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Name: Kevin R. Williams
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sydney, Australia
Time: 1998-02-28 21:40:32
Comments: As a grandparent who recently lost a 2 week old granddaughter to SIDS, I am keen to find out what I can to help my son and his wife as they pick up the pieces of their life. Your research index is just what we need.

Name: Sue Evans
Website: Katey
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Time: 1998-02-28 21:14:43
Comments: My daughter Katey was born on July 4th, 1996 and died due to SIDS on October 23rd, 1996. If you'd like to see a picture of her, check on the webpage.

Name: Maddy's Aunts
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-02-28 21:05:25
Comments: We lost our happy, chubby, perfect, angel baby on Feburary 4,1998 to this horrible thing called SIDS. Our sweet little niece was the sparkle in her mommy and daddy's eyes. Life will never be the same without her...but she will live on in all our hearts forever.. . YOU SPARKLED LIKE THE SUNSHINE YOU TWINKLED LIKE THE STARS YOU BROUGHT SO MANY JOY AND LAUGHTER EVEN SOME OF US AFAR WE KNEW YOU WERE A SPECIAL ONE BUT YOU WERENT OURS TO KEEP AND SO THE ANGELS CAME THAT DAY TO TAKE YOU IN YOUR SLEEP SO NOW YOUR UP ABOVE US EVEN THOUGH WE ARE APART BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT MADDY JO IS FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

Name: Michael and Michelle Taubman
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Oklahoma
Time: 1998-02-28 20:31:45
Comments: One of our best friends lost their child yesterday to SIDS. We would like to send this remembrance on behalf of Eden Leigh Herrick.

Name: Rachael Wettach
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Auckland, New Zealand
Time: 1998-02-28 15:48:20
Comments: I lost my first baby boy to SIDS in 1991 and vowed never to have another child. However that was not to be and I gave birth last week to another baby boy. Although absolutely terrified and missing my first son terribly I am so grateful for my second son who is just perfect. I would be interested in hearing from anyone else who has made use of a breathing monitor for subsequent children after suffering the loss of child due to SIDS and how they were able, at some point, to switch it off.

Name: Billie Armstrong
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Columbia, NC
Time: 1998-02-28 12:47:05
Comments: This is the 1st time I have been to this web site. I am trying to get information on SIDS to share with the parents of children in our Child Care Center. Also, I am collecting data for a project I am doing in a class I am currently enrolled in. I look forward to searching your web site and collecting more information. Thank you! Billie Armstrong

Name: Robert M. Smith, MD, PhD
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: NJ
Time: 1998-02-27 18:54:48
Comments: Have a long interest in SIDS. Did some research in infant cry analysis a few years ago. Have always felt this could be of use in identifying potential victims of SIDS. Ran out of time and money.

Name: Philip Cherven
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Wichita, KS
Time: 1998-02-27 18:21:47
Comments: Getting Materials for a talk on SIDS

Name: Valerie and Donovan Turner
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Manitoba, Canada
Time: 1998-02-27 17:28:34
Comments: We have lost a niece at the age of 6 weeks old to sids, a day after finding out i was pregnant. She died on Easter Monday. 02/18/97-03/30/97. She was my in-laws third child...The girl they have always wanted. It is very hard for to loose a child but the only way you can cope is to stick together for support and treat everyday like it is your last. she will always have a very special place in our hearts and always be remembered and loved. Jessica Elizabeth Turner we love you!!

Name: Barbara Duffy
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From:
Time: 1998-02-27 15:53:58
Comments: I am signing this guest book in loving memory of my great niece, Hillary Farley. Hillary was born on September 2, 1997 and died of SIDS on December 16, 1997. Hillary was 15 weeks old. My family and I wish Hillary's family the courage to persevere over this tragedy. We consider Hillary an ANGEL, may she always watch over Vanessa, Frank and Zachary.

Name: michele starr
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Mississauga, Ontario
Time: 1998-02-27 14:10:55
Comments: Great Idea!!!!

Name: Wesley and Kristina Evans
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Sugar Hill Georgia
Time: 1998-02-26 18:13:35
Comments: We lost our daughter Natalie Sean Evans on November 27 1997. She was two and a half months old. Talking about our loss has been the hardiest thing ,so I found that I have turned to this web sight for information and comfort in knowing that our family is not alone.Thanks for all the information.

Name: Maria Nicholson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Topeka, KS
Time: 1998-02-26 17:48:36
Comments: By the time you read this the guestbook will be updated and I will be approaching Daniel's one year anniversary. My sweet baby died of SUDS (Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome)at the age of 19 months old. I was told that because he was older than 12 months that his death would classified as SUDS. After calling SIDS National to voice my concern and for someone to answer my questions about this classification. I was told that most states follow this age classification and that most states (not all states)within one-year forward any SUDS cases relating to children to SIDS National Research and then the cases are re-classifed as SIDS. So it has almost been one-year and I wonder if the State of Missouri will forward my son's case to SIDS National. I wonder what the numbers really are and how many families are really affected by SIDS/SUDS. My son was very healthy, happy and loved. I'm afraid he's just another number to researchers. If his case even made it SIDS National. If anyone is out there, please must we wait a whole year to reclassify my son's case!! How many other children have to die of SIDS/SUDS. THIS IS THE NUMBER-ONE KILLER OF OUR BABIES!!!!!! Unfortunately, my son could help find an answer to why children over the age of 12 months are dying. Unlike SIDS, a toddlers sleeping habits are quite different and there would be no way to lay then on their backs/or side or whatever the recommendation is now to help prevent SIDS. So that makes me wonder, if how we lay our babies down is something we should concentrate on. There has to be a common denominator between older children. I'm not a researcher, I just want people to realize that we can learn so much from SUDS CASES and we should direct our attention equally to older children!!!! This might be the missing link we need to help obtain a cure or answer so that our babies can LIVE!!!!!!30 years of research and no answers!! I don't want to go another 30 years!!!!How can you help?? Please call your SIDS Chapter in your state and make sure the state you reside in forwards all SUDS cases relating to children are forwarded to SIDS National. Call or Write SIDS National/Network tell them to start research on children over 12 months of age! Thank you. My precious baby Daniel - Mommy is trying very hard to live without you. My heart is trying to heal, your memories will always sustain me. Daddy misses you very much!!! "Dimples" does too. I know you are in heaven and GOD is with you my sweet, but for mommy my life is incomplete. I will remember and love you always. DANIEL SCOTT NICHOLSON (8/16/95-3/27/97)

Name: Ashley Schmaltz
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Fox Valley
Time: 1998-02-26 17:52:08
Comments: I am working on an essay and I am really happy with all the information I have found here. Thanks!

Name: Tim Graves
Website: Training Wheels for Early Childhood Education
Referred by: Net Search
From: upstate New York
Time: 1998-02-26 11:26:08
Comments: Very comprehensive site. Thank you.

