Mom Brings Baby to ER With Mysterious Breathing Trouble

Was it pneumonia, asthma, or something his mother drank?

By Mark Cohen|Sunday, March 28, 2004
The message on the pager caught my attention just as I was about to leave for my Sunday morning rounds at the hospital. I was on call for all the pediatricians in town this weekend and had a busy morning ahead of me. I called right away. A message like that could be anything from a stuffy nose to a severe respiratory problem.“Hello, this is Dr. Cohen. What’s going on with your baby?”“I don’t know. He seems to be breathing funny.” She didn’t sound panicke...

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