This book does a nice job of focusing on the relationship between a parent and child as well as the relationship between a child and his doctor. It shows that even what seems troublesome might not be so bad. Our worries sometimes get in the way of our ability to process what is happening, and this can lead to uncertainty and misunderstandings. Also, leaving our comfort zone and everything that makes us feel good for the uncertainty of what might happen (for example, what the doctor might say) is not always easy. Pete finds, through his own sickness and trip to the doctor, that everything isn't always what it seems and there might be something positive that can come out of something that originally seemed negative.