A middle aged man is found confused and disoriented. He is wearing a MedicAlert bracelet for diabetes.
His breath has the sweet/chemical odor of acetone (indicative of ketone body production). His body is in metabolic acidosis. Would you expect his respiratory rate to be:
A. Normal(approximately 11 or 12 breaths/min)
B. Elevated (25 breaths/min)
C. Depressed (6 breaths/min)