B&B Transcript Monday 10/15/12

The Bold and The Beautiful Transcript Monday 10/15/12


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Eric: (Sighs)

Stephanie: (Sighs) I guess it shouldn't have surprised me, really.

Eric: What, because of the...

Stephanie: (Sighs)

Eric: The tiredness and all the coughing and everything?

Stephanie: No, Ridge leaving Brooke. (Chuckles) After all the years of my trying to get rid of her. When I finally can, it's too late. Oh.

Eric: But you don't know it's that bad.

Stephanie: Eric, the cancer is back. It's spread. We are not going to get a positive prognosis here.

Eric: Don't do that.

Stephanie: (Sighs)

Eric: Don't you give up, you understand? Don't you dare give up.

Bill: That's right, Katie. No matter what problems we're having, no matter what is going on in our lives, we have to put our son's needs first.

Katie: You don't think I'm meeting his needs?

Bill: Well, of course you are. You're his mother. Nobody can do for him what you can. You know what? Dr. Caspary's gonna be here soon. We can talk to her about--

Katie: And then another nurse and then another nurse it--this is just not how I envisioned our first week as parents.

Bill: I know. I know that. Sweetheart, you've gotta remember what Brooke said. We can't let anything get in the way of loving and nurturing our son.

Eric: I love you.

Stephanie: I'm sorry.

Eric: Oh, don't you do that. Don't you start trying to console me.

Stephanie: Well, I don't want any of those weepy looks, ether. (Sighs) It's okay. Dr. Lewis will be back any minute, and then we'll know exactly what we're dealing with, all right?

Eric: Yeah.

Stephanie: (Sighs)

Eric: And your treatment options.

Stephanie: Okay. If it makes you feel better.

Eric: Yeah.

Stephanie: (Sighs)

Dr. Lewis: Oh, I can come back.

Stephanie: No, no, no. Dr. Lewis, no. Please.

Eric: All right, sit down.

Stephanie: (Sighs) Well, you might as well just tell us.

Dr. Lewis: (Sighs) The lung cancer has metastasized to your liver and your bones. A more inclusive scan might show mets elsewhere.

Eric: The brain?

Dr. Lewis: Possibly.

Stephanie: How much time do I have?

Dr. Lewis: Untreated, not much-- a few months.

Eric: But you can slow it. All right, we're gonna start fighting this now, today.

Katie: Childbirth isn't magic, Bill. It's not like I know anything more about being a mother than before I went into the hospital. Sometimes I feel like I know even less.

Bill: Katie, we're-- we're learning on the job.

Katie: Will's learning, too. Yeah, everything we do impacts him. And, we're his whole world, and I-I want his world to be perfect.

Bill: We're giving him something that neither one of us ever had-- a stable home, parents who love each other and will always be there for him.

(Heartbeat thumping)

(Doorbell rings)

Bill: That's the doctor. Hello.

Dr. Caspary: Hello, Katie. How is my luckiest patient today? I know what you're thinking.

(Heartbeat thumping)

Bill: So what's the verdict, Doc?

Dr. Caspary: You and your son are doing just fine. (Sighs)

Bill: You hear that? Will's okay, and so are you.

Dr. Caspary: You know, Katie, it's not unusual to experience a letdown after having a baby, especially after the difficult delivery like yours and recovery from the heart attack and the c-section and now having a baby, an infant at home.

Bill: She hasn't been sleeping or eating enough.

Dr. Caspary: Mm.

Katie: It's probably just hormones.

Dr. Caspary: Have you been getting out, taking walks?

Katie: Maybe if I were sleeping more.

Dr. Caspary: So you're not feeling lethargic? You wouldn't say you're depressed?

Katie: Why would I be depressed? I have every reason to be happy.

Dr. Caspary: Have you been experiencing mood swings, crying for no reason?

Katie: I wouldn't say it's for no reason.

(Heartbeat thumping)

Stephanie: (Whispering) Don't grill Dr. Lewis.

Eric: (Quietly) We need to know what your options are.

Stephanie: I know what they are, Eric. Even with successful treatment, the reoccurrence of lung cancer within a 5-year period-- please, Eric.

Dr. Lewis: Sorry. The lab.

Eric: (Normal voice) More results?

Dr. Lewis: Another case.

Eric: So what's the next step, then-- surgery, bone marrow transplant?

Dr. Lewis: Treatment isn't indicated since there's evidence of malignancy already in the bone. And surgery-- it's out of the question.

Eric: Uh, uh, so what are you gonna do? Uh, chemo, radiation, what? There must be something.

Dr. Lewis: Well, we consider all of those methods-- assess the ratio of benefit to the quality of life.

Stephanie: (Normal voice) Eric, Eric, come on. Sit down for a minute. Let's sit. (Sighs) Dr. Lewis, if you were me, given this diagnosis, what would you do?

Eric: Of course, you'll get treatment, Stephanie. Why would you even question that?

Stephanie: What would I buy, Dr. Lewis-- a few weeks, a month, maybe two?

Dr. Lewis: Possibly.

Stephanie: But it wouldn't keep me alive.

Eric: You can't give up.

Stephanie: I haven't. I haven't. But I have fought a really terrific battle, okay? It's over. You have to accept that. I do not want to be in a hospital, hooked up to machines with chemo and radiation pumping through me.

Eric: But you did it before.

Stephanie: Because Brooke wouldn't allow me to say "No."

Eric: And it worked.

Stephanie: And I'm glad I listened to her, Eric. It bought me two wonderful years, but it's not gonna play out that way now.

Eric: Dr. Lewis, talk to her.

Stephanie: (Sighs)

Eric: There must be something you can say to her.