Name: Melissa Heft
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Bedford County, VA
Time: 1998-02-26 10:07:24
Comments: Our department's secretary just lost her baby girl to SIDS. She had come back to work and the baby was at the sitters. We are all having a difficult time. The baby would have been 5 months old in 5 days.

Name: Christina
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Missouri
Time: 1998-02-26 06:14:59
Comments: I lost my daughter to sids in 1985 I was 18. I hope one day that magical clue that we are all looking for is found. That question WHY?

Name: lisa & lowell
Website: sids network
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: aurora, co
Time: 1998-02-26 00:14:14
Comments: We lost our beautiful son on Christmas Eve. It seems so cruel. We are continuing to try and find answers and find a life beyond this pain. I found my baby. I am a work at home mom and my baby had no risk factors. I would find comfort in another sids mom with my similar situation.

Name: Candace Hight
Website:
Referred by: Advertisment/Brochure
From: Texas
Time: 1998-02-25 20:09:34
Comments: my cousin lost her baby to SIDS over the Christmas holidays in fact we buried Riley Joe on Christmas Eve He was only 5 months old. This was my aunt's first grandchild and my cousin had lived with her and her two sisters Jaime and Krisney they are only 14 and 8. It was very hard for them and even though i only saw Riley twice in his life it was still had because the reason for not seeing him was because of a family fued this hurt everybody. Children and adults.

Name: CORBY & CYNTHIA DAUGHTREY
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: ARLINGTON, TEXAS
Time: 1998-02-25 18:42:04
Comments: WE SIGNED THE GUESTBOOK BACK IN JANUARY, BUT HAVE SINCE CHANGED ONLINE SERVICES AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES. IT HAS BEEN ALMOST 2 MONTHS SINCE OUR PRECIOUS BENJAMIN DIED. THEY HAVE BEEN VERY LONG AND EMOTIONAL. WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO HAVE THIS WEB SITE AND THE OTHER SUPPORTS LOCALLY THAT HAVE HELPED US DURING THIS CRITICAL TIME. WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM AND GETTING TO KNOW ANYONE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE THAT HAS EXPERIENCED THE LOSS OF THEIR CHILD.

Name: Bree
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Massachusetts
Time: 1998-02-25 17:20:54
Comments: I was using this page to find information, and pictures or graphs for a project on SIDS for Biology.

Name: Therese Eldin
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Sweden but living in Egypt
Time: 1998-02-25 15:46:08
Comments: My name is Therese, I'm from Sweden but living in Egypt. I have a son that is 3,5 years. The 19th of Dec -97 I delivered a babygirl, next day she died.

Name: Cate
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Time: 1998-02-25 14:36:57
Comments: Our baby, Emma Tyler, was born on January 26,1998. She was diagnosed with brain stem development problems on February 6 and we decided to take her off the respirator. She survived for 5 days breathing on her own. She died February 11, 1998 and we buried her on Feburary 16, 1998. She lived for 16 days. We miss her terribly. Seven and a half months of pregnancy for two weeks of life.

Name: Cathy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Maryland
Time: 1998-02-24 20:46:23
Comments: I just learned that my friend's, who basically went through her pregnancy with me, daugher died of SIDS. Her daughter was born in December 1997. She had sent me pictures over the web and then told me her daughter died the next morning. I'm at a complete loss for words. I'm also scared to death. My daughter is due on March 27, 1998. Is there anything right I can say to her? I feel very scared about my unborn daugher. Are there any preventions in SIDS, other than watching 24 hours a day?

Name: Gillian
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hull, Yorkshire. UK
Time: 1998-02-24 15:41:14
Comments: Hello all My baby boy died five years ago. I miss him now as much as that awful day.It is so nice to be able to share our feelings with people who do have true empathy.

Name: Tiffany Parrott
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: North Carolina
Time: 1998-02-24 13:39:53
Comments: I am doing a research paper on SIDS. I would really like someone to write me and let me know a little more about SIDS.

Name: Barbara White
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Copley,Ohio
Time: 1998-02-24 08:36:28
Comments: I was just looking for the type of information available. Our son, Matthew David, died of SIDS on November 3, 1997. He was a beautiful baby and such a joy--I wish we could have had him for more than 4 months and 27 days.

Name: Rev. Gregory M. Johnson
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hawaii Pacific University
Time: 1998-02-23 22:09:50
Comments: Wanted to inform my students about the SIDS Network.

Name: Tricia Percy
Website: Sidsparents
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Australia
Time: 1998-02-23 17:53:50
Comments: I am a SIDS mum of a baby girl, Sarah who died in September 1994 from SIDS. I have searched but could not find a "drop in" style chat room for SIDS parents. I could really have used one many times, so I have created one! I hope you will join me there and if enough people use it hopefully there willalways be someone to talk to at any hour of the day or night from somewhere in the world! Please email me if you want to arrange to meet there. I check my mail frequently but please note that I am in Australia so the times will be different.The address of the forum page is http://www.customforum.com/sidsforum my email address is phillip@southernisp.net

Name: Cindy Cornell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: New Hampshire
Time: 1998-02-23 17:04:47
Comments: I have previously signed on, but there was such a rush of emotions, I drew a blank on what to sign on and say... now I ask, is anyone out there with similar situation. April 1, 1992 my daughter, Kendra died of SIDS. I have a son who was born before her, a month before she died, I had a tubal ligation. I have since divorced, and now am remarried... Considering, maybe, possibly having another baby! Anyone familiar with this situation?

Name: AMBER HUSKEY
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: SAN MARCOS, CA.
Time: 1998-02-23 15:10:32
Comments: MY BABY COUSIN DIED OF SIDS THREE DAYS AFTER HIS BIRTH AND I WAS INTERESTED IN INFORMATION ABOUT SIDS FOR A SCHOOL PROJECT AS WELL AS FOR MY OWN BENEFIT

Name: Lynn Schultz
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Aurora, Illinois
Time: 1998-02-23 12:27:54
Comments: My brother died of SIDS when I was two years old. Ever since then I have always been interested in SIDS. I wish there was a real reason of why my brother died, but I real- ized that God wanted him then. My mom still has troubles with dealing with my brothers death so I know how lots of you feel. If anybody needs to talk email me @ Smallz15@aol. com. Any letters welcome. Good Luck to those who lost somebody special. Love, Lynn S.

