ER s06e17 Episode Script

Viable Options

Previously in E.
I don't want to be hooked up to a bunch of tubes puking my guts out.
Mark, I have to respect his wishes.
He's my father, ok? I want to help him.
Just be there for him.
I don't think is too serious, Mr Bernero.
Maybe a little touch of stomach flu.
I want you to pee in the cup.
Give it to Malik.
It's what he lives for.
We need to get your son into a diabetes clinic.
There's a new drug, glucofile, that works well for kids but it is expensive.
I'll have my new insurance in three months.
I'll get him to diet and exercising.
You let that kid walk out of here to accomodate his father financial problems, you're endangering that boy's life.
Bernero kid in Three can go home.
Just a little case of the stomach flu.
Kick him out of there.
We need the bed.
6x17 "VIABLE OPTIONS" Discharged the rule-out MI.
Last enzymes normal.
- The pneumonia's in Medicine.
- Good.
I hear a double trauma's coming in.
Need help? Just two.
We can handle it.
I'm flipping burgers.
Might as well flip them.
- Excuse me? - Ray Kroc.
Started McDonald's.
Once a year he'd make shakes, fry fries with the little people.
- You're in the trenches.
- With us little people.
So the ship's shipshape.
- Son of a bitch! You started it! - The hell I did! - Cut it out! - Let's break this up! - That's enough - Hey, hey.
- Get away from him.
That's enough.
- Hey! Get your hands off me, dumb-ass punk! - Dumb-ass punk.
- Get out here.
- What's open? - Curtain 2! - I'll sue your ass! - Kiss my ass! - You ran into me! - You cut me off! - You're crazy! - Enough! - Settle down, bud.
- Who you calling "bud"? - Hey, that's enough! - Get off me, man.
- You, bud.
- What happened here? - Road rage led to an MVA.
- Which led to a fistfight.
Multiple abrasions, bad lac to left arm.
BP, 120/80.
Janes, 25.
Multiple abrasions, head lac.
BP, 110/70.
- Get soft restraints.
- I didn't start it.
- Tried to sideswipe me.
- Settle down! - We need to treat you.
- You rear-ended me, moron.
- That's it! - Hey! - Call Security! - Hold it! - You're the moron! - You son of a bitch! Oh, my God! - Down on the bed! - Man! This is nasty! - Do something! - Just settle down.
- You call this flipping burgers? - Very funny.
Seems to be under control.
If you don't need any little people Thank you, Kerry.
I'm sure I can handle it from here.
Shall I yank it out? We gotta check for facial nerve damage, and damage to my pen.
- You're worrying about your pen? - Oh, shut up.
- Put it back on, Dad.
- I don't need it.
It makes me want to sneeze.
- I don't need you waiting around.
- I'm afraid you'll take it off.
Get used to it.
I made up my mind.
I won't do my dying in your cramped, thin-walled walkup.
- Maybe we ought to move.
- Stop.
You know what I mean.
Even if I stay in Chicago, I want my own place.
- How's that gonna work? - Well, I'll get somebody to help.
You'll ignore it, like you have the last year.
I know you.
No, you don't! You know this disease, but not what I want.
- I don't wanna talk about this.
- Then don't.
Chest x-ray's clear.
Labs are normal.
Hematocrit of 32.
- What's my potassium? -4.
It's fine.
I figured it would be.
I had dialysis yesterday.
- Is it a man or a woman? - It's a man.
- What happened to him? - I don't know.
An accident? That's usually it.
I think it was.
In Minneapolis.
- They'll fly the kidney in from there? - Yeah.
- Dr.
Corday's procuring the organ.
- They put it in a cooler.
Man, I thought I'd never make it to the top of the list.
You're lucky.
If I were lucky, I wouldn't need the kidney to begin with.
- As you do- - Yeah, yeah.
I'm hungry.
You can't eat or drink anything.
I've cleared you for the surgery.
- We're waiting for the kidney.
- I'm not going anywhere.
