The patient -- named "Stevie," though surely he's old enough to be just "Steve" at this point? -- continues to portray respiratory distress as looking like he's about to hurl. Foreman says that they can't reach Stevie's parents at either of the cell numbers Stevie gave them, and Stevie says that there's no other way to reach them, since they're at a conference. That's unfortunate, says Foreman, since they can't do anything to Stevie without his parents' consent. Blonde Girlfriend, named Leah, says that her parents can sign the consent forms. Well, they can sign them, but that's not going to do anything. Stupid Leah. Stevie says that he feels like there's an "anvil" sitting on his chest. I'm guessing that's left over from last week's episode. Stevie's monitors start beeping, and Foreman looks alarmed. He says that they're going to do the venogram, and hope Stevie's parents won't be too upset about it. Which means that they probably will.
While Foreman performs the venogram, Stevie notes that his fingers feel wet. I was expecting this to be followed quickly by blood spurting out of his fingers -- par for the course on this show -- but no, Foreman says that the dye they're using for the venogram has confused his nerves so that they can't tell the difference between the cold outside Stevie's body and the wetness inside his body. That's pretty confused. Stevie asks Foreman to clarify: does he mean that the nerves can't tell the difference, or that the brain can't interpret the difference? "A little of both," says Foreman. I would have added something about how I'm the doctor and Stevie might want to figure out how to get a decent haircut before he second-guessed what I say, but Foreman doesn't. Instead, he's impressed with the kid's knowledge, and even shows him his venogram on the monitor. Stevie and Foreman exchange more sophisticated science talk, and Foreman asks Stevie -- who says he's mostly taught himself this stuff -- where he goes to school. Stevie pauses before answering "public school," and then does some public schooling on Foreman's ass when he points out that, so far, there's no leak in his lungs on the venogram like there should be.