106.20 SYNOPSIS: Grace questions Saanvi’s decision for her son when he starts to have a seizure. She demands antibiotics for her son, but Saanvi reveals that they won’t work because the seizure was caused by a viral infection. —>
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GRACE: I don’t suppose you know where my husband is?
SAANVI: Um, sorry, I don’t.
SAANVI: I honestly don’t know what to think. On the one hand, my medical training tells me that there has to be an explanation for all of this. But then on the other, we know that the human body is it’s capable of far more than we can currently comprehend.
GRACE: So you think we shouldn’t give him the antibiotics?
SAANVI: I just know that we fought like hell to get him into the trial, and it would be a shame to derail that if antibiotics aren’t the answer. I mean, there’s so much here we’re only beginning to understand.
The land of “what if”
SAANVI: Mm-hmm, yeah.
SAANVI: I can only imagine how overwhelming all of this must be.
GRACE: What’s happening?
DR. WILLIAMS: What can we do?
DR. WILLIAMS: Get me another line. I need to push some fluids.
Cal makes a terrible noise.
GRACE: Something’s wrong.
DR. WILLIAMS: Help me get him on his side.
Scene shifts to Marko Valeriev who is shaking violently while being hooked up to a machine.
SCIENTIST: Charge level?
CLINICIAN: 70%, and he’s already seizing. Any more could kill him.
SCIENTIST: Reduce by 5%. If he spikes, abort.
Back in Cal’s hospital room…
GRACE: What is happening?
DR. WILLIAMS: He’s having a febrile seizure.
GRACE: Give him the medicine.
GRACE: Give him the antibiotics, now.
GRACE: I’m done with you.
SAANVI: Grace, listen to me. Antibiotics aren’t going to help him, and even if, by some miracle, they do, I can tell you 100%. Cardoso is gonna kick Cal out of the study for deviating from the control group. His treatment will end. His cancer will come back.