What do you want to do when you grow up?

Recently, I asked one of my 3-year-old patients. “Jamie, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A pig, I wanna be a pig”, she said smiling¬†broadly, and very proudly. “Huh? A what?” I queried. Her mum who had burst into laughter...

Cooperation vs. Conflict

Last week, on pediatric emergency medicine, I remember fondly my 20-month old patient with an upper respiratory infection. Even though his mother had brought him to the ER to get help for him, he wouldn’t cooperate with me to allow me to examine¬†him and give him...
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