I remember it vividly — my body was aching, my eyes were heavy. I was extremely thirsty, and overall felt miserable. My mom noticed I was not my normal self and took me to the doctor. She drew a blood sample, and within minutes, everything changed forever.
Trauma is the number one cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adolescents under the age of 21 years. With summer in full swing and more opportunities to play outside, we must remember that accidents occasionally occur.