"Are you sure?" you say. "Doesn't aspirin send some people into shock?"
He reads on. "You are right. Some people, if they take two aspirin,
they will die of anaphylactic shock. But not her. You see, she never
takes the aspirin. Never in her life. And if you have never had it before,
you cannot have an allergic reaction. You never had a chance to become
allergic to it, you see."
"Then what is the aspirin doing here? And are you sure it's aspirin?"
He breaks a tablet, tastes it, hands the other half to you. You taste
it: "Simple aspirin," you agree. "She keeps it here for me," he explains.
"Also," he says, "she has never had the epinephrine. So that is not
it." He ponders for a moment. "It was something else that gave her the
allergic reaction. But what?"
What do you tell Jorge?