House: [He says through the door without opening it] Unless you've got vicodin, go away.
Cameron: House, it's me. I err...
[He opens the door looking very pale and with red swollen eyes. The detoxing is definitely going very badly]
Cameron: Oh god. I don't have--
House: No pills, no eggnog.
Cameron: [notices House's arm through the gap in the door where he's poked his head out to talk to her] What happened to your arm?
House: Cut myself. [His left forearm is wrapped thickly in a bandage and one side is obviously still bleeding under it, Cameron walks right in and House shuts the door behind her]
Cameron: Wilson was wrong about lymphoma, kid's not losing any weight, no night sweats.
House: Cuddy send you?
Cameron: No. She doesn't trust me not to give you pills.
House: She right?
Cameron: House, these cuts are straight in a row. You did this on purpose.
House: Cutting releases endorphins, endorphins relieve pain. Can you get me some pills?
House: Well then you can leave.
Cameron: No constitutional symptoms means--
House: Soon as the kid gets cured, Cuddy's got no pressure to fold.
Cameron: You really think she's going to fold?
House: Autoimmune fits better than cancer but lupus floods kidneys, usually attacks them first. Kidneys are fine, right?
Cameron: Yeah. House, take the deal. You can survive without vicodin. After you were shot you stayed clean for months.
House: Yeah, only it had something to do with the absence of pain. [She's about to put a bandage on] No leave that, I want to be able to pour alcohol on it so I can distract myself.
Cameron: Then you can rip off the bandage. [She proceeds to bandage the cut up]
House: Kid been sick lately?
Cameron: Got a history of ear infections.
House: You see Abigail's immune system is like a shy guy in a bar. The ear infections - they come in, they try to coax him to... [he sighs in frustration] to hell with the metaphor. You get the point right?
Cameron: Nerd gets drunk, thrashes the bar. One of the autoimmunes triggered by a minor infection.
House: Factor in her age, elevated sed rate, anaemia... it's Still's disease. Start her on prednisone, methotrexates, cyclosporin.
Cameron: House, stop this. Please.
Merry Little Christmas, S3