim can put up a fight until the end - with this there is no fight.
God bless you and your Uncle.