Dr Annabel Smith is a paediatric advanced trainee based in New South Wales, with interests in public health and doctor's wellbeing. In her spare time she loves a good cryptic crossword, and is trying hard to develop a green thumb - with very mixed success to date!

Don’t worry, B happy

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Cite this article as: Smith, A. Don’t worry, B happy, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9676 A male baby, age 7 days, presented to the Emergency Department with an 11 hour history of reduced feeding. He was afebrile but had a petechial rash, lethargy and poor perfusion. He was born by uncomplicated, term…

Parechovirus

Cite this article as: Smith, A. Parechovirus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8851 A 2 week old baby, Isabelle, is rushed into the emergency department by her frantic parents. She is tachycardic to 220bpm, febrile to 39.5°C, with a widespread, blanching red rash. She is screaming and looks very unwell. She is rushed…

Making sense of death in paediatrics

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Cite this article as: Smith, A. Making sense of death in paediatrics, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8834 Per unitatem vis – ‘Through unity, strength”… A patient died in our unit last week. A child. His parents were two of the loveliest, bravest souls I’ve ever encountered. I looked after him on a series…