Certainly.A thing: “Terminal” is poor word choice. A condition can be terminal while having an expected end of life anywhere from hours to months to years. I had a cat with progressive kidney failure that was in this state.
My maternal grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was told to go home and put her affairs in order.
...ten years later, she died on Christmas.
I was just pointing out a difference in how using carefully chosen words in a stressful situation differs from being cavalier with your language.