Baby Chinyere is pale and sleepy…

Please find baby Chinyere at the diagnostic station, she will be wearing a green knit cap.

Baby Chinyere’s mother noticed that Baby Chinyere was having trouble feeding and would sometimes stop breathing for a period of time. She seems pale and sleepy.

What does her examination show?

The nurse examines Baby Chinyere. Her coloring seems pale but not yellow in color. She is breathing and not making any noises while breathing. The nurse takes her temperature, and it is normal. Further examination is needed, so Chinyere’s nurse runs a few blood tests on Baby Chinyere using the glucometer, bilirubinometer, and hemoglobinometer. Her glucose levels are low, and her other results are within normal ranges.

What care is available to her?

Chinyere is given an oral glucose solution. The nurse waits fifteen minutes and rechecks her glucose levels again using the glucometer. The levels are in the normal range. Chinyere will remain under observation, and her glucose levels will be tested every four hours to ensure she maintains an appropriate glucose level.

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