FQ: Jerry…Jerry move out the way! Ivy back in your seat! Maris, please put away the make up. Ivy looks…fine, compared to a jungle animal. (I crack up laughing)
IV: And you a sea urchin (she laughs)
FQ: Don't get fired. Anyway people. Sorry for the delay. I didn't find my disk, but I figured it was time to move on and do chapter 13. Don't think of it as lazy writer, but as a season premier. On with the show Jerry.
Andy rushed to ER. Lu was already working on Dana. There was a cut above her head with blood slightly dispersing out of it. A nurse quickly cleaned the cut and placed gauze on it. "Lu explain,"
"She collapsed while on the elevator. Right now she's conscience, but she in and out." Lu checked Dana's IV. Andy walked over to Dana and saw that she was mumbling something.
"Dana, this is Andy. What happened?" She placed her ear close to Dana's mouth, but couldn't make out what she was saying.
"She seems to have suffered a stroke to me Andy. Her left arm isn't responding. Watch," She pinched Dana's arm, but nothing happened. She didn't pull away or wince and that was a bad sign. Andy placed her stethoscope to Dana's heart. It wasn't as strong as it should've been, but she was going to be okay for the mean time.
"She's stable right now. Get some test ran off on her right away."
"I can't thank you enough Dr. Campbell for saving my life." Kasha was sitting in Andy's office with George. They were holding hands. "After that crazy woman Rachel shot me, I thought no one would ever know who tried to kill me."
"I would have sweetheart." George kissed her cheek. "We're hoping to find her and get her arrested. She's nowhere to be found. I might sound a little extreme when I say this, but watch out for her Dr. Campbell. She is literally crazy."
"I have notice that she's shown signs of depression." Andy pulled a strand of her hair out of her face. "I suggest you two do the same and be careful. Kasha your wounds are progressively healing and to make sure they fade you have to use your antibiotics as written on your prescription."
"I will Dr. Campbell and thank you again for helping me. If it wasn't for you…and my physical therapist, I wouldn't be able to continue my fashion and model career." All three stood up and Andy walked them both to the entrance of her office door.
"You take care. Dr. Campbell." George kissed the back of Andy's hand. As the couple was leaving, Lu and Milo walked up at the same time.
In unison they said, "You have a minute,"
"Wait. Repeat yourself again." Andy sat at her desk while Lu explained her visit. Lu repeated herself.
"I was wondering if you could host the "Fight for what is right" festivity for me. Dr. Jackson says that with the money raised he is willing to raise our budget this year."
"Why can't you do it?" Andy batted her eyes at Lu.
"I would, but I can't do it the only night he's agreeable to do it. I have to take Mark to Chicago to check out some colleges. Trust me I would be in all for it. My patient's needs this."
"Delgado, I'm not cut out for this kind of thing. Lana is the perfect candidate for hosting anything. I strictly would rather perform three bypass surgeries in one day than stand in front of a crowd and make a fool of myself."
"You think I didn't ask her. She has prior engagement. Please Andy, ya got to help me out."
"Lu," Andy placed her face in her hands for a millisecond and then under her chin. "I have a full plate right now. I don't want to be coached into doing something I know I'm uncomfortable in doing. I would more than love to help you out, but if you personally weren't comfortable with any task I would ask of you, I would simply discard my request."
"Fine, I won't mention all the times I filled in for you at the last minute."
"Delgado, I've filled in for you equally, even at the last minute."
"Yes," she stretched the word yes. "But, I have to come through for them."
Andy sighed, "When is this festivity?"
"Two weeks from today." Andy looked at her calendar.
"What do I literally have to do? Do I have to talk constantly on a microphone or tell silly jokes or something?"
"Just be yourself."
"I didn't go through twelve years of college to become a host or a comedian. How long is the event?"
"Great I have to humiliate myself for six hours." Lu got excited when she made that comment.
"Andy you will not regret this. You'll being doing a good cause."
"I haven't officially said yes."
"But you will, so I don't have anything to worry about." She got up out of her chair. "I have to go, chow."
Andy shook her head as she watched Lu amble out of the door. "I don't know if I can do this."
"You'd do fine." Milo encouraged her.
"Yeah right, so what did you want honey?"
"I have this little business trip next week and was wondering if you would like to join me. I could really use a companion."
"Next week, I don't know. I have five scheduled surgeries and tons of check ups." She searched through her calendar. "I'm so full next week and because of Lu the week after that."
