I knew I was the only one who could wake my mummy up, but, until just now, I didn’t know how. That’s because I didn’t really know why she was sleeping. Now that I’ve found out, I can tell her everything and she won’t jump. I’m just in time.
When I was little, my mummy was happy and laughing all the time. Then she got sad. Now the doctors say her brain is dead. My daddy went away but I stayed in the house, no one can make me go. My aunt came all the way from Australia to look after me. She looks a lot like my mummy and speaks like her too, but she’s always happy and she’s quite little and her hair is blond.
She takes me to the hospital once a week. I know my mummy will wake up, even if the doctors say she won’t. They don’t know everything and anyway, some adults lie, even doctors. Once I went to the doctor’s with my mummy because I broke my thumb and he said the X-ray machine only worked in the afternoon, so we had to come back later, but when we came back another doctor said it was also working in the morning, so then my mummy asked the doctor why he had lied. After that we called him ‘Wilhelm the lying doctor’.