The kid started it.
- Then he rammed into my damn car! - Dad, you said that already.
- Damn it! - It's all right.
- It's not.
I hate being clumsy.
- It's no big deal.
Let's finish your sutures.
You need to hold still.
- I think I know that.
Okay? - Dad? I'm sorry.
It's just been a crappy day.
- Can I get some more water? - Yeah, sure.
I'll go.
I'm gonna hit the ladies' room.
I'll be right back, okay? What's going on? Is he all right? - Well, I think he's a little upset.
- I've never seen him like this.
Running into a car.
Stabbed a man with a pen? - Has he always had a temper? - No.
But this week, since I've been visiting, he just seems off.
He loses his balance sometimes, lashes out at people.
Does he have seizures or bad headaches? Not that I know of.
Is something wrong? I'll need to run some tests and get a head CT.
Then we'll know more.
- Ladies' room is down there.
- Thanks.
He's taking codeine for his back.
He has abdominal pain.
Positive history for an appy.
Might be a bowel obstruction.
- Is my kidney here? - I don't know.
I'm still hungry.
I could've eaten.
- Good bowel sounds.
Any fever? - No.
- Vomiting? - Nope.
No guarding or rebound.
- Get an abdominal series? - Just now.
Excuse us a minute, please.
No blockage.
Just a lot of stool.
So the codeine constipated him? I'd have him cut back on his pain meds and give him a laxative.
Also have the pharmacy give him bisacodyl, - Sorry.
I thought it was serious.
- To him it is.
She's had trouble breathing.
Any fever? Yes up to 102.
Lots of secretions.
She was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome when she was 2.
She has a seizure disorder and PICC line.
Takes O-2 and BiPAP at home.
- Can Angie talk? - She's severely retarded.
She lost her hearing.
She can't feed herself.
- Her medications? - Lasix, albuterol, Robinul, Valium.
Phenobarb, cisapride, Bactrim.
She has rales.
Probably pneumonia.
Last month it was pseudomonas.
Temp's 102.
Culture her PICC line? And portable chest, CBC, sputum and peripheral cultures.
She gets Ceftaz when she has pneumonia.
We'll do the same.
I'll go get her dolls.
They help her feel better.
We'll take good care of her.
Could we get a VCR? She loves to watch the Muppets.
- Sure.
We'll bring one in.
- Thank you.
Eddie Bernero, 12.
His dad found him barely responsive.
Dad's coming in his car.
BP 90 palp, pulse 120, resps 28.
May be encephalitis, meningitis.
- He's been in before.
- Pull the chart.
- The nurse signed us out.
- You said I need medicine.
I'll be there.
- Help them transfer him? - Sure.
- Is the prescription back? - Yeah.
Once a day until the constipation resolves.
- All yours.
- Thanks.
- A CBC, lytes and dip a urine.
- Tachy at 150.
- Pressure's down, 70 palp.
- He may go into shock.
Mucous membranes are dry.
Very dehydrated.
Urine's positive for glucose, no ketones.
Where's the old chart? Is he diabetic? He was in five months ago.
- Blood glucose? - Almost.
Bolus him with normal saline, Blood glucose is over 400.
- What? Are you sure? - I checked it twice.
It's a hyperosmolar coma.
Start an insulin IV, .
1 unit per kilo per hour.
Get bicarb and potassium levels.
He's been sick a while.
- His blood glucose last time? - They didn't do one.
- You're kidding.
Did they dip a urine? - No.
- Who took care of this kid? - Carter.
Page him.
Get him here now.
- Flight took forever.
- We have time.
- Ruled out the first recipient.
- Thought you cleared him.
- He developed unstable angina.
- Did you talk to UNOS? Another Chicago person's on her way.
I hope the kidney will still be viable.
- Family? - Dad's on his way.
Recheck his levels in two hours.
What's up? Eddie Bernero, on his way to the PICU.
I'll refresh your memory.
You saw him five months ago.
- I don't recall him.
- Neither did I.
