She shrugged, looking down at her hands. "Sometimes it's still hard to talk about," she said quietly. "But it still feels like a victory, even if it's a small one."
"Honey, you didn't fail him," she told him. "You can't hold yourself responsible for this, it's not your fault and you did everything you possibly could. As evidenced by the fact that you almost collapsed on my doorstep. You're not going to do anyone any favors if you run yourself into the ground."