The Day For New Parents Aaron And Desiree Robinson Essay

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Tuesday April 10, 2007 began just like any other day for new parents Aaron and Desiree Robinson. Desiree had to leave for work at 7:00am that morning, so it was Aaron who had to care for their 3 month old son Christian until she returned. It was a routine Tuesday, Aaron bathed and fed his son, and played with him until the early afternoon. A little after 1pm Aaron decided to lay Christian down for a nap. He made his way upstairs and laid his infant son on his back in his crib. Approximately an hour later Aaron went to check on the infant. When he walked into the room he noticed that his son was face down in the middle of his crib. Initially when Aaron saw this, he wasn’t concerned because it was not unusual for Christian to roll himself into a prone position. However as soon as he touched him and felt that his body was cold and stiff he knew that something was wrong. He turned over his son only to discover the blue, lifeless face of his baby boy. It was later concluded during the autopsy that Christian’s death was a result of sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS. (Robinson, 2014)
“Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs” (Mayo Clinic, 2014). This essay will be examining sudden infant death syndrome. It will discuss the brain stem hypothesis that suggests that SIDS is caused by…

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