A. A 3-month-old male infant is brought to the emergency department after he reportedly stopped breathing at home. His mother states that he suddenly began gasping and choking and then became limp and lost color. When EMS personnel arrived, the infant was alert and in no apparent distress.
B. A 3-year-old boy with a history of snoring and chronic congestion is rushed to the emergency department in the middle of the night after he reportedly stopped breathing at home. He has a cold, but no fever, and was asleep at the time of the episode. Now he is awake, but sleepy. His color is good, but he is congested and mouth breathing.
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