Name: Kevin & Tami Bilbee
Website: Kevin and Tami Bilbee's Home Page
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Simi Valley, CA
Time: 1998-02-23 00:20:54
Comments: Looks Goood

Name: Jon/Koni
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Red Boiling Springs, TN
Time: 1998-02-22 21:02:29
Comments: We lost our baby, Meagann Tylor-Lynn Dyamondstar on 1-29-98. They said she had died from "SIDS". For the first time I had to face my biggest fear, not being able to hold her ever again. It has only been a couple of weeks since she passed away and I do have a lot of "bad days". I miss her more than live and would love to be there for her but, that is in the good Lords hands now. I have a six year old son who misses his sister daily and he keeps his mom from falling apart. We love and miss her deeply. As I always say she was my sixty-seven days of pure happiness. born: Nov. 25, 97 died: Jan. 29, 98

Name: Tiffany Day
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Alaska Chugiak
Time: 1998-02-22 15:20:34
Comments: This web site was very info. filled and helped me on a reseach project for my biology class at school. I went to more than one book store and they had no books on this syndrome. thankx for the info!

Name: Tammy Smith
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Albuquerque, NM
Time: 1998-02-22 01:49:11
Comments: I am a nursing student looking for information to relieve some of the anxiety of an expectant mother.

Name: Kristina M. Norton
Website: Grieving over our littlle boy.
Referred by: Net Search
From: Layton, Utah
Time: 1998-02-21 20:03:03
Comments: I had my son for two months and two weeks. He passed on January 3, 1998, and since then I haven't told anybody how I was feeling. I guess I thought that it would help everyone else out, but as each day goes on the harder it is for me to face the day without my little boy. I miss him so much that my arms are hurting, because I want to hold him one more time, and to have him lookup at me and smile his precious little smile. Everyone tells me that I sould go to the SID Alliance and get some help, and I know I really should. I think that the only thing that is holding me back is that I'm scared to make that first move.

Name: Pat & Bill Sadataki
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: cleveland, ohio
Time: 1998-02-21 14:48:31
Comments: We lost our sweet daughter Hannah Kei on Valentines Day. She was almost 4 months old. It took us so many years to have her and since we are older, there will probably never be another child for us. We are struggling with our grief and the thought that it will be painful forever is more than we can bear. Our friends are very supportive, but this is something where no one can help.

Name: Julie Cisneros
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Turlock, CA
Time: 1998-02-21 03:48:10
Comments: I have recently lost our first child. She was born at 6 1/2 months. She had a grade 3 bleed and was afixiated at birrth. She lived for just a little over 2 months. Our Hannah Rose is greatly missed

Name: Joan Crawford
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Chestertown MD
Time: 1998-02-20 22:12:57
Comments: My not quite four-month-old grandson, Henry Jasper Knag, died February 16 of SIDS. He was one of four children, a sister 3, a brother not yet 2, and an identical twin brother. We are devistated.

Name: Cynthia Leigh Cornell
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Grantham, New Hampshire
Time: 1998-02-20 18:17:02
Comments: As I am new to the internet, I thought I would check out what is available on the internet on this subject. I am happy to see that information is now readily available for those dealing with this terrible tragedy. My daughter died in April 1992 of SIDS, there certainly did not seem to be as much information out there then. Bless all of those who have been touched by SIDS>

Name: Samantha, Ray Cooper
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Brisbane, Australia
Time: 1998-02-20 05:38:27
Comments: Hi, my husband and I lost our third child to SIDS in september of 1996. her name is Molly-Mae Grace. we are surviving this tragedy, we have 3 other children Allanah Zaq and Buddy, who was born after Molly. If there is any one who would like to share any thing with us please feel free.

Name: KayCe
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: TN
Time: 1998-02-20 00:15:04
Comments: It has been 1 week since the miscarriage of the little one who would've been my 3rd child. This is a heart breaking time for my husband and I. But with the help of family, friends, and even the internet we have found so much support. This is a time when you need to know that you're not alone and you're not going crazy. I regret that anyone should have to experience this kind of loss, but I'm thankful for all those who chose to share their stories, to offer their support, and to understand how one feels at this very painful time.

Name: Sharon
Website:
Referred by: NewsGroups
From: Glenside, PA
Time: 1998-02-19 22:21:01
Comments: I lost my son Dennis almost 6 years ago ... April 11, 1992. Dennis was a twin and his surviving twin Brendan is going through alot right now. He is in kindergarten and seems to be surrounded by twins. Anyone else dealing with this??

Name: Sarah Anne Young
Website: it's not done, yet
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Medicine Lake, Minnesota
Time: 1998-02-19 21:52:08
Comments: Emily Anne, it was so good to hold all of your 3 1/2 months again in my dream last night. Now it's up to you to take care of your future brothers and sisters. Therese and Todd, you know I love you and we all know it just hurts too much.

Name: KEEAH
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: GULF COAST
Time: 1998-02-19 15:58:30
Comments: INTERESTED IN KNOWING IF CIGARETTE SMOKE (NICOTINE) HAS ANY RELATION TO SIDS.......

Name: Lee Ann
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: GA
Time: 1998-02-19 01:04:35
Comments: My little girl, Kaylee, was stillborn on my birthday. She was 23 1/2 weeks--weighing 1 lb. & 1 oz. I miss her terrribly & love her very much--and I always will.

Name: kim and steve ewaniuk
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: twin falls, idaho
Time: 1998-02-18 23:56:07
Comments: we lost our daughter Lynsey to sids 10/10/95 she was three months old. it has been the hardest thing in our lives to deal with. we always keep her close to our hearts.

Name: Jayme Windel
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Mankato ,Mn
Time: 1998-02-18 21:56:07
Comments: Thank you for helping me find information for my report. This website is very informational and helped me a lot.

Name: Shana Dunigan
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oregon
Time: 1998-02-18 18:37:56
Comments: My daughter Shayla died of SIDS on May 14,1991, So many years still so much pain. I do feel better but there will always be the part of me missing. At first I wanted life to end I didn't want to go on. I didn't know how it could. In time the pain is less painful and you do begin to smile once more. Many of people told me this. I didn't want to believe. It was so true. I now have another beautiful daughter and still late at night I will wake and the fear will cross my mind. I don't think it will ever leave me. She is five now and my son is eight. I still get up at night to reach out and touch. I am still haunted by the cold touch I felt seven years ago. I can only take a deep breath and pray all will be ok. Yes,,,,,,,I can pray again it took quite sometime. Someday you all will be able to feel again and to have the faith I lost so painfully. Still seven years I still sometimes get tears in my eyes. It is something that I will have for the rest of my life.

Name: Shana Dunigan
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Oregon
Time: 1998-02-18 18:33:53
Comments: Great infomation, too bad there wasn't something like this when my child died from SIDS!!

