Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Right off the bat I recognize Alyson Stoner, a guest of Artists On Demand a few months back. She is riding a skateboard and her brother, a handsome wheelchair bound youngster, is watching. She decides to push him around, but while she is doing that she faints.
Back at the hospital, House and Cuddy are figuring out how to work together and not let it affect their performance. House instantly outs the relationship to his entire team, in which Wilson refuses to believe them. House gets Cuddy to admit to the relationship in Wilson's office right before they have to go meet with HR. This is where they admit they can work together and they will be fine.
House returns to the young girl, Stoner, to try and find out what the problem is. First they think some scare test will work, then her kidneys start to fail, which they find out after she doesn't have to urinate even though she drank 2.5 liters of liquid. Then they think its something causing her kidneys to fail, and just as they are going to give her medicine, she spews blood all over the place. Turns out her lung is bad and Cuddy and House have to decide what to do, fill it with foam or suture it. Cuddy says foam, so House sutures it knowing she really meant that and trying to decide why she would lie.
They find her a lung transplant, but it fails within hours. They go through some guessing to find out if its an infection or a rejection and turns out it is a rejection. She needs ANOTHER new lung... but the transplant people will not put her back on the list seems she already got one. So what is left??? She is going to die.
House throws out an option to take half a lung from her little brother, who has CPD. This will only allow him to live to 25, but without his partial lung, that will shorten his life span by a few years, which is a lot in his time. The family fights over it and decides to not take their sons lung. House and Cuddy go at it in the hall screaming back and forth about "we can't play God" and House saying "We do every day." Hugo, the brother, overhears the conversation... and in one of the most heartbreaking moments I have ever seen on house... he spills his heart to his sister. He tells her how she does everything and he gets to watch and cheer and always be there for her. But he never gets to be the hero... so he begs her (in tears might I add) to let him do this for her and let him be the hero. Let this be the big thing he is meant to do with his life. And then ends it with "Don't make me live without you..." And que the sobbing. The whole family sobs hysterically, as well as I... and we never do get to see the surgery, but I have to say... House and Cuddy finally figured out how to work together... Brutal Honesty! That is the key!
So until next week... let's try and get the image of House's hand on Cuddy's butt out of our thoughts.
Posted by Artists On Demand at 9:55 PM