Now, there may be hope for solving the mystery over why the deaths occur. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital found chemical abnormalities in the brain stems of the SIDS babies, regardless of their sleep environment, suggests they had this abnormality before they died.
“The abnormality prevents the brainstem from responding to the asphyxial challenge and waking.”
reply to post by Advantage
Thank you for that, most important of all, thank you for this article! ever since my baby daughter came into this world, my whole macho drink whole kegs, smash my way our of everything, shoot first, manly super death destroyer to all has but toned down sooooooooooo much, now I'm a father, lazy afternoons on the couch with baby sitting next to me watching "regular show" an youtube vids is my thing, lol.
SIDS is my number one enemy an when one of my soldiers has a baby coming, I make sure to educate them to the best of my ability, Ill glady do the same for our ATS brethren an sisters.
reply to post by Advantage
LMAO, OMG, please...oh no...you did it...
Now I'm convinces I'm gonna have nothing but girls!! lol, some of buddies ended up being fathers to multiple girls and I always laughed at it....I laugh no more
Imma be that father polishing a shotgun on a rocking chair by the porch drinking a cold one, watching the clock tick down....
Screening for it is going to be a tough one I imagine, maybe some sort of imaging like the Sona grams?
Or better yet, perhaps a 3D printing of the actual fetus?
Hey guys, just blindly throwing out ideas, its hard enough to figure out whats wrong with little baby in the womb , like blood test are not very safe to do on a baby inside the womb, there not even sure its genetics based on the article, maybe it boils down to the mom, perhaps certain vitamins? workouts? foods?
I often wonder what the global statistics are on SIDS? maybe its just something here in the US...Its time to bust out the arm chair scientist routine and google it.
Most important of all, can it be remedied right after birth? like some shot to ensure the right chemical precursor? somthing along the lines of like how jaundice is treated with newborns?
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Sounds like me, Arnie! Mine are 6 & 4 now, but we were so paranoid about SIDS that we kept the bassinet in the bedroom with each until they outgrew it (i.e became mobile) Then came in the crib until each was around 18 months. For about 3 years straight, I got pretty much zero sleep because we were utterly paranoid & wanted to keep as close an eye as possible on them at night. I remember waking up every half hour for months to make sure they were still breathing. Walking zombie is an understatement...
The stigma is what gets me. I don't know of anyone personally who's lost a baby to SIDS, but know several people who've had family members lose babies to SIDS, and the stigma is strong. Even the most defensive ones still are a little suspicious. It's messed up, there shouldn't be a stigma, SIDS is what it is, coroners would pick up on anything that hinted otherwise. And yet, it remains a stigma, a label of shame & failure, with an undertone of "they had to have done something". That's so wrong & low.
No matter what the cause.. SIDs should be somewhat of a mystery.
Go back and read y'alls posts...ALL Parents should be scared of SIDs and stressed...
Constantly checking should be the norm...
The mystery, paranoia, and exposure may have saved many little ones lives..edit on 25-1-2014 by nitetrain because: (no reason given)
Nearly lost the neighbours to this killer.....caught the baby just in time.....it was a freaky ride to the hospital 20 miles away on the worst roads, but by the time we got there they simply said hes breathing fine now go home and sids no more.....pardon the pun....it was the biggest relief to hear them pronounce Tmothy fine and healthy....now im not so sure they knew # from shinola.....