Bedtime Could Be Deadly For Your Baby
reprint from the Sun Sentinel June 10th, 2011
by: Bob LaMendola
Experts Give Parents Lessons On Reducing Infant Deaths
|Written by CYNTHIA ROBY|
Special to South Florida Times
Ivan and Syrtte Thorpe became parents of premature triplet boys six years ago. The babies, born in the sixth month of gestation, all weighed one and a half pounds.
“They were so tiny that I could hold them each in the palm of my hand,” said Thorpe, 40, of Fort Lauderdale.
But one of the infants, who was born with blood on his brain, died the day after his birth. Another, whose internal organs never fully developed, lived one week. The third boy survived and, now at age 6, is healthy and continues to grow, Thorpe said.