Primo: My dad keeps having these heart problems. They keep changing his meds. He's not sleeping well. He's really agitated.
Me: I'm sorry sweetie. That has to be hard for you to see.
Primo: Jack and I had dinner with a friend of his last night. The friend said my dad might be going through withdrawal.
Me: Oh! Of course!
Primo: It makes perfect sense, except it's been five days since the surgery and so five days since he's had a drink.
Me: I don't know how this works.
Primo: But the friend said it can take that long.
Me: With as much as your dad drinks, I'm not surprised that he would have some kind of withdrawal reaction.