"Decisions," Part 1 of a six-part series following patients and staff at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital, monitors the cases of three very sick youngsters. Allison, 11, has a brain tumor, and Dr. Stewart Goldman must decide whether to continue chemotherapy. The others have diseased livers. Ten-month-old Christian needs a transplant; the problem is finding a liver. Quantell, 11, has already had one, but his new liver has become, as he puts it, "yucky." His doctors (and his mother) must weigh the risks and benefits of a second transplant. Sherry Stringfield narrates.
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