As Henry coughs up blood, Owen assures Teddy that they will take care of her husband. Henry is bleeding in his lungs and trachea thanks to a new tumor. Taking the thing out with a laser is the best option, but Richard's never done it that way. Teddy thinks they should consider a new surgeon. More on that in a moment.
Callie informs a spinal fusion patient named Laura that she needs to take things slow during her recovery. That's not easy when you're a mom to an active young boy. Laura is heading home with her family when something goes wrong with her heart. Teddy needs to operate. She doesn't want to leave Henry, but Laura will surely die if she doesn't step in.
Teddy wants Cristina to do the laser tumor removal on Henry. Everyone thinks it'll be too much pressure on her, so they decide to drape the patient's face to conceal his identity. Owen reluctantly agrees as he convinces his somewhat cavalier and completely oblivious wife into doing the surgery.