& # 39; His chest did not move, I felt his forehead – he was cold & # 39 ;: father relives the shattering moment when he woke up and his & # 39; happy and healthy & # 39; baby boy found dead next to him in bed – and his frantic struggle to save him
- The four-month-old Bronlee was a happy and healthy baby before he suddenly died
- His father Jayden Ward woke up and saw him dead in bed next to him on Saturday
- He called triple zero and tried to resuscitate Bronlee for & # 39; what felt like an entire life & # 39;
- In a preliminary report from the coroner, it was found that Bronlee & # 39; s cause of death is not decisive
- Jayden and his wife Dee-Jay warn other parents of newborns about cot death
A grieving father experienced the unimaginable moment again when he awoke when his four-month-old son lay dead in bed beside him.
Little Bronlee died on Saturday of what is believed to be the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and destroyed his parents Dee-Jay and Jayden Ward.
The & # 39; happy and healthy & # 39; baby slept with him on Friday night in Mr Ward's bed, while Mrs. Ward was in the hospital with surgery.
Mr. Ward's world crashed on Saturday morning when he woke up next to his son's lifeless body.
& # 39; That morning I woke up as usual, opened my eyes, looked at him and saw that his chest was not moving, & # 39; he told Daily Mail Australia.
Adelaide pair Dee-Jay Ward and Jayden Ward & # 39; s son Bronlee died on Saturday of what is believed to be the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Mrs. Ward told Daily Mail Australia that Bronlee was a happy and healthy four month old baby
& # 39; I think it didn't click at all at that time. But then I felt his forehead and it was cold. I picked him up and he did not respond – I screamed three times & # 39; bubba & # 39 ;.
Ward rushed to his mother-in-law's room to ask for help, before calling an ambulance who led him through CPR steps.
& # 39; I tried to resuscitate him for about two minutes, which happened to be a lifetime. & # 39;
Unfortunately, Bronlee could not be saved.
The heartbroken parents still don't know exactly what caused the death of Bronlee, because the coroner's report did not find the reason for his death decisive
Mr. Ward said he was trying to resuscitate Bronlee for & # 39; what felt like a lifelong & # 39; awaiting an ambulance
Mrs. Ward told Daily Mail Australia that Bronlee showed no signs of ill health.
& # 39; He was also very happy, the first thing he did every morning was smiling and the last thing he did before he smiled and smiled at bed, & # 39; she said.
Mrs. Ward said she received the devastating news while she was still in the hospital.
& # 39; I just walked into the room and saw my mother and Jayden crying and my first thought was: & # 39; Where is Bronlee, what's the matter? & # 39; & # 39; But I still didn't think he was gone, & she said.
& # 39; But then she told me the words & # 39; I'm sorry & # 39; told, I just knew. I dropped to the floor and repeatedly stayed & # 39; no, no, no & # 39; say.
Mrs. Ward immediately packed her things and left the hospital as quickly as she could.
Mrs. Ward said the devastating news of Bronlee's death had been broken while she was still in the hospital
& # 39; It was the worst day of my life. And I want it to never go through and we don't want anyone else to experience that, & she said.
The heartbroken parents still do not know exactly what caused Bronlee's death, because the coroner's report did not find the reason for his death decisive.
The couple now hopes to raise awareness of cot death.
& # 39; If we can create enough awareness to even help prevent one family from going through what we are going through … that would be great, & # 39; said Mr. Ward.
The couple urges newborn parents to do their research to reduce the chance that the same tragedy will happen to them.
Mrs. Ward said Bronlee was an extremely happy baby who was constantly smiling
Jayden and Dee-Jay are now urging newborns' parents to do their research to reduce the likelihood of the same tragedy happening to them
& # 39; Please if you are a parent, regardless of their age. Keep your child close. Give them the biggest kiss and hug you can get. You never know when it may be your last, & Mr Ward wrote on Facebook.
The families of the couple will participate in the K & # 39; s For Kids 34 km walk from Salisbury to Glenelg, with all donations for the Sids Foundation and Kids South Australia Foundation.
Friends of Mr and Mrs Ward have one Go Fund Me to pay the bills of the family while taking the time to mourn.
The exact number of babies who died of cot death is unknown, but it is estimated that between 130 and 150 babies per year are required in Australia.
Sudden unexpected death in childhood (SUDI) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby.
SUDI can be the result of a serious illness or a problem with which the baby was born, but most SUDI deaths occur as a result of cot death or a fatal sleep accident.
If no cause for death can be found, it becomes & # 39; cot death & # 39; what is the sudden, unexpected, and inexplicable death of a seemingly good baby.
Most deaths occur during the first 3 months of a baby's life.
Babies born prematurely or with a low birth weight are at a higher risk and infant cot death is also more common.
Most unexpected deaths occur while the child sleeps in his bed at night.
However, SIDS can also occur if a baby is sleeping during the day or, sometimes, when he is awake.
How to prevent cot death:
– Sleep baby on their back and keep their head and face uncovered
– Keep baby smoke free before and after birth
– Safe sleeping environment day and night
– Sleep baby in a safe crib in the parents' room
SOURCE: Health Direct
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