Pathophysiologic Diagnosis

The parents of a 10-day old infant boy have brought their son for an office visit and are extremely anxious. They report that the delivery was uneventful and he was discharged without incident. He was well, happy, and eating fine until 2 days ago. While he was taking his formula, he suddenly turned a “grayish color’, had difficulty breathing, was unable to continue eating, and took a long time to calm down. Since then, he has not been eating because these same symptoms happen every time he tries to eat. These even occur when he cries.
Present your initial diagnosis and include the pathophysiologic explanation to support it.
Also discuss why this infant was asymptomatic for the first week of life.
Discuss interventions for this infant, including education for his parents.
Expand on the care plans proposed by your colleagues.

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