Lou's older sister, Brenda, is in the arthritic ward with little hope of recovery. As Brenda will need long-term care, Lou plans to start looking for nursing homes, unwilling to have the divisive Brenda in the same household as Lou's husband and children.
After speaking with a nurse, Lou learns that Brenda is terminally ill, and decides to spend more time with her at the hospital. She begins to annoy the nurses but persists until Brenda finally falls into a coma and dies.
Writing Disability in Australia:
|Type of disability||Rheumatoid arthritis, kidney failure.|
|Type of character||Primary.|
|Point of view||Third person.|