Name: Gigi Paulette Vied
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Tallahassee, Florida
Time: 1998-02-18 15:40:32
Comments: Our son Nicholas Tyler Vied died from SIDS on January 20, 1998. It was his first day at day care. I called to see how his nap went and when the phone rang the police answered, not the day care person. It was a private home and she watched 4 to 5 other children. We have many questions! I feel like I have died to. It's hard for me to smile, or be happy. We have wonderful support and everyone wants to know what they can do for me, and all I want is my son back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! His loving parents (Gigi and Mike)

Name: Andra Hoffman
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Washington State
Time: 1998-02-18 15:04:42
Comments: I am not a SIDS parent, but we have 4 friends who have lost their lil ones to SIDS.And it hurts so much.It hurts to see the pain the parents go through.I could never imagine the pain they feel, nor will I ever understand their pain.I can only know mine. It is hard for me to see a baby and wonder if they will pass away from SIDS. Is this common to feel this way? For me I have found people I can talk to and it really does help.And I am able to listen to others when they need to talk about their child. My heart will always hold a special place for all the lil angels. I would like to talk with other friends who are experiencing the grief they feel as well.Or parents who would like to talk. I won't understand your pain but i will listen and shed tears too. I am thankful for this site as it has helped me too. I do thank you for allowing me to share my feelings here.

Name: Dee Ayala
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Reno,NV
Time: 1998-02-18 13:00:54
Comments: My son, Gabriel, Died 4 yrs ago this month. It is a difficult time of year for me(between birth & death date). My prayer & hope is that no other parent has to experience the death of their child.

Name: Julie Chancellor
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Jose, California
Time: 1998-02-18 12:50:55
Comments: I lost my son, Alec, because of SIDS on July 13, 1992. He had one older sister. We now have another daughter and a son. My youngest son, Christian, is almost 2. He has been having febral seizures associated with fever spikes since he was 13 months old. He recently had an MRI and is scheduled for an EEG next week. Although I know that my two sons have different problems, I cannot get the idea out of my mind that Christian is going to be okay. I guess the fear never leaves.

Name: Amanda Locke
Website: Sam's Memorial
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Maine
Time: 1998-02-18 08:58:54
Comments: I am a teen mother who had an easy pregnancy and gave birth to a 5 week premature baby boy. He grew up and touched the lives of many. He died mysteriously Valentines Day at 9 months of age. The doctors suggest sids but it will be a while still before we get all the results back from the autopsy.

Name: anissa degrasse
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: MD
Time: 1998-02-18 00:53:11
Comments: I have read some of the stories of the parents who have lost children to SIDS. I fear this silent killer everytime I put my child to sleep. I have raised two other children and thought of it often when they were at most risk. I would like a cause and/or a cure for this killer. I would like to have peace of mind when I lay my infant down for a nap or to sleep at night!

Name: Karen Martin
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Time: 1998-02-17 20:52:03
Comments: Although I am not a SIDS parent, I have been helping with the Edmonton chapter of the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths for the past five years. I am a former psychiatric nurse and family counsellor, currently working on a doctorate in sociology. I conducted a study of the short and long-term grief of 21 Alberta parents who lost their babies between 1964 and 1990. My study has just been published as a book - due for release in three days at an international research conference in Vancouver. I am interested in hearing from parents who lost their babies during that particular time period to find out what kind of grief support and information you had at the time: what books did you read? Who did you talk to? Any television programs? What was helpful and what was not? Any help with these questions would be much appreciated. Thanks. Karen Martin

Name: kathy bakalars
Website: none
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: My sister
Time: 1998-02-17 14:51:39
Comments: It is very important for family members to continue strong support after the funeral. My sister has been logging on to receive the support frin people who know and understand just how painful losing a child can be. As much as I try to understand as a sister I can't do what this web site can do in supporting her right now.

Name: Krista van den Eikhof
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Pocatello, Idaho
Time: 1998-02-17 12:28:02
Comments: Just signed on to find information about SIDS

Name: Rajean Healy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Springfield,Illinois
Time: 1998-02-17 10:51:22
Comments: On Friday of last week, I posted my e-mail address in- correctly. I lost my daughter Heather to SIDS November 4,1997. She was only three days old. I have other children, and I am having problems helping them grieve. Anyone who can help me help them and myself, I would appreciate a e-mail. Thank you, Rajean

Name: Carole Evenrud
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: mplsmn
Time: 1998-02-16 23:24:22
Comments: I'm a grandparent of a wonderful baby boy. We lost him after only 4 days.

Name: Jacque Catlett
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From: Mustang, Oklahoma
Time: 1998-02-16 22:30:11
Comments: I've been thinking about my friend who recently lost her daughter to SIDS. I just wanted her to know that she is in my prayers daily. Tina you are a very strong person and with God by your side I know you will slowly start healing. Don't loose touch with those who love and care for you. Your family and friends are here for you.

Name: Steve & Koree Romano
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From: Sunrise, Florida
Time: 1998-02-16 21:03:26
Comments: Our son is 9 days old, and I was trying to find out more on SIDS so I sis a search your page was the first.

Name: Sheila Elswick
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From: Louisville,KY
Time: 1998-02-16 19:02:48
Comments: I lost a baby from sids in 1988. Just curious what information was on this page.

Name: Sarah Kerbeshian
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From: minneapolis
Time: 1998-02-16 18:31:59
Comments: My baby died in a sudden manner two months ago this week. We are still waiting for the autopsy results. We think it is sids, he stopped breathing suddenly, but he was only 4 days old... So many unanswered questions. It is so hard waiting for the results.

Name: mike derr
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From: oklahoma
Time: 1998-02-16 14:57:36
Comments: need iformation on stillbirth

Name: REGINA
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From: CHELSEA OKLAHOMA
Time: 1998-02-16 13:24:06
Comments: MY ONLY SON MATTHEW CLARKE MAULSBY PASSED FROM OUR ARMS ON AUGUST 16TH 1986. HIS FATHER AND I HAVE NOT FULLY RECOVERED FROM THIS SITUATION. WE APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY HAVE ON THIS AND THE ANY PREVENTATIVE INFORMATION ON THIS CRISES OF THE FAMILY HEART. REGINA - MATTHEW'S MOM

Name: Dr. Peter Myler
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From: near Wigan,NW England
Time: 1998-02-16 12:18:41
Comments: Just Looking for info and support after the loss of my five month old daughter this year.

Name: Susan Stewart
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From: Durham, Me.
Time: 1998-02-16 11:07:03
Comments: My niece, Erica Danielle, born February 11, 1997 passed away on June 19, 1997. I am seeking support and resources for myself and my family. We've felt alone in our tragedy since this has happened and it's comforting and encouraging to see that others have been through it and are okay. There is no proper etiquette in grieving the loss of a child. We've been winging it and I think we are doing okay but each of us has had our days. Thank you for providing this support! Thoughtfully, Mom to Erica's cousins, Samantha 7, and Drew Victoria 1.

Name: Rae
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From: RENTON WA
Time: 1998-02-15 22:12:04
Comments: I have been to this site before and read all the info but I have never been able to get into the Guestbook till today. Last week on February 7th was the third anniversary of my son Kalen's death. He was four and 1/2 months old. He was born September 26, 1994. I was extremely touched by all of the messages. Thank you and a quick I LOVE YOU to my Angel Above.

