Very Serious Doctor: Mr. Embers, is your wife here? We have the result of the-
AJ: No, no. She... she couldn't be here. She didn't want the kids to be here for this...I'll tell her later.
VSD: I understand.
AJ: Give it to me straight, doc. Is he gonna make it?
VSD:I'm afrraid the patient's condition is terminal, Mr. Embers.
AJ: I see.
VSD: It appears to be a gas leak. We could try to fix it, but there are no guarantees, and quite frankly, it wouldn't be worth the cost to save an appliance that's as old as this one.
AJ: You bastard!
VSD: (looks uncomfortable)
AJ: Sorry, doc... it's just... well, we were hoping for better. Is there anything you can do for him?
VSD: I'm going to put more gas in him- the freezy kind that makes the air to be cold. But it will leak again...
AJ: Spare me your medical mumbo-jumbo! Just tell me how long we have!
VSD: Who can say? These cases aren't predictable. It could be 6 months... it could be 2 days... it could be a year. My recommendation is that you all try to enjoy each day as it comes, for as long as you can. And then, when her time comes... buy a new fridge.
AJ: (trying to hold back tears) Thank you, doctor.
VSD: That'll be $63.10
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