You called me in.
Couch-potato diabetic.
Dad had insurance problems.
You doctored the chart? What are you saying? He could've died.
I rehydrated him without knowing he had diabetes.
Show me the chart.
His electrolytes were so off, he could've died.
- What were you thinking? - Your patient's having a seizure.
If anybody asks questions, I won't lie for you.
- Nice hair.
- Can you get Bernero's chart? - We sent it up to PICU.
- I know.
Get it.
Henry is so excited.
It had to be the day he flew to St.
Louis! - He's coming? - He could fly under his own power.
I did dialysis four years, three times a week.
But then I switched to CAPD.
- How often are the infusions? - Four times a day.
Like getting my oil changed.
A lot.
- But it gives you more freedom.
- Oh, yeah.
It's great not going to the hospital every other day- - And with the transplant- - Have you had peritonitis? Yes, but not for at least six months.
Everything looks good, Mrs.
We'll wait for your labs and then get you to the O.
Thank you so much.
I didn't have much to do with it, but you're welcome.
- Mrs.
- I'm back.
You'll be okay, sweetie.
- The nurse told you? - You must start another IV.
We've tried but Angie's a tough stick.
She has a lot of scarring from IVs.
- So a central line's better.
- It's the best way for her.
I understand.
- Could you sign the consent form? - I can't.
- It's very safe.
- I'm her foster mom, not her real mom.
We care for her.
We'd adopt, but we can't afford the medical.
- And her birth parents? - They abandoned her.
She has a legal guardian through DCFS.
Carol, call Adele Neuman.
Can't you do anything else? We will keep trying for another IV, all right? Sweetie, here we go.
- Mr.
Bernero? - Dr.
Carter, right? - How is he? - Much better.
Glucose is 380.
- His lytes? - Normalizing.
He'll be here a couple days, but he's out of the woods.
- Do you have a minute? - Of course.
What happened, Mr.
Bernero? We're working on the diet issues.
- What happened? - You knew my insurance problem.
You knew his condition's serious.
I cut you some slack.
You agreed to monitor his food and exercise.
- You know how kids are.
- That's why they have parents.
We have complete insurance now.
At what expense? His life? He almost died today.
You never said it could get this bad.
He was fine until this morning.
Oh, great.
You're not culpable at all? Is that right? You're his doctor.
You said he'd be fine for a few months.
If you didn't know this could happen, how could I? It's not an emergency, but the child needs IV access.
We know she's often hospitalized, but that has nothing to do with this.
Her veins are sclerosed.
I can't get a thing.
Neither can I.
This is ridiculous.
Give me the phone.
Come on.
This is Kerry Weaver, chief of emergency medicine.
Angie's PICC line is infected- A guardian should know what a PICC line is.
I know her disease is incurable.
But she is treatable now- It's not a matter of life or death yet, but it could be- Have you ever seen Angie? I'm looking at her now.
I see an eminently treatable girl who- Thank you.
Thank you for nothing.
He said no.
Give her pain meds and make her comfortable.
There it is.
A heartbeat.
You're definitely pregnant.
You're about eight weeks along.
I wish Henry would get here.
You been trying to get pregnant? For almost two years.
With no luck.
Until now.
Does it take me out of the running? After a transplant, one takes immunosuppressive drugs.
They're powerful.
It's likely they'd cause birth defects or a miscarriage.
If you won't have the child, we can go ahead with surgery.
Sorry to pressure you.
We don't have much time for the kidney.
We can't wait for your husband.
How could this happen? I've waited so long for both.
I want to keep the baby.
- Did you have an appointment? - Same old, same old.
Where's the snack bar? I'd like a bite.
- Do you mind some company? - No.
Let's go.
His daughter says his behavior's been unusual? Erratic and volatile.
Used to be easygoing.
- Maybe a mass or lesion? - No signs of that.
- Any new stress at home or at work? - He claims no.
We have uncontrolled movements, loss of balance, personality change.
- Family history? - His mom's living.
