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After the Rain Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 34 Summary

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Chapter 34 Summary

Rachel waits outside Izzy's hospital room with Manny and Shirley. She can hear Grandpa groaning inside as Dr. North draws the fluid out of his lungs. She is terrorized by the idea that this collapse was caused by their walk. If only she had made Izzy rest, maybe he would be okay? Dr. North says it's fluid accumulation in the lungs, and it wouldn't matter, but Rachel still wonders. After the treatment, Izzy falls into a deep sleep, and Dr. North sends the Coopers home.

When they return the next morning, Izzy's hospital bed is empty. Rachel has visions of Izzy's dying in the night and the body being removed, but he's only in the bathroom across the hall. Izzy seems to be feeling much better, his old crotchety self.

Chapter 34 Analysis

Izzy's empty hospital bed foreshadows his impending death. Rachel is wracked with guilt that their...

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