Appendicitis? Ellenor is confused. Gideon explains that her uterus has pushed up her appendix, and that's why the pain is in the upper right quadrant instead of the lower right quadrant. Dr. Levkowitz adds that that's why nothing showed up on the scan. The baby blocked the organ. Ellenor turns to Ben: "So? What do we do?" What do you mean? For a doctor, Gideon is awfully slow: first he sends Ellenor home with appendicitis; then once he figures out that she has appendicitis, he doesn't quite know what to do. Ellenor posits, "Usually when someone has appendicitis, they have their appendix taken out." Exactly. That's what they're going to do. If they leave the organ in and it bursts, the baby could be in danger, not to mention Ellenor's life being at risk. Dr. Levkowitz wants to take the baby out. No way. Ellenor dismisses this thought and turns back to Ben. He tells Ellenor that while they've made serious inroads in treating premature babies, a lot of babies born before twenty-six weeks have serious health problems that follow them into adulthood. Now, if they had another twenty-four hours for the lungs to develop, well, that would be another story. Dr. Levkowitz explains the seriousness of this very serious situation, and then she gets paged right out of the room, leaving Ben and Ellenor alone to discuss what they're going to do.
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