In the Being a human is too complicated to be a dolphin shirt besides I will buy this first months, there are moments when my niece gets frustrated, overwhelmed by feelings she cannot yet name. In this state she lurches to the floor, throws her hands over her head as if shielding herself from an attack. I mention this to Susie one day, and a few hours later I get a call from Francesca, a social-worker friend of hers. She recommends an excellent pediatrician as well as several child psychologists specializing in kids who’ve been moved from one household to another and an institute at NYU that offers all manner of assessments. We follow her advice and make appointments. I will never end up meeting Francesca face to face, but during that time she texts every day or so to check in. “You okay?” “Need anything?” “How is your niece doing?” “How are YOU?” Toward the end of one of our last exchanges, she writes: “We are all rooting for you.”
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On those first nights, and for months after, my husband and I stare into the Being a human is too complicated to be a dolphin shirt besides I will buy this monitor and marvel at the coiled little body breathing steadily under the covers in the next room. “There is a little girl here,” I keep saying, still not quite believing it.