Foreman and Taub explain to Abbey that she has two different cancers, and the lung cancer is making her body create antibodies that are actually "treating" the skin cancer, thus explaining her lack of symptoms and why her blood helped her baby. Taub says they found the lung cancer early enough to treat it (and, apparently, early enough that it didn't spread to the baby like that skin cancer did), so she should be fine after a round of chemo and surgery. As for the baby, who we now know is named Kayla, she'll need chemo for the skin cancer. They won't be able to give her any more of Abbey's blood because once the lung cancer tumor is cut out, her immune system will no longer create the antibodies that fought the skin cancer.
Abbey asks if she can just wait to have the surgery after Kayla is better. Foreman says it would take eight or nine days for Abbey's blood to shrink the liver tumors that the skin cancer somehow created, and it's best not to wait that long because of the risk of the cancer spreading or clots forming in her cancer-thickened blood. If her blood is dangerously thick enough to make clots, why didn't they notice that when they tested her blood for everything under the sun? And why is it a good idea to keep pumping that blood into Kayla? Abbey says she'd rather risk herself than give her newborn chemo. Yeah, because I'm sure Kayla's development hasn't already been stunted by all the other health stuff she's gone through.
Justine pipes up to say to hell with Kayla; she doesn't want anything to happen to her mother. "I want what's best for my daughter," Abbey says. "I'm your daughter, too," Justine says. Ugh, are we back to that again? "She's a baby. You're an adult," Abbey points out. Justine says that doesn't mean she doesn't "need" her mother anymore. Well, it kind of does. I mean, you always need your mother. But not as much as a newborn baby does. "You never did. 'Cause I wasn't there for you," Abbey says, throwing Justine's earlier words back in her face. Good. "You turned out great," Abbey shrugs. Justine says Abbey has no idea whether or not she's great because she doesn't know her "at all." Neither do I, and, like Abbey, I don't care. "I'm not gonna let you martyr yourself for a two-day-old infant just because you feel guilty because you weren't around for me," Justine says. Hey, Justine? It's not about you. Abbey is doing this because she cares more about her daughter's life than her own, not because she cares more about Kayla's life than yours. Plus, it's only nine days.