For those of you keeping track of such things… he called me and said all is well. While I personally don’t believe it’s totally fine, I do believe that things are in a calm period (the abuse is/was very intermittent) for a while. He actually sounded very chipper and appreciative. I reminded him that if things ever do go bad again, that I and Sam are here for him. I think that’s the best I can do at the moment.