This case involves a 12 year old male with a history of asthma. He had a physical exam, and was diagnosed with a sore throat and given antibiotics. A few days later, the patient developed a cough as well as a slight fever. The patient then presented to a pediatrician with complaints of pain on breathing. At this point, the physician gave him a prescription for nebulizer treatment to be administered several times a day. A few days later, the patient again went back to pediatrics, where he was again dismissed. A few days after this visit, the patient presented to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with pneumonia in the left lung middle lobe. The doctor did not change his medication at that time and he was again discharged. He was taken back to hospital again after several days, where he was prescribed steroids and painkillers and was released home. A few days later, the patient was complaining of pain in his back. The patient’s mother called an ambulance, and he was taken to the hospital, where he was started on an IV and blood was drawn. His blood pressure and cardiac rate were low, and it was soon discovered he was in septic shock and had had a prolonged infection. His heart rate dropped significantly, at which point CPR was initiated. After attempting to resuscitate him, the patient was pronounced dead. It was determined that the patient suffered from acute viral pneumonia.