"Well just take your time to think about it. If you want you could have Delgado to take over for you."
"Wouldn't work this time? I have to do surgeries Delgado hasn't even touched."
"Understandable," He stood up and gave a grim face.
"Milo, don't be mad, you know I would want to make that trip with you more than anything," She stopped herself. Her conversation was sounding to close to the one she had with Lu. She changed it up a little. "If I can reschedule some time for you, I will, but like I said…" Milo walked over to her and took her hand.
"I understand." He kissed the back of her hand. "Don't forget I'm a doctor too." She smiled and was happy that he understood her demanding schedule.
"See this is what I absolutely love about you. I'm going to find sometime for you this week to make it up to you." She he brought his face closer to hers and she smoothly wrapped her arms around his neck. "I'm really going to try to have more time for you." Just then her intercom came on. It was Lana, "Dr. Campbell, Dana is requesting to see you."
Andy sighed and dropped her arms from his neck. "I'm sorry Milo…I can't catch a break. How about the first sign of freedom, we go to see a movie or go bowling or do something exciting."
"Looking forward to it,"
Andy lightly knocked on the Dana's door. She was sitting up reading the newspaper. "You must be doing awfully well. You're up and ready."
Dana didn't bother to look up. "I'm fairly well doctor."
"Your results haven't come in, but as soon as they do I will bring them to you." Dana didn't say much to that comment. Andy cleared her throat and sat on the end of her bed. "Lana says you called for me?"
She laid the magazine on the bed. "Yes, I did." She gave a deep breath. "Listen I appreciate the help from you and Lu, but I really need to be going home to my kids."
"Dana, you're really in no condition to go home. If this had happed to you on the plane, you might not have been so fortunate."
"Andy I am a doctor too. I know how to take care of myself."
"But Dana, think about it. You also know that if you're lying in a pool of blood on the floor, you're not going to be able treat yourself. Nobody can. Being a doctor doesn't subject us from getting ill or dying. If you leave with out us getting your results and the results turn out to be fatal or worse, you could be in danger."
"Andy waiting on results can sometime take days or weeks. If you can ensure me that they will be ready today or tomorrow I might consider it."
"Dana I can't ensure it. I checked the lab three times and they said it might not be ready till a week. The labs are booked like crazy."
"A week? Oh I can't wait that long. I have to get home."
"Dana, listen to me. You say you're a doctor. Well, now you're a patient. My patient. You have dealt with tons of cases where the patient would refuse to listen to your warnings or requests. Now you're going to do just that. Don't be hypocritical." Andy stood off her bed and brushed off her lab coat. "Now if there isn't anything else I can do for you, I have a few scheduled appointments in ten minutes." Dana shook her head and went back to reading her magazine.
"Look, I don't have all the answers okay. Man," Lana hung up the phone. "Gosh, people think I have all the answers." Andy passed by with her chart.
"What's got you so upset Lana?" Andy stopped by her Lana's desk.
"Mrs. Johnson, Lu's crystal meth patient has a really bad constipation, on top of being pregnant, she has diarrhea."
"Lana, I know you're not a doctor, but even you can tell her what to do about constipation and diarrhea. You've worked in the clinic for quite sometime."
"That's not what I don't have the answer to. She called me to ask which color she should dye her hair for a party she's going to be attending. I told her leave her hair like it is and then she goes on about how she wants to be different and go with some unusual color no one has ever seen. Jeez, I tell you everyone finds out I'm going to school for psychology and they think they can use me for anything." Andy laughs. "I'm serious Dr. Campbell. I have been getting all kinds of calls. I'm afraid to pick up the phone, hoping to get some nut asking me what clothes they should pick out for their funeral."
"Someone actually called you about that." Lana nodded. Andy snickered. "You are wise Lana, you are wise."
"I'm going on my break. Is there anything you need?"
"No," Andy was about to head to her office and turned back around. "Hawkins, could I ask you something?"
"Don't have to ask,"
"Did Lu ask you to do some kind of festivity for her?"
"Yes, but I have some plans made. Why?"
"Well, she has asked me to do it and I would more than love to do it for her, but I…I…I'm no good at hosting parties or Djing for that matter."
"You agreed to it."
"Well not really. I told her I would think about it, but she insists on me doing it."
"I don't know what to say Dr. Campbell. Look if you can't do it, tell Lu. She'll understand." Andy nodded.