His kidneys become infected and the antibiotics they administer cause allergic reactions. Sometimes he is so close to death all I can do is lie with him and share his suffering.
The sentences stated above have been taken from a story named Your son is in a coma published in Reader's Digest, January 2006. I cannot find the name of the author of this story.
Is there any that which has been omitted? In my opinion we need to use that after so close to death, or we could use an and with a comma before all I need is lie... Please correct me if I'm wrong.
If I wrote all I can do is laying with him and sharing his suffering or all I can do is to lie with him and to share his suffering instead of original version that the writer wrote , will it be wrong? If it is wrong, please tell why.