October 15, 2007
It took his mother took so long to die that some people began to suspect it wouldn’t happen. Once gone, he became even more withdrawn and quiet until the day it all came to a head in one explosive outburst that left both he and the rest of the staff in floods of tears. Seeing him today in the newly created nurture unit, all smiles and bright eyes, was a real treat. We sat chatting together and he told me he was well, that things were getting better, and it felt heartening to see him smiling again, and meaning it.