LOL, as the father of a 4 year old boy, the uncle of a boy who died of leukemia when he was 2 & 1/2, & a teacher's aide for autistic kids for 5 years, I found all of that pretty damn funny.I do apolgoze for chuckling, but for reasons that aren't entirely clear to me, the phrase "baby cancer" makes me laugh. But I went through the same fears with my son... Now I'm just worried his head is too big...
The story is brilliantly written, but it's still tough to read. The quote roni posted says it all:
"Martin's eyes looked into her eyes and it was a communication between two hells - one her's, the other his."
Great discussion, wish I had something useful to add. Glad I found this place.