Something jumped off my morning paper at me today ( I haven't even had my morning coffee as I type this! )
I have copied it from my paper - The thing is, I sat up with my son, for many long hours, nudging him, when his pediatrician refused me to take Clayton to hospital. I say nudging because my baby was unconscious, and not breathing. I was 19 and so totally naive. I was also pretty scared. Many phonecalls later & I told the Dr I was bringing my son to the hospital,
because he repeatedly stopped breathing, and my nudging him got him going again each time. The Dr told me this was normal & to just stay put & continue the nudging. Later in hospital, I was questioned about the presence of this E.coli bacteria - as if I had put it there! I know with far more certainty after reading todays article that Clayton definately would have been a SIDS
baby had I not sat up with him, and the finger points straight at the medical profession. I have been trying to find evidence more concrete than just to say I had a healthy baby until his first shot. No one would listen & now they print this in my paper? And STILL act like it's such a bloody mystery!
I am extremely angry...
Read this article, and see what you think of it... NOW there has to be
something we can do to stop this! I will post Clayton's story separately.
(From todays, May 2, 2002 Windsor Star)
Infection May Cause SIDS
Sudden infant death syndrome, in which apparently healthy babies die
inexplicably in their cribs, may be linked to infection with a common
bacterium, preliminary research suggests.
Researchers told a conference on infectious diseases that a shock-producing
byproduct of E.coli was found in the blood of all SIDS babies tested, but in
none of the infants used as a comparison. Experts not connected with the
research said the toxic infection theory is plausable.
SIDS describes unexpected deaths that autopsies can't explain. Scientists
remain mystified by crib death, the top killer of babies aged between one
month and one year.
Infection is not a new idea, but this is the first time the specific E.coli
protein has been implicated.
"The serum from babies who have died of SIDS is toxic to chick embryos and
mice - indicating the presence of a toxin, said Dr. Paul Goldwater, who
presented his study at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and
Infectious Diseases. - Associated Press