First, Do No Harm - October, Chapters 20 - 29 Summary & Analysis

Lisa Belkin
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October begins with Patrick as well. Javier faces Patrick with the fact of his clogged line. Patrick must choose between surgery and more IVs. Patrick opts for the IVs. Patrick is afraid of further surgery; while he dislikes the IVs, he thinks surgery is worse. The process of finding veins though takes hours and is emotional torture for Patrick's caregivers. They often test his line to see if it is clearing, but it is not.

We meet Claire Sparks in Chapter 21, setting up her unborn child's nursery. Claire's husband Kenny and she are preparing their trailer for their baby's arrival. In October, Claire is six months pregnant after years of fertility treatment. One October Sunday Claire begins to bleed from her womb and Kenny rushes her to the hospital. When Claire and Kenny reach San Jacinto Methodist hospital, Claire goes into...

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