I want to give a huge thank you for those of you who took the time to leave such wonderful comments last week. It really means so much for me to know that you guys are enjoying my story so much and also getting something from it as well. :)
This week focuses on Kai and David, each in their own adventures, so fans of Renee and Jon will be disappointed. Sorry! But there will be plenty of everyone in the next couple days, so don't worry. :)
Just a little reminder again: Everything that David experiences in this episode is inspired by real events that happened to various Deaf people I've encountered.
Part of the reason I wanted to write this part of David's life is because not only is it a crucial element of his story, but also is something that I think a lot of hearing people are completely oblivious to.
Previously on In/Exhale: Jon rushed to the hospital to try to prevent CPS from taking Harriet's child, but in the process backed out on his promised swim date with Kai, causing a huge fight. Kai swam away his anger all morning and missed his session with Dr. Miller, but he did run into Steve and the promise of a new friendship. Kai then dropped by Martin's house to hang out and watch movies, a way of cheering up a lonely, sick kid Kai can commiserate with. Jon and Vicky found out they're having a son.
This Week on In/Exhale: Thursday continues and Kai ends up revealing a lot more to Martin about his life pre-transplant than he ever anticipated. Meanwhile, David has an important job interview that he handles well despite an unexpected complication.
Next Week on In/Exhale: We finish Thursday, in which Kai ends up finally talking about what the transplant was like before and after. Vicky talks to her sister Roni for advice and consolation. And Jon drops by to console Vicky in a whole other way.
I've updated the Table of Contents, as always.