What are some quotes that demonstrate the grief that the parents felt in the story "A Small, Good Thing"?

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Part of the grief that both parents experience comes from a lack of knowing. Ann voices this at several points while Scotty is incarcerated:  "I want to talk to the doctor. I don't think he should keep  sleeping like this. I don't think that's a good sign" and  "Why doesn't he wake up?" are questions that reflect her uncertainty, a first step towards grief.  Howard's initial questions equally reflect a sense of the unknown:  "Doctor, how is he?" Howard said. "What's the matter with him exactly?"  The questions that emerge from both parents demonstrate the wide implications of uncertainty and ambiguity that governs their emotional state, a condition that moves them closer to grief.

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