The Patient Observer: What Really Happened at the Bedside?


  • Paulina G. (Polly) Perez R.N., B.S.N., A.C.C.E.(R),

    1. Hospital consultant, perinatal nurse, childbirth educator, and public speaker on maternity care issues, and a monitrice in private practice at 11832 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77077.
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  • Bethany M. Hays M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

    1. Obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice, subspecializing in maternal-fetal medicine. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor University College of Medicine and codirector of the Baylor Lactation Clinic.
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ABSTRACT: This article reviews three cases of otherwise clinically normal infants who had low glucose readings via glucose meter at one hour of age. Their diagnosis and treatment is discussed. Parents’narratives as well as case records are included. Psychosocial aspects of the three cases are discussed.