While Chase is trying to biopsy Harpo's lymph node, his tongue swells up so much that he can't breathe anymore. They have to give him a fun tracheotomy.
The Cottages gather around House's bedside with this news as well as House's own medical records, which he apparently requested. Cameron whispers that she shouldn't be giving these to the patient, and then has to say that she's whispering because Shooter McGavin over there is sleeping and she wants to respect his peaceful slumber. Chase's eye roll is amazing at her remarks. House raps Shooter's bedside with his cane to wake him up so he can watch House save a life and be totally amazing. House tells them to give Harpo an LP, as Chase points out that the risks of doing it with the intercranial pressure are no longer outweighed by the benefits now that Harpo has a hole in his throat. House is surprised to find himself agreeing with this.
House and Shooter McGavin spend some quality time in the ICU. It's nighttime, so Shooter asks House whether he wants a bedtime story. House doesn't like it when people talk to him at the best of times, so it's no surprise here that he doesn't want to hear anything from Shooter now. Shooter doesn't care about this and continues: his wife went to House with a mysterious illness. In the process of diagnosing and curing her, House found out that Shooter was having an affair, because all married people on this show cheat on their spouses. This ended up having nothing to do with his wife's illness, but House told her about the affair anyway. And then she killed herself. Shooter McGavin throws House all these sad faces when he tells him, as if it's House's fault that his wife is...er, sorry, was the World's Worst Receiver of Bad News. Meanwhile, anyone who managed to pay attention to the pre-credits sequence in the middle of all the action and excitement will remember that Shooter didn't even know who House was and also said that he, not his wife, was House's patient.