He doesn't know much about his dad, he died when Waters was 14.
- Makes him early- mid-40s? - Probably.
- What did he die of? - Suicide.
We need to talk to him.
I wish you'd talk some sense into Mark.
- He's worried about you.
- I know he is.
He also thinks that he can control what's happening to me.
Hell! I wish he could, but we all know he can't.
It's a cliché to say you don't wanna be a burden to your children but at my age, I'll be a cliché.
He shouldn't have to deal with everything.
He will, one way or another.
Would your mother let you take care of her? She'd sooner go to sea in a canoe.
I don't need to go to that extreme.
I want to check out- What do you call it? Not quite a nursing home.
- A hospice? - That's it.
A hospice.
If I stay in Chicago, at least that'll make Mark happy.
Nothing about this will make Mark happy.
- Huntington's Disease? - We think so.
- I never heard of it.
- A progressive neurological disorder.
It causes loss of balance, mood changes and jerking movements of the body.
And progressive dementia.
- Like Alzheimer's? - There are similarities.
We know what it is.
What do I do? I'm afraid there's no cure.
- How bad will it get? - A geneticist will tell you.
You're telling me I'll lose control of everything physically and mentally and I can't do anything about it? They're developing new treatments.
But at the moment, no.
I'm 46 years old.
- How could I get such a thing? - It's genetic.
You inherited it.
It generally manifests in your early 40s.
It may be why your dad committed suicide.
- I could've passed this on to Jo? - There is a 50-50 chance.
Hyperosmolar coma, no evidence of DKA.
Type Two diabetes.
- I'd say.
His blood glucose was 980.
- How far did you get? Two liters saline, two units IV insulin.
He's still in the PICU.
- He was seen here five months ago? - Apparently.
- If it's 980, it was high five months ago.
- You'd think so.
- Why wasn't it picked up? - I couldn't say.
Excuse me.
- Could you look at this elbow film? - What's the problem? Big anterior fat pad but no fracture.
You the Attending? I'm admitting Eddie Bernero.
The diabetic coma? Yeah.
He was here in November.
No one picked up on his diabetes.
- Do you have the old chart? - Here's a copy.
- Cleo, what was the glucose? -980.
- Not today.
In November.
- Should be in the chart.
- No urine dip? - Not that I saw.
- I'll look into this.
I'll call you.
- Thanks.
- An anterior fat pad can be normal.
- Thanks.
Something you didn't wanna say in front of him? - About what? - The diabetic kid.
- He was Carter's.
- You're not in surgery? We still have the kidney.
We go through recipients like- - Crap through a goose? - Yeah.
That works.
The Morgan Center will call you.
- Hospice? Rehab? - Hospice.
- What patient? - Your father asked me about it.
- He may choose palliative care.
- You called? - He asked me to.
- What are you doing? - He asked.
What would you have me do? - Have him talk to me.
- He's a grown man.
- A stubborn one.
- The other option is your apartment- - I know my options.
- You'll look after him? - With a daytime nurse.
I'll do the rest.
- You talked to him? - I'm handling it, okay? Or I was.
- I didn't mean to interfere.
- Then don't.
- Is this what's best for him, or you? - Stay out of it, please.
I can send her up now.
- They can squeeze you in.
- I can't see my own ob-gyn? No.
Too many potential complications with your renal failure.
- Dr.
Kovac? - Yeah? This is Steve Maldonado.
- The transplant candidate.
- Right.
- You the surgeon? - No, but we'll get you started here.
I went out and left my pager at home.
I went home to get it and it went off.
I had it on for 30 seconds.
The nurses need to draw your labs.
- This way.
- Okay.
- Good luck.
- Yeah, thanks.
You all right? If I could have both, I would be.
But I do want the baby.
Ask for Christine Collins.
Suite 4020.
Okay, Mr.
The geneticist is Dr.
Kevin Casey.
I made an appointment for you on Friday at 11 to go over the results.
I've been ordered to appear in court Friday afternoon.
