"The patient's completely unresponsive. She looks awake, but I've got the translator phone pressed up to her ear and she's not following any of my commands."
"So you think she's had a stroke?"
"I had the translator tell her to move her left arm-- nothing. Right arm-- nothing. Tell me her name-- nothing. Blink her eyes-- nothing. She doesn't even seem to be reacting to the words."
"So you want to get a neuro consult?"
"I think we have to. I already called up there. I'm just trying to decide if it makes sense to keep the translator on the line and keep trying, or just give it a rest until later. I'm not sure how easy it is to get a Mandarin translator on the phone after business hours."
"She speaks Cantonese."
"Yeah, she doesn't speak Mandarin."
"So maybe that's why she isn't responding to commands?"
"I think it might be."
"Oh. Okay then."