The life threatening condition for which the mother felt he needed to be in the ER for at this time? A nosebleed that had happened 4 hours prior to arrival and lasted about 20 minutes. The bleeding had stopped and the kid had gone to bed, but she was "concerned" and "wanted to get it checked out". And yes, in case you were wondering, his hands were also caked in Cheeto dust. Of course.
Unrelated: I'm studying for the GRE right now, so posts will be short, sweet, and possibly infrequent. In the meantime, I suggest you read the yahoo! answers questions about reproduction if you're having withdrawals from the tales of foolishness.