The incident.
I can make a day out of it.
Uncontrolled temper is a symptom of Huntington's.
- They may not hold you responsible.
- That's a lousy excuse.
- How is Jo doing? - She's meeting Glen in the lobby now.
- That's her fiancé.
- Does she want to have the test? - I didn't tell her.
- Mr.
Waters, you have to.
If she has the gene, she will get the disease.
My father didn't tell me and I'm glad he didn't.
She has a right to know.
If there's nothing she can do, what's the good in her knowing? But if she knows, she can make different choices.
She might not want to work or have kids.
She might not get married.
Might not have a life.
She has to know that she can pass this disease on to her kids.
Why? So she won't have any? I love my daughter.
And I can't imagine my life without her.
She's had a good life up until now.
A happy life.
I'm gonna keep it that way as long as I can.
If you sign an emergency consent, I can overturn the decision.
- Doesn't DCFS have to appoint me? - I cleared it.
I don't know.
This girl's gonna die of pneumonia.
- Her mother wants it.
- Her foster mother.
She's had her for four years.
She's her mother.
She just can't afford the medical bills.
But the state can? How much has been spent so far? - Mark.
- All right, all right, I'll sign.
- Thanks.
- Let me know how she responds.
I will.
Can I help you, Robert? My niece watched Sesame Street, until she was 8.
Those are the Muppets.
You need something? I came for supplies.
We need to discuss your supply management.
And I find this girl's foster parent is conspiring with DCFS and you to circumvent authority and perform a procedure on a gork.
She has no chance of recovery.
Is this correct? - You' re overstating it.
- Am I? She has a potentially life-threatening infection, all she needs is a central line.
And her so-called guardian has never seen her.
Well, I've seen her.
We have to give appropriate care.
All I'm doing is exercising a safeguard that's built into the system.
Your sympathy for her mother overrides your clinical judgment.
I disagree.
But thank you for your input.
- She's not getting a central line.
- She's my patient.
- Feel free to hydrate her.
- I have a second opinion.
I'm the final opinion.
I'm not competing with the State Welfare Department! - It's one bureaucrat! - He's right! It's hopeless and expensive! Stop flogging her! Frankly, I expect more professionalism from you! I'm supporting a parental decision! Angie is her daughter! She's her pet! Look at her.
What quality of life do you think she has? - Robert- - Kerry, I'm serious.
No central line.
- Has he always had asthma? - Since he was 3.
- I'm okay, Mom.
- You are not okay, Troy.
I saw his wheezing getting worse from the audience.
She came and pulled me off the stage.
- That's no fun, is it? - I don't ever wanna go back to school.
We got a bounce-back.
Collapsed at home.
Loss of consciousness.
- Who? - Grunwald.
Grunwald? He was constipated.
Excuse me.
- Pulse is down to 50! - He's unresponsive.
Put in a liter of saline.
See if you can get a BP.
- What happened? - He just fell over.
- Get labs, cardiac enzymes.
- Pressure's 60 palp.
- Mix the dopamine.
He was your patient? - Yes, abdominal pain.
- ST elevations in the leads.
- History of heart disease? - No cardiac problems, right? - His heart is fine! - He on medication? - Codeine and what she gave him.
- What was that? - A laxative.
- Bisopro.
Bisoprol- - Bisoprolol? - Yes.
- No, no.
We gave him bisacodyl.
- Which one was it? - Bisoprolol.
But it's not what we gave.
- Hal, wake up! - Can she wait outside, please? - Come with me.
- No, I should stay! We need to work on your husband.
Call the cath lab.
Bolus heparin.
What are doing? You gave him a beta blocker? You dropped his heart rate, pulse, and gave him an Ml.
- BP's improving! - Stand by with a nitro drip.
- I didn't write the prescription.
- You said you did.
- Handed it to him.
I didn't write it.
- Who wrote it? The labs are back on the transplant recipient.
- Good.
Get ready to move him.
- You should see this.
