A young mother suffers a seizure in the bathtub with her newborn son, nearly drowning him, and although the baby survives the near-drowning, his problems are far from over. Foreman returns to work with some minor brain dysfunction, and a personality change that drives House up the wall.
Lynne Boris Johnston
Did You Know?
ECMO stands for Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, it is a type of cardiopulmonary bypass used when a patient's heart and lungs are no longer able to adequately oxygenate their blood. It works by pumping the patient's blood out of their body and into a special machine that mimics the function of the lungs by removing carbon dioxide from the blood and oxygenating the red blood cells, then pumping the blood back into the body. This technique is mostly used on children due to the fact that they have a much smaller blood volume and are less susceptible to the stress the process puts on the cardiopulmonary and vascular systems, though recent advancements in the field are allowing ECMO to be used on adults more frequently. See more
Flipped film: when the baby is first shown on ECMO, the numbers on the crib are reversed, and there is a net stocking on the baby's left leg. The view changes, the numbers are correct and the stocking is on the right leg. The view changes back to reversed numbers and left leg stocking. See more
Dr. Allison Cameron
Chase caught a case in the ER. He wants us to take a look.
Dr. Gregory House
Unless Chase broke his neck falling off his polo pony, he had no reason to be in the ER.
References The L Word
Written by Wayne Jones See more