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    A two-year-old is admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of asthma and respiratory distress syndrome. The father of the infant reports to the nurse that he has observed slight tremors and behavioral changes in his child over the past three days. The attending physician orders routine ABGs following an assessment of the ABCs. The ABG results are:

    The results from the ABGs come back from the laboratory and show:

      pH = 7.36
      Pa C02 = 69 mmHg
      HC03 = 36 mEq/L

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