- You're kidding? - Nope.
What should I say? You think it's okay to tell her? - It's debatable.
- His choice is, not your obligation.
This information affects her life.
I feel I have an obligation to her.
Right, but she isn't your patient.
You can try to convince him.
- I did try.
- Then you can't tell the daughter.
Your renal failure was caused by rhabdomyolysis.
- Yeah.
From muscle breakdown.
- And what caused that? - I don't know.
- I think you do.
I was in a car accident.
That could've done it.
- Not using drugs? - No.
You tested positive for cocaine.
I didn't know I was this high on the list.
I hardly ever do it.
I went to a party.
I was depressed.
- Damn dialysis.
- Get used to it.
I can't have the transplant? Cocaine destroyed your kidneys.
You're still using.
Why should you? - I won't do it after the operation.
- You wasted my time.
Please, come on! I'm not an addict.
I need this kidney! It's viable for only a limited time.
I have an hour to get a real candidate.
- You mean someone who deserves it.
- Yes.
Chen? - Yes? - This is my fiancé.
- How are you? - Good.
Glen thinks Dad might be suffering from depression.
The mood swings and stuff.
It might be the wedding.
I know he wanted to pay for it.
- But it costs a lot of money.
- That would be tough.
And Jo is his only daughter.
I'll get the car.
Nice to meet you, Dr.
So you think it's depression? Well, it's hard to say.
- Ready to go, Dad? - Yeah, I am.
Thank you, Dr.
Thanks for everything.
You're welcome.
Kerry? I thought Romano said no to a central line.
He did.
You're doing it anyway? I have emergency consent from another physician.
That's all I need.
- I've got this.
- You need Opsite.
I've got it.
- But Kerry- - It's my decision.
It doesn't involve you.
- Looks like a "P" to me.
- It's a "C.
" Why would I order that? What's that say, Carter? I can see how the pharmacy could have read it wrong.
- They should've called.
- Sure.
- Blame them.
- It can be read both ways.
You, come here.
I need an impartial observer.
- That's a faxed copy- - Quiet! - "C" or a "P"? - It looks like a "Q.
" Someone else who can't read it.
I prescribed bisacodyl.
That's what I ordered and wrote.
Then why is this patient having an angioplasty for an infarction? - You heard me say bisacodyl? - Yeah.
Did you read the label before you handed it out? - There was a trauma coming in.
- Oh, a trauma came in! When traumas come in, we can hand out any meds that are around.
- Dr.
Romano- - Carter, shut up! - Can I go? - The incompetence here is scary.
- Amazing we're not shut down.
- It was an honest mistake.
No, it was tag-team negligence! You are both prohibited from writing prescriptions.
- How are we going to treat patients? - Others will write them for you.
- How long? - Until you can write and you can read.
- I know how to read.
- Then do it! Thank you, Carter.
Thank you, Carter.
You gave him the pills without looking at it? - What you wrote was illegible.
- I shouldn't write your scrips anyway.
- I didn't ask you- - He's your patient.
You always check the label.
They teach you that on the first day.
- You called UNOS? - I had to get the next patient.
Nussbaum is coming from upstate Indiana in 40 minutes.
That's too late.
The new kidney might fail.
- I thought we were at 10 hours.
- We need to do a workup.
We may need to wait to anesthetize.
We'll assess her.
She's already on her way.
- You should've talked to me.
- We were in a hurry, we had to move on.
You may not like this guy, but we have a match who's ready for surgery.
You can't be serious.
I'd rather put a healthy kidney in someone than not at all.
The guy knows he's on the UNOS list and can be called at any moment and he's snorting cocaine? He's not going to stop using.
He'll burn another organ.
Your Mrs.
Nussbaum might not get here in time.
She might not qualify.
It'll go to waste! Let it! I'd rather take the risk than give it to him.
- It's not your risk to take! - He made his choice.
Give the next person a chance.
Thirty minutes.
Then I'm taking up Mr.
- I'm not releasing him.
