SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby. It is the leading cause of death in infants from 1 month to 1 year. It is so frightening because unlike other illnesses that offer symptoms for diagnosis and treatment, SIDS has no known symptoms and strikes without warning.
If you've ever been the unfortunate parent of a SIDS child, or known a family affected by this devastating and unpredictable fatal illness, this discussion is dedicated to you.
And for every parent who wants to know what they need to know about SIDS, this is also a discussion for you.
There are no certain answers, at least not yet, but a doctor in Seattle thinks that he may be close to figuring out what causes SIDS.
Dr. Daniel Rubens, founder of the SIDS Research Guild, and an anesthesiologist for Seattle Children's Hospital, has been researching this deadly syndrome for over a decade now. He theorizes that the commonality between all children who have died from SIDS is inner-ear damage.
Dr. Rubens is pushing forward in his research, despite the minimal funds for this type of non-lucrative research. If you would like to learn more, to donate, or to keep current with his findings, you can do so through the SIDS Research Guild.