And it came to pass after these things
Not only after the conversation that passed between the prophet, and the widow, but after they had lived together many days, a year or years, upon the miraculous provision made for them:
that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick;
that is, the son of the widow woman in whose house the prophet dwelt; the Jews say F8 this woman was the mother of Jonah, and that he was this son of her's:
and his sickness was so sore that there was no breath left in him:
it was a sickness unto death, it issued in it; for that he was really dead appears from all that follows.
F8 Pirke Eliezer, c. 33.