So I called home this morning to check in and see how the morning was going. Apparently Dominic was staring hard at the phone, so Rod handed it to him, and he actually said “HELLO”. I said Hello back, and he said Hello again. I said “are you having fun” and he said YES.
To understand the impact of this, you need to understand that he hasn’t even wanted to attempt to talk on the phone in at least 3 years. And even when we’ve tried recently, there’s been no interest, and he’ll say BYE and wander off.