Synopsis by Hal Erickson
House (Hugh Laurie) takes a personal interest in 6-year-old patient Ian (MacKenzie Astin), whose kidneys and pituitary gland are rapidly failing. The exact same symptoms occurred to a 73-year-woman who'd been House's patient a dozen years ago--and who had died less than a day after she was admitted to the hospital. Unwilling to make the same mistakes twice, House is bound and determined to succeed with Ian where he had failed with his previous patient. Meanwhile, the boy's regular doctor Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) is drinking and laughing the night away at a benefit poker tournament for the clinic's oncology department--and House intends to keep her thus occupied until he can figure out a solution to Ian's plight all by himself!