Charlie is finding it harder to read books. Some of the books he is having trouble reading are books that he used to be able to read. He fears having to resort to children's books.
Charlie now has to have someone to write his progress reports for him. The speech in his journal describes what's happening to him, but does not represent it. Charlie says that his speech is worsening, but because he is not writing the entries, therefore it does not show.
Realizing he has amnesia, Charlie lies in bed to try to remember as much as he can. He hopes and prays that he doesn't lose his intelligence. Charlie tries to gather as much intelligence as he can while it is all going away.
Charlie no longer uses his typewriter. He is becoming slower and less coordinated. Charlie is now experiencing shocks.
Charlie writes again since a week. His spelling is worse. He only writes so people will know exactly what is happening to him.
Charlie's co-workers feel sorry for him. He doesn't want Ms. Kinnian to feel the same way so he leaves New York. Charlie is going some place where no one knows that he used to be a genius. He takes some of his books so that he can practice and try to keep some of his knowledge.