Name: kelly
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From: reedsburg, wi
Time: 1998-02-15 20:31:22
Comments: I have been searching the net for web sites to report back to my support group--Resolve Through Sharing. As for my story--I was ten weeks into my pregnancy when I started experiencing abdominal pain and bleeding. It was tubal. I had to deal with the loss of our baby and emergency surgery. I am still dealing with the emotional pain. We are trying, but every month passes without success. We have two other children--both girls, ages 13 & 7. My best wishes to everyone else who has suffered a loss.

Name: Elizabeth and Trey Nissen
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From: Huntsville , AL
Time: 1998-02-15 19:49:53
Comments: In memory of our little Brother A.J. died 1/19/97

Name: anthony and colleen lotierzo
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From: MD
Time: 1998-02-15 17:05:47
Comments: Our 4 1/2 month old daughter, Morgan just died on Feb 4 1998 from SIDS and we are so saddened by this loss. She is a twin.

Name: Santa M. Burne
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From: Dunmore, Pa.
Time: 1998-02-15 15:56:51
Comments: My husband and I lost a daughter to S.I.D.S. 28 years ago. I am now taking some college classes and I decide to do a speech on S.I.D.S, so I am doing some research. Sincerely, Santa Burne

Name: Stacey Guy
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From: Stewartville, MN
Time: 1998-02-14 22:56:24
Comments: Our son Ashton died on 11/17/92. We were recently referred to this website by the Mayo Clinic-Rochester. I am excited to find out all the new information that this site offers, and the chance to learn about how others have dealt with SIDS. Even after 5 years it can be painful and joyous at the same time. Thank you for this great site.

Name: Kristina Lovett
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From: Dayton, Ohio
Time: 1998-02-14 22:25:24
Comments: Looking for information on stillbirths. My daughter was stillborn on November 15,1997. She was 12 pounds 7 and a half ounces. I delivered at 40 weeks and 2 days. Tried vaginal birth ended up with emergency c-section due to shoulder dystocia. Anyone with any information or comments contact me at SKL1996@aol.com. Thanks!

Name: Arlene Smith
Website: Don't have one yet
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From: Forest, Ontario, Canada
Time: 1998-02-14 20:31:11
Comments: Ten years ago tomorrow I buried my lttle girl. She was 9 weeks old and though early and small she was growing and appeared to be healthy. A nurse in NICU told me that I didn't need to worry about Sids because her apgar scores were above 9. And then she died, why am I still not Ok wirh this? Any answers?

Name: John Mastromarino
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From: Las Vegas, NV.
Time: 1998-02-14 20:34:30
Comments: It's comforting to know others out there are able to share thoughts and advice while we struggle through this trying time of our lives. We dearly miss our son Anthony Morgan, and would give all we have just to give him a big Valentines Day hug. John Mastromarino

Name: Keith & Delaine Bartsch
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From: Leavenworth KS
Time: 1998-02-14 09:53:26
Comments: We lost a daughter to SIDS in 1985. Happy to see so much info. is now available to parents and the public. Found this site thru a link from an MSNBC story (their website) on SIDS. Interestingly, their story's main thrust involved the need to put babies to sleep on their backs. We're not convinced that makes much difference.In our case, our daughter was capable of rolling over when she died, and the position she was placed in at bedtime was irrelevant since she ultimately positioned herself however she pleased. Anyway, great site. We are always available for contact if parents in our area need us. We found that next to prayer, talking about it with someone who "hhad been there" was the best therapy. Please feel free to respond to us if there is some sort of database out there of SIDS parents who are available for contact. I'm a layperson, but my wife is neonatal nurse (RN, BSN, MS) with 16 years experience who understands the science of all this. Thanks again, KBB & DCB

Name: Ann Thaxton
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From:
Time: 1998-02-13 18:55:20
Comments: My Precious One went in the night to join the angels in the sky. I had him but a few short days, to hug and snuggle by my side. His presence lives within my heart and memories each day. The little one, the precious one, that GOD took home that DAY!!! In Loving Memory of Brian Stephen Thaxton March 23, 1993 - April 11, 1993

Name: Anne-Marie Seger
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From: Glendale, New York
Time: 1998-02-13 12:52:14
Comments: I am the member of a close knit community of parents on the web called "Storksite." One of our fellow storkie families has just lost their beloved 3 month old daughter, Stacy Fayelee Bean, on February 11th to SIDS. Since we cannot hold Deb and Donnie's hands at this time; a number of us will be making donations in Stacy's memory.

Name: Rajean Healy
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From: Springfield, Illinois
Time: 1998-02-13 12:12:38
Comments: I just wanted to get in touch with other parents who have had a child die of this hideous thing called SIDS. My three day old daughter, Heather, died on November 4, 1997. This is without a doubt the most horrible thing I have ever experienced. I do have two other children, but someone must know how much it hurts to loose ANY of your babies.I miss her so much, and everyone is going on with their lives as if her death never happened. I don't know how to handle the fear I feel about the possibility of my other children dying- and of my own death. Her father has left our relationship and I don't have him to talk to about this. My other children need me and I feel so lost. Please tell me what has worked.

Name: Diane Rook
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From: Orlando, Floridaa
Time: 1998-02-13 07:16:27
Comments: What I would like to ask is how can we get in touch with some of these parents to get them information that they need? I can only surf from here at work because I do not have a PC at home. Are we allowed to give phone numbers and/or addresses in our paragraphs? My husband and I lost our first and only daughter to SIDS on 9/4/97. We're working through it of course with God's grace. There is a book on SIDS written by Joani Hoerchler. I have a phone number for her to order these books but I do not know if I have the authority to give it out in such a public way. Somebody please let me know an answer. Thanks and GOD BLESS!!

