Five days after Sasha’s second surgery, they go in for a third. Dr. Grossman removes skin from Sasha’s back and, after stretching it to make it bigger, applies it to their skinless legs. The pain is unimaginable. “It is as if they have been skinned alive.”
Again, Richard had no idea that his prank would lead to such serious and painful consequences, which is further evidence of his adolescence and underdeveloped ability to reason.