Hiram answers the telephone, and it's an emergency room doctor.
The doctor says, "Your wife was in a serious car accident, and I have bad news and good news. The bad news is she has lost all use of both arms and both legs, and will be on a respirator the rest of her life."
Hiram says, "My God. What's the good news?"
The doctor says, "I'm kidding. She's dead."