Name: Carol Barbera
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From: Sedona AZ
Time: 1998-02-13 02:38:28
Comments: I am a child Daycare proviter yesterday it happned to me .althow the otopsi has not been recived yet I feel so bad and responsible I wrote most of it down below Yestreday at around 4pm Phil & I went to the bank to sine papers on the now loan .we got home at around 5 Phil was out frount and didn't know what was going on Guy and My helper had been here with the children , I put my things down and went out here to check on and see that my little ones were ok all the big ones were but when I got to my smallest one he was 4months ,he was blue and allittle stiff I had put him down for a nap befor I left . Anyway I started CPR and called 911 but was having truble keeping the phone on my ear and that's when guy walked in and realised what was happeneing and picked the phone up and talked to the fire dept;911 person. I thought he was comeing back to us becouse his color was getting better. It seemed to take forever for the fire dep. to get here thay are only 3 blocks away I never heard the sirens. Phil like I said was out front and the firemen asked him if this was 180 and he said yes. when they got here thay took my baby Jack away real fast . Then I was told by the babys Grand mother to call the mother so ran to get the regatration card here in AZ. its called a Blue card becouse it is blue . But I couldn't see it and was looking for my glasses and Guy took it and called her. Then I lost control and cried and yelled and Guy was holding me mo the floor . then I wonted to Go to the hospital so he took me.Thay put us in a little room and the Chaplin fort the fire dept; kept roporting what was happening .Then the doctor came in and told us they couldn't bring him back .Tracy -the mother went in to hold him and Guy brout Me home .Later sometime in the night the police came and talked to Guy and me. then I was thinking and new I had to call the Health dept. so I tried but thay were closed . But I colled in the morrng and they came down and took a report . the Police came today to talk to my helper . I have heard from 2 people that thay think but is not proven that sometimes 1to3 days after imusations this happens but it's not proven so the Docters wont say it .We have to wate for the corner's report at least the palimnary one but every one including the Doc. (unafishilly ) belives it to have been SIDS. and I do to and I know every thing and all that stuff but it still dosn't make it any easer . He was SOOO normel starting to show his personality . & talk to us I even took him outside for the first time yesterday. the weather was nice and all the children were out for the first time in weeks. Tomrrow evening I'm having a meeting so all the parents can be told how to ancer their childs questions.Today I had to coll or tell, IN person ,every parent . But it was on the local raido and it will be in our paper tomrrow i'm sure. I dont know why I felt the need to tell you but every one told my i should write it down I kind of think maby or proubly if i was home and ont at the bank for that hour I might have checked on him moor often and this would not have happened . Baby Jack never liked to lay down when he was here i think he just didn't wont to miss anything he was so bright . when i layed him down i put him on his side but when i found him he was on his tummy i gess he could have rolled alittle befor he went to sleep he ciied a little at first . I have ben caring for children for over 15 years not counting my owen 2 boys ages 15 &23 and never have any thing ever happener like this I gess i just needed an ear thank you for beeing there / I'm sorry abought the spelling I never could spell . If you have a pamplit or something that will hilp the parents tomrrow please send it E-mail and I';; print it and copy it for them . thank You Carol Barbera

Name: George Strimpel
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From: Carleton, Michigan
Time: 1998-02-12 20:36:50
Comments: I have an eight month old daughter who was 2 months premature at birth. She had sleep apnea for the first 4 months of her life. If There had not been an infant monitor program for her I would have lost her to SIDS.

Name: Kerry Dick
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From: Sydney, Australia
Time: 1998-02-12 19:34:35
Comments: Hi! I had twin boys in April 94. The first, Jacob, was stillborn and we were so thankful that his identical brother, Sam, was born 'perfect'. 11 weeks later Sam died suddenly and we went with the idea it was a SIDS death for an agonising 4 months until pathology tests revealed he had a heart virus. However, in that first few months I had the most wonderful support from the Brisbane SIDS people (We lived in Bris at the time) I still couldn't thank them enough for putting me and my family back on track. We have since had another set of beautiful twins (boy and girl) who have been very happy and healthy. They are now over 2 years old. My heart goes out to you all who still don't have an answer for your childs death. Keep your chin up..... Kerry

Name: Dawn Glick
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From:
Time: 1998-02-12 19:02:55
Comments: Just wanted some information. Thank you.

Name: Nolan and Miranda Barkley
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From: Winona, Missouri
Time: 1998-02-12 19:13:14
Comments: Our son Brey Anatone Barkley died from SIDS at the young age of seven weeks and five days. We would be very grateful for anyone to whom can relate to this tradgedy to write us. We are currently expecting our third child in July. We would like to share our anxieties with someone who can relate to the fears and excitements.

Name: DALE COMEAU
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From: NOVA SCOTIA CANADA
Time: 1998-02-12 18:54:33
Comments: IM LOOKING FOR INFO ON THE EFFECTS OF SIDS ON THE PARENTS. THIS IS RESEACH FOR A PROJECT IM DOING IN SCHOOL

Name: patrick wenham
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From: Oriskany Falls,NY
Time: 1998-02-12 16:52:34
Comments: My wife and I are interested in sending a donation to the SIDS network. Our son Patrick, died of SIDS on November 23,1997. He was four months and two days old. Please send us some information. Our mailing address is: Patrick Wenham 5917A Tanner Road Oriskany Falls, NY 13425

Name: lisa
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From: RICHMOND VA
Time: 1998-02-12 15:11:44
Comments: hELLO, I'm a sids parent. My son was born 12/2/91 and left 2/22/92. I'm hoping this website will provide helpful information and perhaps I can help others through my experience.

Name: Kathleen Herlihy
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From: Mt Shasta CA
Time: 1998-02-12 09:49:19
Comments: I'm an OB RN and I work in a rural hospital. We have shared management and my task is policy and procedures. Our state will be mandating SIDs information to all of our patients in the future. Do you have a handout that is ok to copy for us to use for this purpose? email is ok or my address is Kathleen Herlihy, RN OB Mercy Medical Center 914 Pine Street Mt Shasta CA 96067. Thank you.

Name: Karen Botelho-Zingg
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From: Crescent City, CA
Time: 1998-02-12 09:24:39
Comments: I work with teen parents. One of our teen parents lost her baby to SIDS. I am trying to locate updated information . We are all devasted by this loss!

Name: Jessica
Website:
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From:
Time: 1998-02-11 12:19:18
Comments: My sister lost her daughter on 2/21/97. I was with her through everything that followed. We talk about her alot but with the anniversary of her death comming I don't know what I should do. I would like to send her some information I have found here but she is expecting another baby and I dont want to worry her more than she already is. She is on bed rest now and is sounding more depressed every time I talk to her.

Name: Rebecca
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From: California
Time: 1998-02-11 12:07:27
Comments: I just came on to do a school project but I think it reached me more emotionally than intellectually. I sympathize with all the parents that have gone through such a traumatic experiance and hope that though missing an important part of their lives they are happy and living well.

Name: Adam & Alyson Jones
Website: Keeping up with the Jones's
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From: Orlando, Florida
Time: 1998-02-11 10:03:29
Comments: I am a new mother and my baby only likes to sleep on his tummy. I am concerned about SIDS and would like more information.

Name: Lora KELLY
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From: Hillsboro, Ohio
Time: 1998-02-10 13:04:23
Comments: Five years ago today I lost my son to SIDS. Thank you for creating such a wonderful site to visit.

Name: Rhonda Chichester
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From: Hempstead, New York
Time: 1998-02-10 12:58:42
Comments: Hi ! My name is Rhonda Chichester ,and I loss my baby boy at 26 weeks. I loved my child and it kill me when I lose him. I know he is with GOD but I wish he was here with me! I do not know how to handle this! I want my baby! I know I can have more kids ,but I want the one I push out of me>

Name: Francine Paquette
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From: Sudbury,ontario,canada
Time: 1998-02-10 12:32:59
Comments: I live in Sudbury wich is also a french community, I would appreciate some french information.

