In this chapter we learn about Jean’s cancer. The struggles of caring for a sick child can be draining.
Do you have other children? Have you ever felt like one child gets more attention than the other?
Romy admits in this chapter that she dropped Jean.
Is there something in your past that made you feel guilty about your parenting? Would you admit to the incident in a story about your life? Why do you think Wyllie included this story in her book?
The death of a child must be one of life’s most difficult experiences. In re-telling the story, we saw hints that Wyllie doubted the advice of Jean’s pediatrician.
Were there times when you doubted your doctors? Did you make your own decisions or trust “the professionals?”