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SIDS or not?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 7, 2006
  • 05:08 AM

My daughter, Briana, was born on Oct 17, 1996 and she died on Sept 28, 1997. Thats 19 days BEFORE her 1st birthday. Never really knew much about SIDS until after but I still have my doubts. According to the medical examiners report they listed certain things that stuck out and next to it explained what they thought the cause to be. Her lungs and thymus had petechial hemorrhages which was listed as secondary to CPR. They also stated that she had 3 cc of blood within her vaginal vault and petechial hemorrhaging on the posterior serousal aspect of her bladder wall, which was also listed as possibly being secondary to CPR. When you do chest compression you use two fingers in the center of the chest right below the inframammary line and well above the xyphoid process. Since when would put pressure that far down on the abdomen. Ive always felt something else happened. Her babysitter told me later that she had been unusually fussy that night and when she checked on her less than an hour before she died she was hot. Its extremely rare for a 11 month old to succomb to SIDS (less than 10% chance) and she was on her back when she died (more than not babies die on their stomach. They tested for drugs and alcohol but not poisons. They said that most poisons are indicative of burns in and around the mouth. But there are other poisons that do not burn and can kill you. They said she had a cheesy material in her stomach. After the autopsy they didnt seem willing to consider the possibilty of it not being SIDS. In autopsy there are certain things they dont look for unless they have reason to. What do you think.

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