House plays with one of those finger skateboards that were cool about a decade ago. Since Hugh Laurie is good at everything, he is able to do tricks with his. He thinks for a while, then stands outside Della's hospital room to glare at her and think some more. Huge wheels up and says he wants House and his team to do "everything" to save Della. Personally insulted and probably frustrated anyway, House sarcastically says that now that Hugo gave them the go-ahead, he'll be sure to do everything. Hugo says he's the one who's supposed to die young, and Della doesn't even get colds. She's always healthy, while he's the "damaged" one. No one ever talks like this, let alone 16-year-old boys, but okay. House accuses Hugo of wasting his time with his own problems instead of letting House focus on making his sister better. Ouch. But it's all okay, because House then picks up on what Hugo just said about his sister "never" getting colds.
House marches in and asks Della when the last time she got a cold or even just cold-like symptoms was. Progessive Flo answers for her that it's been years, but House says what Della actually felt and what she told her parents she felt could be two different things. Indeed, Della weakly answers that she's had aching ears, soreness in her chest, and some congestion, although it wasn't really noticeable until after a skateboarding tournament in Denver last year. Meanwhile, her parents are all "we had no idea! She didn't tell us!" That's not an excuse. My mom can tell by my voice on the phone if I'm hungry, let alone not feeling well or congested. Maybe my mom should be House's new fellow. She can diagnose the extremely obvious that everyone else seems to miss. Della's been feeling like this for a year now and her parents didn't pick up on it at all. Della didn't complain about it to them because her brother has it so much worse. And soon as she starts in with the saintly selflessness, House plops the oxygen mask back on her mouth to shut her up.