Name: Jannike
Website:
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From: Sweden
Time: 1998-02-10 10:34:22
Comments: Making people aware of this problem is great! I just had a baby brother and I cant imagine life without him now. I hope that some knowledge will come up so this terrible thing doesnt have to happend again.

Name: Lisa Dulaney
Website:
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From: St Charles, MO
Time: 1998-02-10 09:25:55
Comments: I have signed once before. We lost our daughter Katie to SIDS 10/13/95. She was 2 1/2 months old. Her sisters were 3 and 4 1/2. She now has a new brother, well he's new to her, he's 18 months old. When I last signed the book I started recieving mail from people. One of those was Tricia Percy from Australia. She has a new email address now but I can't get through to her on it. I don't want her to think I've abandoned her, this was the only way I could think to let her know. Maybe she will see this. Thank you. Lisa

Name: Tammie E. Bryant
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From: Stationed at Ft.Bragg,N.C.
Time: 1998-02-10 09:08:18
Comments: I thank God for sites like this,I only wish I could have found it sooner. I have a baby daughter who will be one year old on the 12 of Febuary and SIDS was a BIG fear for me. I try to keep myself up to date on the SIDS issue but alot of times it has been hard for me to find information.ThANK YOU,for making it easier!!

Name: Micki Coolidge
Website:
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From: Seattle, WA son died in Redding CA
Time: 1998-02-10 01:47:32
Comments: I am doing a speech on Wednesday, February 11, 1998. It will be the most difficult thing that I have done since January 10, 1985 for my son. Please keep me in your prayers as even after all of these years it is still very painful. God bless u 1 & all for having all of the courage u have 2 get u thru. goodnite

Name: Heather E. White
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From: Burke, Virginia
Time: 1998-02-09 18:30:43
Comments: keep up the good work on keeping young children involved and up to date on issues that are so important in todays society. i can't feel exactly what these people are going throught but i definitely support you. thanks again for listening.

Name: NIKKI WILLI
Website: BELOIT EDUCATION
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From: BELOIT WISCONSIN
Time: 1998-02-09 11:43:13
Comments: I WAS LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON DEATHS BECAUSE THIS PAST WEEKEND MY 14 MONTH OLD NIECE DIED AND NOBODY KNOWS WHY SO I AM TRYING TO GET INFORMATION ON IT TO SEE IF I CAN FIGURE OUT THE CAUSE OF HER DEATH

Name: TOM GARDNER
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From: PITTSBURGH PA
Time: 1998-02-09 00:54:56
Comments: MY LITTLE TOMMY HAS BEEN GONE 7 YEARS NOW AND THE PAIN HAS NOT GOTTEN ANY EASIER NOR DO I EXPECT IT TO.TO BE HONEST I BLAME GOD.I KNOW NOONE WANTS TO HEAR THAT BUT OH WELL.MY PAIN WILL NEVER LESSEN OR GO AWAY.

Name: PAMELA GARDNER
Website:
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From: PITTSBURGH PA
Time: 1998-02-08 23:58:16
Comments: PLEASE FIND A CURE

Name: Angela Rowe
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From: Virginia
Time: 1998-02-08 22:38:15
Comments: In memory of my daughter, Isabelle Sunshine-September 15, 1996.

Name: jann sparks
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From: longview, texas
Time: 1998-02-08 15:25:05
Comments: we have been waiting for our new baby girl. we adopted several years ago and the birth mother was due again. unfortunantely the dr. choose not to do a repeat c-sec. and the mothers womb ruptured. our new baby girl died right away. there is not any chance for another sibling now. we are so hurt about the loss of this baby. the circumstances surrounding her loss have been so heavy on our heart. prayers cannot bring her back but they may lighten our pain. thank you, jann sparks

Name: Miss Michelle Patrice Sass
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From: Southeast USA
Time: 1998-02-08 13:18:54
Comments: I hope to receive some information for a term paper entitled, when pregnancy goes wrong.

Name: Kelly Fairfield
Website:
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From: Pennsylvania
Time: 1998-02-08 10:03:31
Comments: I had 2 miscarriages, one 10 yrs ago and one recently(I was married twice). I first one came during our break up and I got through it without too much upset. But this one hit me hard. I have not been able to get pregnant as of yet. We have been trying for 5 months. I know there are those who try for years, but I am 32 and feel like I am running out of time. It really depresses me at times. But we are planning on getting tested if nothing happens this time. Are there counsleors/therapists that specialize in helping those that have had miscarriages?

Name: WHITE, Doug & Cheri
Website:
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From: Spokane, WA
Time: 1998-02-07 16:58:28
Comments: Interested to hear of other parents in the Spokane, WA area that have been affected by SIDS. We returned our daughter to God on January 1st, 1998, after having been blessed for 2 months.

Name: Pat & Robert Griffth
Website:
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Time: 1998-02-07 16:26:39
Comments: We recently lost a 6 week old son to SIDS and would like to learn more about it to help us with our grief.

Name: Frauke Pieters
Website:
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From: The Netherlands
Time: 1998-02-07 08:48:31
Comments: I have had 9 pregnancy losses up to now. The doctors in the hospitals have no idea why I loose the pregnancys. I feel every time again so terrible sad when they can not help at all and have no plan for the future. It feels scary when I realize the the issue starts to rule my life. I wonder how other women handle it. Is there a list available of what research programs there are to find out the cause of pregnancy loss?

Name: Denise Moore
Website:
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From: Indianapolis, IN.
Time: 1998-02-07 07:38:36
Comments: My last name was incorrectly spelled in November. It was spelled Mooe and should be Moore. Thank you, Denise

Name: Tua Yang
Website: tuayang
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From: Fresno, CA
Time: 1998-02-07 01:28:05
Comments: Just recently, I heard a great deal about baby died from SIDS. I would like to find out what it realy is.

Name: Jeanne Graves Smith
Website:
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From: Kennewick, WA
Time: 1998-02-06 22:21:46
Comments: I had a son that died from SIDS, Kirk Raymond Graves was born on Sept. 17, 1971, he died on Dec. 8, 1971 in Etna, Maine. His father, Kenneth Robert Graves joined him in heaven on June 28, 1972. Your brother, Kevin, and I miss you, little Kirk, you are always with us in our hearts.

Name: KARA HOLWAY
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From: Florida
Time: 1998-02-06 10:04:24
Comments: I'm signing because my daughter died three months ago and I learned about this site off of the book the hospital gave me. Kiara Elizabeth Holway was a healthy and very happy baby and I will always miss her. People need to be educated on this subject and I have already started helping others learn about it. My pride and joy in my life was 4 1/2 mons. old and she was beautiful. I'm greatful to this site, books people have been giving me, and the people that helped me through most of this, but I know the worst is yet to come.

