A 2 year old boy is brought to the emergency department at 2:30 a.m. complaining of throat pain, not drinking, drooling, difficulty swallowing, coughing, nasal congestion, and fever.
A 4 month old male infant is brought to the emergency department by a fire and rescue squad after responding to a 911 call for respiratory distress. He was sucking on a pacifier when his caretakers noticed that he had sucked the pacifier into his mouth.
A 6 day old infant male vomits a large amount of bright red blood at home and is taken to a rural emergency department. The child looks good, but the amount of blood on the baby’s blanket brought in by his mother is very impressive.
This is a 5-month old female who presented to a rural emergency department because of lethargy, fussiness, vomiting, and blood in the stool.
An 18 month old male was brought to a rural emergency department because of pain in his right hip and refusal to walk since yesterday. He was well until he was walking up a wheelchair ramp and somehow fell off the side of it onto his right leg. Since then, his mother noted him to…
This is a large 10-year old male who presents to the acute care clinic with a two week history of right thigh and knee pain. He states that the pain is mainly in his thigh (points to his upper thigh) but radiates down to his knee.
A 7 year old female is brought to the ED with a chief complaint of abdominal pain. She vomited once and feels weak. Emesis occurred about 1 hour after eating saimin (a local soup/noodle dish, also called ramen) from a neighborhood lunch/snack truck (a small mom and pop type business).
This is a 15-year old male with a history of severe chronic lung disease and bronchopulmonary dysplasia since birth. He was premature, and since then has required multiple hospitalizations for acute exacerbations of his chronic lung disease.