- I don't need you to.
- She likes this one, huh? - It's her favorite.
Most doctors think she's just responding to the light changes.
But I notice a difference.
At least I think I do.
- Dr.
Weaver put in a central line? - I know you think it's too much.
But I'm not ready to give her up yet.
I understand.
Excuse me.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
- Strep throat ready for discharge.
- Penicillin? Yep.
Curtain 3 Were my instructions in any way unclear? - No, you made your position known.
- And you ignored it? - I took it under advisement.
- Then you're suspended.
- Sign out and go home.
- Robert, let's- Right now, Kerry.
Right now.
- Suspended? - Effective now, until further notice.
- Carter, you going home? - Yeah.
I wish I weren't.
My grandparents are throwing a dinner party.
- You have to go? - Attendance is compulsory.
- I have a question.
- Shoot.
A 12-year-old has abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, no ill contacts.
- What do you do? - Any vomiting? - No.
- Probably gastroenteritis.
Sounds like a trick question.
So I'd probably order a CBC and dip a urine to rule out a UTI.
- Thought so.
- Do I pick up anything abnormal? Nothing on the CBC.
And I don't know about the urine because you didn't order one.
You saw him last fall.
Came back today- Type Two diabetes.
Hyperosmolar coma.
Cleo told me.
- Is he gonna be okay? - Should be.
Been nice if we caught it earlier.
Yeah, kid must not have looked that sick.
- What did I say? Stomach flu? - Yep.
I wish I could remember him.
I feel bad.
Must've misdiagnosed.
- He didn't have any insurance.
- Really? What are they gonna do? - They're okay.
They have it now.
- Oh, good.
Anything else you wanna tell me? No.
I made a mistake.
I'm sorry.
Have a nice party.
- Hey.
- Yes, Peter? I didn't like how we left things.
You mean, you screaming at me? You mind if I come in? Suit yourself.
I've got one more set.
You always work out in your living room? Beats the garage.
Listen, I I was angry that I got dragged into this.
It wasn't even a surgical patient.
Cleo, I know it gets crazy down there.
I just want you to know that I don't blame you.
- Oh, you don't? - No, I don't.
- Want me to give you a hand? - No.
Come on.
Am I forgiven? Peter, that was the lamest apology I've ever heard.
I gotta hit the shower.
You coming? - What's next on the agenda? - I'm building an airplane.
- An airplane? - An airplane.
- Out of wood? - Dad? - Think it'll be ready by March? - No.
Well, thanks for letting us- I'm wearing it.
I didn't wanna drag it to the can.
- I didn't say anything.
- You were gonna.
- Your backup oxygen's low.
- I didn't notice.
- I'll go get you one.
- It'll last tonight.
- I don't want to take any chances.
- Whatever you say.
I made some macaroni and cheese.
There's some extra on the counter.
- Thanks.
- Say, I saw Elizabeth today.
She told me.
Did she say anything about that place, the hospice? I checked it out.
There weren't any spots available.
- When will they have one available? - I don't know.
They didn't say.
- There's a long waiting list.
- Waiting list? What's the point of that? I don't know.
Looks like you're stuck with me for a while.
Luka! What are you doing? The grease from the meat dripped on the coals and caught on fire.
- That's what the water's for.
- You didn't tell me that.
- Here.
What's left of it.
- Thanks.
It really cooled off out here, huh? - The girls asleep? - One is still fussing.
Let me guess.
- You had a 50-50 shot.
- No.
She's the troublemaker.
You think these are too thick? Might be rare inside.
Well, don't worry.
I have a steak and kidney pie in the freezer.
Kidney, huh? Very funny.
The nurses thought you'd take it home with you.
I might as well have.
You probably scared the guy into rehab.
What's wrong? What? Is that snow? Oh, man! Hello! It's April! We can finish cooking inside.
- No, I came to barbecue.
- You wanna freeze? - It's only snow.
- I'll get a sweater.
- Your sweaters won't fit me.
- I'll find something.