“Daddy” <Part Two>
The inayofuata morning, House finally woke up. Cuddy isn’t beside him anymore and he noticed that the bathroom door is opened. He quickly rises up from the bed, put on his clothes and went to see Cuddy who he apparently heard throwing up in the bathroom. He stood on the doorway.
House: wewe okay?
Cuddy: Yah… Morning sickness finally hit me…
kwa lunch, Wilson was eating alone in the cafeteria with a sandwich, sandwichi while kusoma a patient’s file. House entered the room and went directly to his friend’s meza, jedwali and sat inayofuata to him.
Wilson: You’re late…
House: Yah, I know… I barely could stand up this morning… I actually couldn’t believe that I’m here…
House grabbed the other piece of Wilson’s sandwich, sandwichi as his friend rolled his eyes and shook his head.
Wilson: You’ve been to Cuddy? She’ll be so mad to know you’re late. Maybe hand wewe a difficult case as a punishment.
House didn’t answer his friend as he looked around as if looking for someone. Wilson stopped kusoma and looked at House.
Wilson: Wait a minute, the only reason wewe ignore and refuse to answer maswali is during those times when wewe already have the answer but wewe can’t just onyesha them. House, the baby’s really yours?
House looked at Wilson who was also looking at him sternly.
Wilson chuckled and once again shook his head.
House: See why I didn’t tell you? I ended up embarrassed in front of my seemingly idiot friend.
Wilson: Oh, you’re not, wewe know you’re not…
House: It seems that way…
Wilson: In fact, wewe made your old and new team happy except Cameron. They had bets wewe know. Cameron will pay twice the money the team had laid on.
House slowly bit the chakula in his mouth as he looked piss at Wilson.
Wilson: So how far have wewe and Cuddy decided things? Custody? au Marriage perhaps?
House stood up and looked at Wilson who looked at him as well and then he left the room leaving his friend still chuckling.
kwa night, House is in Cuddy’s house again. He’s carrying Rachel who apparently just slept in his arms. Cuddy’s throwing up again.
House: Would wewe mind? A baby’s sleeping here!
A dakika had passed before Cuddy called out.
Cuddy: House! ---- House!
He immediately placed Rachel in the crib, kitanda cha mtoto mchanga and walked as fast as he could to the bathroom. He found Cuddy leaning against the sink. He stood behind her as support.
Cuddy: I’m…. I’m…. I’m vomiting blood…
House stared at the huge amount of blood on the sink being washed kwa the flowing water from the faucet. Cuddy fell unconscious in his arms and he immediately got his phone and called 991 for an ambulance, magari ya wagonjwa for Princeton-Plainsboro.
The inayofuata day, the ducklings found themselves seated kusoma Cuddy’s file in the DDX room with Wilson and House. The white board is still a blank sheet and silence surrounded the room. House, while staring blankly outside, was standing away from the team and his friend. Finally, the silence was broke kwa Taub suggesting a procedure to know the disorder Cuddy have but House didn’t answer him. Kutner and Thirteen also suggested two different disorders and treatments for it but they too received no answer.
Foreman: Guys, we don’t have a case here… All Cuddy had was mild vomiting that is common during pregnancy.
House: Does vomiting with blood mild to you? <House faced the team> She’s been vomiting zaidi than what had been expected.
Foreman: Look, this is nothing, House. Maybe Cuddy’s throat just got sore. Too much force will surely rub out one’s throat pushing blood with the vomit. wewe know that.
House: wewe might wanna see the blood she threw up… This isn’t normal especially if blood go on with it… There’s something wrong with her…
Foreman: House, pregnancy symptoms will bore you. Since when did these symptoms disturbed you?
House: <walking his way out of the room> since the siku I learned that Cuddy is the dean of medicine and our patient in one. <He stopped kwa the door> Thirteen, I want wewe to check Cuddy’s vitals every hour, if it gets worse, check every 30 minutes. Taub, give her blood if needed and Kutner look for pregnancy disorders. The three of wewe are better than one stubborn ass.
