Vital Signs: A Deadly Cry

By Robert Marion|Friday, December 1, 1995
Even before I laid eyes on Daryn Jordan, I knew something was very wrong. That was five years ago, when Al Reynolds, a pediatric neurologist, called me after admitting the seven-month-old to our hospital. The kid was doing fine until a month ago, Al had said. His parents say he smiled, rolled over, sat up, and babbled. But now he’s lost all those skills. When I first saw him, he was listless, cranky, and as floppy as a dishrag. Even when he is propped up, he ...

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