Tuesday, September 23, 2008


"so...how can we tell when a very young infant has meningitis if the classical signs present late and the early symptoms are so vague?"

"they usually look toxic. that's pretty much the main warning sign."

i had no idea what "toxic-looking" meant until i saw those two babies last night. one was flushed, lying still and shook once in a while. the other had such a weak cry that it broke my heart to hear it, and he was stiff when examined.

i'll remember what meningitis looks like now. it's hard to forget something like that.

lishun at 7:04 AM