House looked at Foreman and left with Wilson. Foreman shook his head as the team does their jobs. As House and Wilson walk to nowhere, they had this conversation.
Wilson: Where do wewe think that argument leads you?
House: It wasn’t an argument. I just want them do their job, made their salary worth for them before the jackass Foreman messed up with me.
Wilson: How long are wewe going to keep the secret of your fatherhood from them?
House: I don’t know…
They rode the elevator and went off.
Thirteen and Foreman were in Cuddy’s room. Apparently, their boss just woke up and 13 immediately checked her vitals and if pupils are reactive. It turns out, that everything’s back to normal. Cuddy asked 13 how long she’s been on that hospital kitanda and if the baby’s okay and 13 answered not even a siku and the baby’s fine. She alisema thank wewe to House’s ducklings before the two left the room.
Foreman: Cameron has to pay the pool kwa now…
Thirteen: Maybe you’re right, on other hand, maybe we also have to wait for the DNA result after seven months to hakikisha and give justice to the money Cameron will owe us.
Foreman: Oh wewe too?
Thirteen: No. <She faced Foreman> I just want to say take it easy. Cameron won’t run hiding our money. House treated Cuddy’s case like any other case he handled before ----
Foreman: No, House wanted to create -----
Thirteen: Like what he usually does. Foreman, let’s just give up the bets and beside it won’t help.
Foreman shook his head before leaving Thirteen alone in front of the Nurse’s Station.
Back in the DDX room, the ducklings with House, Wilson and Foreman are having some differentials. There were disorders listed kwa Kutner on the white board but House couldn’t find the disorder he was looking for.
House: Are wewe sure wewe covered all the pregnancy disorder?
Kutner: Yah, I even researched them twice.
House: Research them again. Run through the mountains if wewe have to.
Kutner smiled and went out to do what he was ordered to do. Foreman chuckled and Thirteen looked at him with stern eyes before she told House the latest status of Cuddy’s and the baby’s vitals. House then ordered some mild medications for the dynamic condition of Cuddy and the baby especially now that he was told that blood vomiting got worse.
Foreman: House <House looked at Foreman> Why don’t we tafuta Cuddy’s and the baby’s father’s house for toxins?
House exchanged glances with Wilson and then to his team.
House: What for?
Foreman: Because that’s what wewe always wanted us to do right? Break in and get toxins and meds that might reason out why the patient’s sick.
House: Maybe you’re forgetting this, Dr. Foreman, Dr. Cuddy was able to conceive through sperm donation and IVF procedure therefore the father’s place is, in the first place, confidential.
Foreman: And Cuddy’s?
Foreman was able to get into Cuddy’s place with Cameron. A nanny was there to look after Rachel as the two look for stuff that might explain Cuddy’s symptoms.
Cameron: So, why did wewe chose me to come with you?
Foreman: Just bringing back the past.
Cameron: <chuckled> Just tell me. wewe urge House to let wewe come in Cuddy’s place for what?
Foreman: wewe really wanted to know the truth?
Cameron: Yah. Why not urge Thirteen to come with you, why me?
Foreman: Because you’re the other team and if we found something in that closet, maybe it would be enough to give wewe reason why wewe should be giving us the money wewe owe us.
Cameron: wewe have Cuddy as the patient and wewe still managed to think about money? That’s rude.
After looking at closets, drawers and even bed, Foreman and Cameron left with nothing to hand over to House.
Meanwhile in PPTH, specifically in the OR, Chase is about to perform an exploratory surgery to Cuddy which he thinks is irrelevant. He and some nurses who’ll assist him were already wearing their scrub suits and are all around Cuddy.
Chase: I don’t think we need this surgery. We’re putting the baby at risk.
Nurse II: The form was signed kwa Dr. House. He says here he needs this surgery.
Chase: <To Nurse I> Well, apply eye lubricant now before we start this so that her eyes won’t dry out.
The Nurse I opened Cuddy’s eyelid.
Nurse I: Dr. Chase, we have a problem.
Chase looked at Cuddy’s eye himself.
Chase: Her eye’s jaundice.