Every since his mother and sister moved away, thirteen-year old Casey has had to take over his mom’s role around the house, cooking, cleaning ... and looking after his father when he’s “sick”. Its just the two of them now, and every night Casey worries about how things will be when his dad gets home. When his dad is happy, Casey couldn’t be happier. But when things are bad, he can’t help blaming himself.
Casey believes his dad is just going through a hard time, that he’ll get better soon. He doesn’t want to admit there’s more to it than that. He won’t talk about it with Oscar, his old best buddy, and he sure doesn’t want to say anything to upset his dad. But soon even Casey can see that things are getting worse ... much worse.