A 3-year-old boy presents to the emergency department with fever of 40°C, sore throat, dysphagia, and dysphonia. He is dyspneic, sitting upright, and using accessory muscles to breath. His mother reports that he ate a full breakfast approximately 4 hours ago. Which of the following statements is MOST correct regarding induction of anesthesia in this patient?


A) A larger than normal endotracheal tube should be used to facilitate suctioning of thick secretions
B) The patient should be intubated immediately in the emergency department
C) Laryngoscopy should only occur with the patient in a deep plane of anesthesia
D) Use of a LMA will reduce the risk of laryngospasm in this patient population