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#1 **SuzieP**

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

Sorry if this is in the wrong section - just after some advice. My hubby's cousins baby died 2 weeks ago. He was 19 months. At this stage they are putting it down to cot death. Apparently the little boy was tired and lethargic at daycare that day, but they thought nothing of it. Put him down for the night. Checked on him after a few hours before they went to bed as he was on his tummy, turned him over and he was not breathing and prounced dead when the ambos got there.

Ive been struggling with this now for weeks as my Jason is 3 months older then him and to think of all the things that this little boy would miss out on. The funeral was last week and Tomy went (I couldnt go because dr wouldnt let me fly). Tomy said it was a beautiful but very emotional service. But at the same time - not something any parent should have to do - bury their own kid. Its not something i would wish upon my worst enemy let alone family.

Just wondering, what are the stats on SIDS in older babies? I thought the greatest risk was when they were little?? Ive had a look at the sids website but doesnt really provide much.


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:09 PM

I'm sorry, I don't know exact stats about SIDS in older babies. But sadly, a family friend lost their daughter to SIDS when she was 2y 4m. It's much rarer when they're older though.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:22 PM

My heart goes out to your hubby's cousin's family sad.gif

I have heard of SIDS occuring in toddlers. It's far less common. One of the mums in my earlier mothers group told us that she was the only surviving child of her parents, who had lost 3 toddlers between 14 months and 2 years to SIDS.



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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

That is so sad. He is the same age as my son.

I have no idea about SIDS in toddlers but I do remember reading somewhere that there is a risk until they are 2. I still put on the movement sensor of a night as DS likes to sleep with a blankie and I worry that he can get it caught around his neck. Touch every piece of wood, it has never happened but I do worry.

Maybe it is my ignorance but I thought SIDS was to do with breathing during sleeping - I would have thought that if he was tired and lethargic at daycare that something else triggered his death (virus?)? I have no idea though.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

Suzie I am so sorry for the families loss, that is terribly sad. I do not know enough about SIDS to know but if I were you I would call SIDS and Kids they are there for support as well as raising awareness and would be able to counsel you appropriately.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:40 AM

Suzie - I am so sorry to hear this.

I don't know the stats but an old school friend had her cousin's child pass away about a year ago and she was around 18 months and it was put down to SIDS. She had been put to bed that night just like any other night and was not breathing in the morning, they just couldn't find any other reason for it so it was ruled a SIDS death.

Absolutely devastating for all involved.

Ben is an early riser and on the odd occasion that he sleeps in a little one of us will go and check on him because we just immediately worry. We always find him sound asleep snoring away and then jump back into bed ourselves and enjoy the sleep in BUT I can't imagine if that wasn't the case and we were to find him not breathing. It is unfathomable.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:13 PM

I don't know the numbers but my cousin died of SIDS at the age of 2 and a half, that was in the 70's though. I would say they have put it down to sids at this stage until the coroner has completed his investigations. I am guessing they will be waiting for blood test results to rule anything out.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

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No advice to add sorry. You are all in my thoughts x

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 09:19 PM

How very sad sad.gif what a nightmare

QUOTE(MissNic @ Feb 27 2012, 03:51 PM) View Post

Maybe it is my ignorance but I thought SIDS was to do with breathing during sleeping - I would have thought that if he was tired and lethargic at daycare that something else triggered his death (virus?)? I have no idea though.

There is a school of thought that SIDS may sometimes be the result of a bacterial infection such as botulism (a gradual paralysis that results in respiratory failure due to paralysis of chest/heart muscle, so the child may not quite be themselves prior to bedtime as the infection worsens). The bacteria responsible for botulism is found in household dust and soil so it is just really bad luck sad.gif

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:44 AM

the coroner has advised that it could take up to 3 months for a known cause - if any can be found. He was sick the week before with some virus but you never think anything more of it then its just a virus, he'll get over it.

My Jason had a bad night the other night and was up for 2 1/2 hrs and all i could think of was these poor people will never get a bad night with their son. never be able to get cranky becasue he wont sleep, eat, or do what he's told.
Just makes you really question Why? I know ive had to do a lot of soul searching these past 2..5 weeks and question if the man upstairs gets things wrong sometimes. I mean what purpose has he got with a little active toddler? Absolutely heartbreaking. Wouldnt wish it upon my worst ever enemy. One of the bosses at work who's pretty religious had me in his office having a good cry about it put it perfectly - he was just visiting. His time on earth was done and he'd done all he was meant to have done here and God needs him more. So very sad.

Thanks for your replies ladies.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:52 AM

sad.gif I am so sorry for your loss




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