Thank you everyone.
We'd sort of grown apart a bit lately. But I was very involved in his life from birth to about 17.
Of course, I am travelling (8 hours flight) to be at the service, and to support my poor brother. Can you imagine losing a child?
I dont even WANT to think about how I might feel if it happened to my lil boy - I probably could not carry on, actually.
I live in the UK, my nephew was in South Africa, his dad lives in Thailand. I have another brother in Australia, and we will all be in Johannesburg for 2 weeks, together again as brothers, for a while.
it will be nice to see them, of course, but the circumstances....