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"He was doing just fine till he choked on one of those flexible straws."
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'He's not in anything like intensive care. In fact, we're sort of ignoring him.'
Playing Peek A Boo in the ICU.
"When I yell 'CLEAR' that doesn't mean you."
"Actually, I'm still on life support. I just came by to do a feasibility study."
Elderly lady about elderly man: 'We met in ICU. We had a rheumatic encounter.'
'That's the radio, Allison, but I caught the symbolism.'
Hospital - Intensive Billing Unit.
Surgeon enters 'Intensive Care Wing', Priest enters 'Wing and a Prayer'
Burns Unit: 'I won't lie to you Mr. Williams, you're in a critical condition.'
"We even tried pouring red wine down his gullet."
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"Don't be alarmed by all this elaborate equipment, Mrs Dobson - most of it is cardboard boxes with a few pretty stickers."
"It happened at work. The glass ceiling broke."
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'You say he needs 'ventilatory support' - are we talking boxers or Y-fronts?'
'What is it now, Mister Hypochondriac?'
'Perhaps he is. But even hypochondriacs get sick for real.'
Heart Rate, Respiration, Insurance Remaining.
Doping in Cycling.
'Mr. Murdoch... skiing isn't for everyone.'
Later, in the Intensive Care Unit, James suddenly remembered that beer, bravado and Rottweilers don't mix
'You can stop worrying about your husband Mrs.Dellrow...He's going to be fine,now that we have him in a stable condition.'
"But he can't die doctor. Our Savings Bonds haven't matured yet!"