On the T.V. show House...?

I have heard that House has or had a wife, and that she refused treatment for his leg hurt in a motorcycle accident. What happened to her, and did she refuse treatment and his leg was bummed as a result?

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  • Hamish
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    About ten years before the series began, House entered into a relationship with Stacy Warner (Sela Ward), a constitutional lawyer, after she shot him during a "Lawyers vs. Doctors" paintball match. Five years later, during a game of golf, he suffered an infarction in his right leg, which went misdiagnosed for three days due to doctors' concerns that he was exhibiting drug-seeking behavior (House eventually diagnosed the infarction himself). An aneurysm in his thigh had clotted, leading to an infarction and causing his quadriceps muscle to become necrotic. House had the dead muscle bypassed in order to restore circulation to the remainder of his leg, risking organ failure and cardiac arrest. He was willing to endure excruciating post-operative pain to retain the use of his leg. After House was put into a chemically induced coma to sleep through the worst of the pain, Stacy, House's medical proxy, acted against his wishes and authorized a safer surgical middle-ground procedure between amputation and a bypass by removing just the dead muscle. This resulted in the partial loss of use in his leg, and left House with a lesser, but still serious, level of pain for the rest of his life. House could not forgive Stacy for making the decision, so he left her. House now suffers chronic pain in his leg, uses a cane to aid his walking, and takes Vicodin (hydrocodone) frequently to relieve his pain.

    When Stacy makes her first appearance in the series, she is married to a high school guidance counselor named Mark Warner. Although House and Stacy grow closer together and reunite briefly during the second season, House tells Stacy to go back to her husband, which devastates her.

  • Rose D
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    House was never married, nor was his leg injured in a motorcycle accident. This is all covered in the first season episode "Three Stories".

    While golfing, House suffered an infarction. He went to the ER at PPTH and was misdiagnosed because the doctor thought he was a junkie looking for a fix. He later diagnosed himself but it was too late - the muscle had already died. The doctors, Cuddy included, recommended that his leg be amputated. House refused. His fiance Stacy (not his wife, only his fiance) was a lawyer and he gave her his medical proxy. The hospital put him into a medically induced coma to manage the pain, and while he was comatose Stacy agreed to allow the doctors to remove the dead muscle tissue. This left him with a permanent limp and in constant pain, and he never forgave Stacy. They broke off the engagement and she married another man.

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  • 1 decade ago

    His past wife was stacey, she isnt in any episodes past season 3 she thought that the alternate treatment would help but it did not. He had experienced muscle death is why he has a bum leg.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This is from the FAQs on imdb.

    He had an infarction in his right thigh.

    Similar to a clot that causes a stroke if it is in the brain, a heart attack if it is in the heart and an embolism if it is in the lung, an infarction in his leg blocked the flow of blood. House explains this in the "Pilot."

    It is further explained in "Three Stories" that his condition went misdiagnosed for three days causing severe nerve damage and muscle death. They wanted to amputate his leg but he opposed it. The surgery that tried to restore blood circulation and removal of dead muscle tissue left his leg permanently impaired and in chronic pain.

    Source(s): I wondered the same thing, lol.
  • 1 decade ago

    He was married and she worked in the hospital for a while as a lawyer for the hospital. She remarried another man who ended up disabled. They hooked up once before House sent her back to her current husband.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it was Dr. Cuddy that you're referring to. They were never married. I think he had a blood clot in his thigh and then he got shot in the leg too.

  • 1 decade ago

    He was married to a lawyer. She was the same actress who played the mom, i believe, in the O.C.

  • 1 decade ago

    he was married to this girl stacey she did appear for awhile she was some kind of lawyer for the hospital but when she appeared she was remarried

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