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The Other Side of the Patient Bed: From Pediatrician to Frightened Parent

The Other Side of the Patient Bed: From Pediatrician to Frightened Parent

Source: On the Pulse

Dr. Katie Williams, a pediatrician and urgent carespecialist at Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center, livedevery parent’s worst nightmare when her 1-month-old son turned gravely ill oneSaturday evening in January. Here, Williams shares how her infant escaped thegrip of death — and how she gained a new level of gratitude — thanks to hercolleagues’ expertise in pediatric life support.

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