REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Monday Mourning” (2×17)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Monday Mourning” (2×17)

Chicago Meds “Monday Mourning” is absolutely the most unforgettable episode of the season as it starts off with Dr. Jason Wheeler who’s calmly walking through the hospital and greeting everyone in the hallway. There’s something strange about him that will surely surprise you.

Meanwhile, an eight-year-old boy named Dustin Banks is rushed to ED after falling through the ice into the river. Jim Kessler, the man who saved the boy suffers from heart attack after the incident.

On the other hand, a teenage boy named Kevin Roth is admitted to hospital after he slipped at home. You’ll be amazed at how his body makes symptoms that can’t be explained by medical evaluation (e.g MRI, CT scan). Tate and Nurse April’s relationship is now on the rocks because of what happened to their baby. Will it be saved or not?

Everyone is mourning and blaming themselves about the incident that you shouldn’t miss in this episode.


  • Dr. Jason Wheeler,an emergency medicine resident who had a drinking problem. You’ll be surprised about what he did in this episode.

REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★  (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.) 


  1. One-handed versus Two-handed CPR. When Dustin Banks is rushed to hospital after drowning in a river, ED staff tries to revive him by doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It is right when Noah Sexton uses only one hand for compressions. In real life, if you’re doing a CPR to children (1 to 8 years old), you have to place one hand on the breastbone unlike in adult patients, it’s a two-handed compressions.
  2. “Conversion disorder is a physical manifestation of a psychological desire.” When Kevin Roth suddenly suffers from left-sided paralysis, doctors thought he had a stroke. When MRI reveals no abnormalities, Dr. Charles begins to evaluate him. He’s right when he says that Kevin Roth is having conversion disorder which his subconscious mind decides that having a serious condition like paralysis might be a good way to accomplish his psychological desire. In reality, this disorder is a medical condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system symptoms that can’t be explained by medical evaluation. These symptoms are thought to be an attempt to resolve the conflict the person feels inside
  3. “TPA could cause a massive hemorrhage.” Dr. Halstead is correct when he says that TPA can cause bleeding to patients. In fact, TPA is a tissue plasminogen activator is the only FDA-approved treatment for ischemic stroke. This is a protein is responsible for clot breakdown and its adverse effect is excessive bleeding.


  1. Nothing’s wrong with the episode.

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