The Emergency 2
His room is this way...
Hello. Are you a family member?
Yes, I'm his daughter. How is he?
He's on medication and resting comfortably now. I'll let the doctor know you're here.
Hi, Dad. It's me, Beck. I'm back.
You're gonna be all right, you hear me?
Mom's necklace, remember? I haven't taken it off since the day you gave it to me... just before I left for San Francisco. Oh, Dad, I've missed you.
You're gonna be OK...
Is this your sister?... Ms. Casey? I'm Dr. Lincoln. Let's step outside.
Your father has had a serious heart attack. Our tests show that there has been major damage to the heart muscle. Lack of blood flow through the arteries to certain portions of the heart muscle result in the death of that muscle. And this, in turn, can result in poor pumping action.
What does that mean?
That means that the next forty-eight hours will be critical. We're going to monitor him constantly... Your father's heart is very weak.
Is he gonna make it?
Well, we don't know for sure. Let's hope for the best... I have to go now, but I'll check back later.
What about a bypass operation, or drugs, or something?
Well, your father's in no condition to undergo surgery... But I can assure you that we are considering every possible procedure.
I think that I'd like to get a second opinion.
I understand. I can ask Dr. Weinstein, Chief of cardiology, to come up and see your father... Or, if you prefer, you can ask your own doctor to come in.
Uh.. . Dr. Weinstein will be fine, I guess.
Uh, there is still hope, isn's there?
Yes, of course, but his condition is serious... Excuse me.