A major medical discovery in SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) was inadvertently made by a practicing ER doctor in Toronto, Canada on Friday October 28th, 2022, after sunset. ✡️ It all started with a 7-year-old boy who recalled recurrent life-threatening breathing emergencies in the night 45 years after the fact.
The story is incredible. It continues to unfold at its own pace as of December 1, 2023.
I am his doctor. I am his advocate, his researcher and scholarly author. I am also… him.
Adverse childhood experiences and grief need to be explored in all children and adults. It can present in seemingly unrelated ways like delayed speech or language problems. The sooner the better. Even greater discoveries await… internal ones!