A well-spoken child in a lab coat is with their first patient and greets Arizona, much to the confusion of everyone else. No one is really sure of what is going on, and I was worried we were about to have a Doogie Howser gimmick on our hands. Cristina is called upon to present and she moves to the bedside behind him with, "Um, excuse me, little... doctor boy." This is Callie and Hunt's broken patient from the night before, Hillary, and she's decidedly not amused. Cristina explains that Hillary has 52 fractures, and pointedly reads off the chart that she was brought in the night before and already had one complicated surgery performed by Callie and Hunt, who looks a little sheepish. Arizona then asks a question about the correct dosage of one of her meds, and has little doctor boy figure out the correct dose for the girl's weight.
He then runs ahead of the group to the next room, where he jumps into a bed covered in bedding from home -- between that and the toys and decorations, it's obvious he's been there for a while. He then presents himself -- Wallace Anderson, 10 years old, who has been there for seven months and in and out for two years with short gut syndrome, which means his body can't absorb nutrition. He's really cute and obviously bright, and when Charles explains that he's already had 15 surgeries but that lately he's had to go back to being fed through a tube, Wallace shakes his feed bag and comments, "Yum!" He's very endearing, which is worrisome for his future. His parents come in and Arizona tells them that they did some algebra (referring to the math problem regarding dosage that he did in the previous room) and Wallace tells the other docs that Arizona helps him with his math and science homework by letting him go on rounds. His parents are trying to keep his life as normal as possible, and Lexie then slips into the room for what turns out to be no other reason than to hear Wallace ask if he gets Friday off from homework on account of it being his birthday. He then gives up that it's Arizona's birthday too, and she reminds him that she'll celebrate with him. As the doctors file out, Mr. Anderson pulls Arizona aside to tell her that he called a meeting with Richard and a board member, and that he wants her to be there too. She smiles, but is clearly terrified at what might be coming.
As Jennings is the only member of the board who seems to matter, he's the one who is there with Richard and when Arizona walks in he immediately starts threatening that she better not have screwed up anything with Wallace's treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson then walk in and Jennings falls all over himself to greet and compliment them in a pretty disgusting display of brown-nosing. I notice that there's a tray of small muffins in front of them that look like they came from Costco -- clearly Richard has finally stopped supplying the good pastry. But, with what they have to say he might be able to buy some croissants -- the Andersons tell them that they didn't think Wallace would reach his ninth birthday, much less be looking at his eleventh at the end of this week, so they want to give a gift of 25 million dollars to the hospital's pediatric program. They hold hands while the doctors and Jennings just gape, and Mr. Anderson explains that half is to go to research for Wallace's condition while the other half will go to the hospital in general. Jennings nearly cracks his cheeks with his wide grin, but Arizona can't even form words. Mrs. Anderson happily tells her, "Happy birthday, Arizona," and Richard and Jennings turn to her, stunned, seeming to take a whole new notice of her.