You Move Over To The Ventilator

Looking up, it is too far out of reach and you don’t even bother jumping.

Your eyes search the smooth walls for a foothold but find none.

The man’s coughing becomes more strained. You glance back and notice him holding his bloodied stomach.

Do you…

…ignore him and pull the table across and use it as a step into the duct?
…go to him and assure him everything will be OK?
…regale him with some Bruno Mars to brighten his mood?