That's when my attending told me about the sick baby test: you walk into the room and look at hte baby: is she sick or not sick?
It's a good screening test, she told me, because unlike adults, when kids are well they're running around, poking at things, trying to get your attention. They're pooping and peeing and asking someone to give them food. So if a kid isn't doing all these things that a kid does, they're probably sick. If they are doing all these things, they're probably okay.
the sick baby test, I like it. it's going to be awesome to know that for my next rotation, peds.
(PS: the 1 year old in room 22: not sick)
"some days even my lucky rocketship underpants won't help"
- Calvin (from Bill Waterson's Calvin and Hobbes)
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