Bad Blood

Why can't this baby hold down her formula?

By Mark Cohen|Sunday, December 01, 2002
Cheryl Taylor, the attending physician at the emergency room, looked up from a chart she was studying. She had called me in to evaluate one of my patients, Casey Morita, a 2-month-old who had arrived looking very dehydrated. "Hi, Mark, thanks for coming in," she said. "As I told you on the phone, I've given her a total of 40 cc's per kilogram of IV fluid. She's looking a little perkier, but her chemistries are really out of whack." When I last saw Casey, just one week ago, she was perfectly...

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