El mal ajeno


My name is Maria,

I'm forty years old

and I have Trigeminal Neuralgia.


65 years old,

multiple myeloma.

I'm Carlos,

I'm 38 years old

and what I have is called tromboan...

trombogitis ob...

I can't f***ing pronounce it.

My name is Sara, I'm 28 years old

and I have multiple sclerosis.


24 years old,

I have AIDS with anorexia syndrome

and Cachexia.

I classify everything I do

according to

the pain I feel.

I can't even tell if I like a movie

or not because it depends on...

how much pain I was in

when I saw it.

My wife brings me, takes me home,

cooks my meals,

washes me...

Even worse, she can't stand me

but she'd never leave me

at a time like this.

You're cutting my leg off

next month.

Over my f***ing dead body.

That's right.

Kill me first.

I won't be a f***ing cripple.

Sometimes I have trouble moving...

My boyfriend doesn't know I'm sick.

I don't want him to.

Because I'm 10 weeks pregnant.

Where are you going?

I have a business trip.

- Did I wake you?

- What about Mom?

At the hospital.

- Night shift.

- Does she know you're going?

Your eyes are red.

Have you been smoking?

I should. That way tomorrow

I won't remember anything.

Andrea Mankoski's pain scale

goes from one to ten.

One is the total absence of pain

and ten is unbearable pain,

the most pain you can imagine.

Please tell me where on the scale

you would situate your pain.






What scares me is being alone.

I don't want to die alone.

What about the pain I feel in here?

Where does that fit on your scale?


We're almost there.

Hold on, my love...

Please, hold on...


Please, I need help.

- How far is she along?

- Seven months.

- Slowly, careful.

- Watch her head.

- What happened?

- She took a lot of pills.

What kind of pills?

I don't know.

Painkillers, I think.

- Benzos and barbiturates.

- Get her to Cardiac.

- What's her name?

- Please.

- Don't let her die.

- What's her name?

- Sara.

- And yours?

- Mine? Armand.

- Armand.

We'll let you know as soon as

we know something. Please, wait here.

How is she?

Her heart stopped

but we managed to stabilize her.

How long did it stop for?

Two minutes here,

outside we don't know.

What did she take?

- Barbiturates and benzos.

- You must have really cheered her up.

At least the fetus is still alive.

When did they diagnose her

with sclerosis?

10 months ago.

Why did you permit a pregnancy?

How could I stop her?

I advised against it.

Terminally ill patients never listen.

Why should they?

The fetus' heart

has a defect in the partition.

It was fine a month ago.

Her companion is waiting outside.

His name is Armand.

Are you with Sara Moncada?

- Yes.

- Sit down.

How is she?

I'm Diego Sanz, with the pain unit.

I was treating her.

Is she okay?

Sara's heart had already stopped

when she got here.

We managed to stabilize her, but...

She's gone into a deep coma.

I'm sorry.

And the baby?

We've discovered a heart deformity.

He has only one ventricle.

That complicates things.

But will he live?

It depends on the mother.

If she holds on until the baby matures,

she can give birth.

But its chances of survival

are not very high.

There's no way to know

what will happen.

You gave them to her.

You gave her the painkillers!

I didn't give her anything.

Those painkillers are easy to find.

Let go of me!

She promised me she wouldn't.

We're taking her up

to Intensive Care.

You can see her later if you want.

Where were you going last night?

Ainhoa told you?

How often do you do it?

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