Name: Michelle Nixon
Website:
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From: NJ, USA
Time: 1998-02-06 00:09:49
Comments: My daughter, Cassidy Amber, was stillborn on November 5,1997 at full term due to a cord accident. The cord wrapped around her leg and she bent her knee, cutting off the flow of the cord.

Name: Charles Marish
Website:
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From: Primos Pa
Time: 1998-02-04 22:04:05
Comments: I lost my son precious Danny in 89. In my desperate need to see my sone again, I came across some extraordinary information that I want to share with you. Lucid Dreaming is the ability to become aware and to recognize that you are dreaming. In the instant that you become aware, your dream will transform into a vivid and tangible event. Also you will aquire the ability to control every aspect of your dream. With this ability you will have the oppertunity to dream of anyone whom you desire and have it seem as though you are actually with them again. If you would like more information please feel free to Email me Sincerly Charles Marish STDANIAL@aol.com

Name: Becky Heard
Website:
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From: N. California
Time: 1998-02-04 16:51:25
Comments: My husband and I lost our first child and only daughter, Holly (5/26/94-6/9/94). We have been blessed with two beautiful boys since, but it is still so hard. I have been so touched by the stories and poems on the First Person SIDS page.

Name: chris & jamie frizzell
Website:
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From: yukon oklahoma
Time: 1998-02-04 14:15:35
Comments: we recently lost our son to what we think is SIDS because it has only been 2 weeks we are just in shambles we could use any help you could give us

Name: Vanessa Farley
Website:
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From: Boston
Time: 1998-02-04 13:50:05
Comments: I lost my daughter Hillary Farley to SIDS on December 16,1997. She was born on September 2, 1998. I miss her more than words can say.

Name: Kristy Dockstader
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Time: 1998-02-04 13:43:10
Comments: We lost our son Bryce to SIDS on Sept. 6, 1997. Since then I have become very active in our state's SIDS affiliate. I became the Parent Contact Coordinator at the beginning of the year. It's good to know that there is support outside of Utah for people who have experienced this terrible tragedy.

Name: Tonya Cunningham
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
Time: 1998-02-03 23:45:28
Comments: I lost a 14 month old son - my life ended that day. Reading this website impressed upon me just how many other people have lost a beloved child to sids. This is not my E-mail address. I do not have a computer at home. I think it is time I got one so that I can communicate with many other mothers and fathers who know exaclty how I am feeling and will feel for the rest of my life.

Name: Brenda Hutchinson
Website:
Referred by: From www.GuestWorld.com
From: Austin Tx
Time: 1998-02-03 22:14:02
Comments: I visited 12/12/97 3 days after losing my daughter. Megan Desiree Hutchinson 9/8/97-12/09/97. I am still hurt and saddened by losing her, but am choosing to seek out the lesson in all of this. Which is life is short and we tend to forget our purpose here. It's not to work 110 hrs a week and plug into the television when we get home, but to live each moment as if it were our last. To remember to be kind to that person who was short with you and to find balance. Megan was my first child. I said she would be my last. I lied. Thank you for changing my life Meg you have made me a better person. Love Mom

Name: Betsy
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: NH
Time: 1998-02-03 15:59:52
Comments: I lost my son, my first child, the day after he was born. It's been three years and it still has a daily impact on my life, sometimes sad, sometimes joyous.

Name: sharon ferrell
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: cambridge England
Time: 1998-02-03 05:20:18
Comments: im so glad there is a web page fpr us parents i would like to get my son zachary on the pictures of love.

Name: Tracy Alayne Morlock
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Pasadena, Texas
Time: 1998-02-02 18:12:34
Comments: We lost our beautiful 20 month old daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, December 21, 1997. I am trying to find other parents who have lost an older baby to SIDS/ SUD.

Name: Sherry Metts
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Memphis, TN
Time: 1998-02-02 16:51:02
Comments: If anyone has information for a Memphis, TN support group or knows how I can start one, please e-mail me. Thank you for having this incredible amount of information available at everyone's fingertips. I have certainly learned alot about SIDS and would love to help in any way I can. Thank you.

Name: K. S. Sibert, MD
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Los Angeles, Ca.
Time: 1998-02-02 15:51:18
Comments: I am a SIDS parent and an anesthesiologist.

Name: judy
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From:
Time: 1998-02-02 10:00:28
Comments: Well, I have signed several times. Friday, January 30, 1998, I found out I am pregnant. Overjoyed and scared. I have had seven miscarriages. I was just not ready to give up. I will be 39 in April. I feel more emotional this time than the other times. I think it is because I know this is "do or die". I really think that if I lose this baby that I need to move on. I am scared of my age. I have only told one person. This roller coaster is eating me up. More later....... Thank you all for listening. Judy

Name: Mimi
Website: Just Good Stuff
Referred by: From www.GuestWorld.com
From: california
Time: 1998-02-02 05:34:23
Comments: I let Guestworld randomly pick a Guestbook for me to look at (I was extremely bored). Gosh, how sad. I've never seen such a sad crowd. I feel so bad. But, it sure opened my eyes and heart to those who deal and dealt with sudden infant death syndrome. I can't imagine, actually don't want to imagine, life w/o my baby. I'm a pretty young mother (20 years old) and I have a one year old. What age groups are the parents of most SIDS cases? Just wondering. I don't know anyone who has gone through it, and it might also be a topic lots of people would rather not talk about, especially if it happened to them. I'm so heartbroken, after reading just a few of the entries. Let me close this for now. ~*Mimi*~

Name: Bob and Diane Rousseau
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Westland Michigan
Time: 1998-02-01 22:43:48
Comments: Our second child but first son Robert Joseph Rousseau II was born 3/25/97 and passed on 6/16/97 they called it SIDS. We know we will all be together again some day. He still lets us know in small ways that he is with us.

Name: Ginger Morse
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan
Time: 1998-02-01 15:16:28
Comments: I witnessed SIDS first hand with my Best Friends, although I have never been through it with my children, I know how terrible of a thing it is. I hope that someday we will have more knowledge of this terrible condition (for lack of a better word), and we will stop this from taking our innocent angels away from us!

Name: Michael Vied
Website: homenet.att.~mvied
Referred by: Net Search
From: Tallahassee, Fl
Time: 1998-02-01 09:22:18
Comments: We have recently lost our 3 month old sonto SIDS

Name: Kathi Tripoli
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Pasadena, California
Time: 1998-02-01 01:26:21
Comments: My daughter Lindsay Meghan Mason died May 31, 1986 in Nevada Missouri. She was six weeks old. I am the President of the SIDS Foundation of Southern California. I think this is a wonderful thing for parents like us. Just to be in contact with those that understand our pain. Please write if I can be of any help to anyone, anytime.

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