Male doctor with young male toddler

A day as a paediatrician

Today your clinic is really busy and the first few patients are ones who come regularly because of a long term illness.

The first is a child with cerebral palsy, who you see regularly for check-ups. Today she is having trouble swallowing, and after examining her throat, you assure her and her mother that the trouble is nothing more than a mild infection.

Next, you see a child with arthritis. You're pleased to discover his condition has improved greatly since his last visit, as he's been following the exercises you recommended. You really enjoy working with children of all ages as, so often, they continue to be happy and care free even when very unwell.