At first I was irritated when they kept asking for a 'brain scan' to see 'what was wrong with him' and if he can be fixed. He had already been fully worked up and treated in their district hospital. Then I thought it was a matter of counselling: maybe they hadn't explained the situation fully to them; that this isn't something you can fix, it's not a temporary thing that will improve.Then I thought they were still in denial about the condition.
Then I realised they were just so heart broken and shocked that they just couldn't handle the idea of their son being gone forever and replaced with this... thing. All the counselling and explaining and scientific evidence in the world could not help them understand why them? Why him?
I hope nothing like that ever EVER happens to me or anyone I know or love or hate. Ever.