Dr. Lewis: Mr. Forrester, Eric, I'm a physician. I got into medicine to heal people and make them better. But over the years, I've learned that sometime the most healing thing I can do is let them be. Stephanie, let me know your decision.

Stephanie: Thank you, Dr. Lewis.

Stephanie: (Sighs)

Dr. Caspary: So you have been feeling depressed?

Katie: (Sighs)

Dr. Caspary: (Sighs) You've discussed the situation with your sister? Your husband seems concerned.

Bill: I am concerned. Katie, what's going on with you?

Katie: I'm not sure I can do his. I tell myself that I-I should get up, that there are things I should be doing, for myself and for the baby.

Bill: You're fine with him.

Katie: No, I'm not. I cannot even feed him. My milk still hasn't come in, and he won't latch.

Dr. Caspary: Katie, I told you. Breastfeeding can take a little time.

Katie: But I should be able to do this. I mean, I'm his mother. I-I-I hold him, and--and he just looks at me, and he won't...

Dr. Caspary: A lot of first-time mothers go through this. Remember, you're producing colostrum.

Katie: (Sniffles)

Dr. Caspary: It doesn't matter whether it comes from you or from the bottle, it's what he needs.

Katie: I can't give him what he needs. (Sighs) (Sniffles) I mean, all those things that you were talking about before with stability and--and nurturing and being there for him-- I--I can't do it.

Dr. Caspary: These first few weeks, a lot of new mothers feel overwhelmed. And that--maybe that's all this is. But if these symptoms persist or get worse, we can look into some very safe and effective treatments.

Katie: (Sighs)

Bill: For what?

Dr. Caspary: For postpartum depression.

Katie: (Sighs)

Dr. Caspary: I'm not saying that's what's going on here. But it's good to be aware of. Postpartum goes far beyond having the blues. When your hormones suddenly change like that, it can trigger a deep, clinical depression-- feelings of unworthiness, disappointment, anxiety. Now that's not necessarily what I'm seeing today. It's not my area of expertise. But I think it's something to be aware of.

Bill: We will be, Doc.

Dr. Caspary: Now, physically, you and Will are doing very well, and I'm pleased with your recovery. I'm also so glad to see that you have so much support. There's never anything wrong with asking for help. It's one of the most important skills all new parents should earn. I'll have a lactation consultant contact you.

Bill: Thank you, Doctor.

Dr. Caspary: If you need anything, you just call.

(Heartbeat thumping)

Eric: (Sighs)

Stephanie: I want these next few weeks. I just want to be happy.

Eric: I'm happy when I'm with you, and if getting treatment means we can have a little more time together--

Stephanie: Eric, you'd just end up sitting in a hospital room next to an unconscious body.

Eric: I'd finally get to do all the talking.

Stephanie: (Laughs) You're so silly. (Laughs) (Sobs) (Sighs) (Sighs) (Voice breaking) My mind's made up.

Eric: Maybe you--may- maybe you should call Brooke.

Stephanie: No. I don't want to say anything to nobody, no one.

Eric: (Sighs)

Stephanie: (Sighs)

Eric: (Sighs) All right. The family... the kids are gonna need to be with you.

Stephanie: I know. And I'll need to be with them. (Sighs) Maybe we should go up to Big Bear like we did when they were kids.

Eric: (Sighs)

Stephanie: It'd be so much fun, before we say anything, all right, because once we tell them, then everything will change, you know.

Eric: We could do this together.

Stephanie: (Sighs) I know that's what you want. I understand. I do. But I do not want to be in a hospital room, Honey, please.

Eric: All right. (Sniffles)

Stephanie: Listen to me. I want to be home, okay? To be in the house that we built where we raised our kids. (Chuckles) Where we got married so many times, we had so many wonderful parties...

Eric: Yeah. Yeah.

Stephanie: Celebrations and birthdays and... (Sighs) I just want to walk out in the garden, okay? And when I can't do that, then I want to sit under the big oak tree with you. I want to curl my toes-- I want to... (Sighs) I want to feel the grass under my feet. (Sighs) And then when I can't do that anymore, I...

Eric: (Sighs)

Stephanie: I want you to promise me that you'll open the windows for me every morning so I can listen to the doves, and open them every night so I can smell the jasmine.

Eric: Okay.

Stephanie: I want to cherish every moment that I have till the very last second. Will you help me do that?

Eric: (Sighs)

Stephanie: Please.

Eric: Sure.

Stephanie: Good.

Katie: I'm gonna go check on Will.

Bill: Sweetheart, wai--wait--wait a minute. Tell me what I can do, how I can help you.

Katie: (Sniffles) I want to stop feeling this way. I'm just--I'm so angry.

Bill: At me?

Katie: (Sighs) No, at myself.

Bill: Katie, you--you heard what Dr. Caspary said. These things take time.

Katie: (Sniffles) I'm just so ashamed. I mean, I feel like I'm hurting our child. (Sobs)

Bill: No, Katie, no.

Katie: And we're not bonding.

Bill: Listen to me.

Katie: (Sniffles)

Bill: That little boy was growing inside of you for months. There is nobody that he's bound more tightly to in the world.

Katie: I don't feel it.

Bill: You take care of people. That's who you are. I've seen you in action with your family, at Forrester. There is nothing that you can't handle. You're my fighter.

Katie: I don't know what's wrong with me. I should be so happy.

Bill: Oh, come here. Come here.

Katie: (Sobs)

Bill: It's not your fault.

Katie: (Sighs)

Bill: Dr. Caspary talked about postpartum depression.

Katie: (Sniffles)

Bill: And if that's what it is, we're gonna get you the help that you need. We're gonna get through this, Katie. All these tears are gonna be a distant memory, just like our life before Will. We're gonna get through this, you and I, together.

(Heartbeat thumping)

Katie: (Sniffles)

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