Eventually a doctor comes to see Sadie and Andy about Miles.
Sadie is still really worried that she’s the cause of what happened to him.
Doctor: Excuse me, are you Mr. Miller?
on the safe side
Andy: Yes, that’s me. Andrew Miller, doctor. Is Miles alright?
Doctor: For now yes. Mr. Parker has experienced a mild attack of
angina pectoris. It’s a sort of spasm in the heart caused
by an insufficient level of oxygen rich blood. His heart
was already in a weakened condition, and he tells me that
he had left his apartment to go visit this young lady here -
Sadie: Yes, that‘s right, doctor… I’m Sadie…Sadie Jackson.
Doctor: Well, it seems from what he told me, Mr. Parker was worried
about you for some reason and left his apartment to come to
yours, and the emotional and physical stress of the whole
thing must have weakened him enough to bring on the attack.
Sadie: I knew it was my fault…I knew it!…
Andy: Sadie, now don’t do this again, we talked about this. Miles
is a sick man…you can’t blame yourself for this.
Doctor: I have to say, Mr. Miller, is right, Ms…Jackson, was it?
Doctor: Anyway, any little bit of activity could have brought this
on. Mr.Parker was supposed to stay in his apartment and rest
for two weeks, after which he was to come back to the hospital
for further examination. You see, we’re worried about his
causing further deterioration of his heart muscle. Mr. Parker
has never had a full-blown heart attack, but the one he
suffered the other day was comparatively worse than the one
three years back. We want to avoid an angioplasty, er, bypass
surgery, if we can, but we need Mr.Parker to co-operate. He
needs to rest. Now, we’re going to keep him overnight, just
to be on the safe side. If his condition seems stable, we
will discharge him tomorrow morning around 11am. Would you be
able to pick him up at that time, Mr. Miller?
Andy: Yeah. No problem.
Doctor: Okay, great. Also, Mr. Parker has asked to see both of you.
I must tell you though he is still feeling weak from the
attack, so I will let you see him, but one at a time, for
five minutes each. Okay?
Doctor: Right. Follow me, please.