Outside, Abby takes the phone and talks to Jordan's dad, who is driving back from Detroit. Jordan's dad is angry. Shane West walks up, sees Abby holding the giant syringe she was using to irrigate Mrs. Gelden's wound, and turns and walks the other way. Does he really think they use giant syringes for flu shots? No wonder he's scared of them. Abby continues to assure Dad that they'll transfer Jordan as soon as Mercy accepts her. Wendall walks up, and Abby waves her over to Mom. Meanwhile, Dad totally hangs up on Abby.
Neela prepares Backseat Cop for sutures. He comments that it "must be a pain in the ass having to waste all that time trying to save a scumbag's life." I think that's part of the Hippocratic Oath too: "First, do no harm, unless your patient is a scumbag. Then, who the fuck cares?" Driver Cop sees Neela's look of disgust and says that the perp held up a mini-mart. Neela says that the perp looked about fourteen, although I'm not sure what that has to do with the price of rice. Neela, from working in the ER, should know that age has little to do with potential to be a scumbag. Anyway, Neela notices a foreign body in Backseat Cop's wound. She asks if it was possible that he was shot. Backseat Cop doesn't think so, but says that he scraped his wrist as he fell.
Carter does an ultrasound on Jordan's belly, looking for her appendix, as Abby tries to help. Mom bitches that she left messages with three surgeons at Mercy, and Abby promises that they'll call back, and that they can wait eight to ten hours before it becomes a problem for Jordan. Carter can't find the appendix. Mom asks what that means. My first thought was that it ruptured. Carter says that an enlarged appendix is usually easier to find. Mom asks if Jordan really has appendicitis. Abby says it's possible. Mom is pissed that she can't get a straight answer. Carter is sure it's appendicitis, based on symptoms. Mom points out that Abby originally said it was stomach flu. Wendall walks in and says that the transfer center from Mercy wants to talk to the Attending. Carter walks out to take the call as Mom continues bitching. Abby and Carter remain remarkably calm in the face of Mom the Super Bitch Who is Totally Implying that County General Sucks. Which it kind of does, but she could be a little less unpleasant about it.
After her mom leaves, Jordan asks Abby if she needs an operation. Abby nods. Jordan asks if she needs it soon. Abby says yes. Jordan wants to have it at County. Abby explains that Jordan's parents want her to have it at another hospital. Jordan is worried that it will take too long, and asks why she doesn't get to decide. Abby says that kids have to let their parents decide what's best. Jordan flares her nostrils.