Anyone who’s ever had a child can tell you how magical and difficult the first few weeks are. Adjusting to a newborn baby is always a challenge.
25-year-old David Hulley of Stockport, England, became a dad for the second time just a few weeks ago.
One day, David laid down on the couch with his newborn baby in his arms. Two hours later, he woke up to discover something was terribly wrong with his four-week-old son.
When he fell asleep with his son, Karson Winter-Hulley, in his arms, he thought the child perfectly safe. As most parents would.
The young dad told The Sun: “He seemed to calm down and snuggled in to me. I was comforting him whilst the bottle warmed up, I was just admiring him and amazed by him.
“He went off to sleep and I fell asleep with him on the sofa. I wasn’t fully lying down, I was right up against the back and he was on my arm. I just dozed off.”
But two hours later when David woke up on the sofa with the baby still in his arms, he realized right away that there was something terribly wrong when baby Karson made no sound.
Despite the father’s best efforts, the boy was unresponsive.
“I ran upstairs and said to Beverly I think something’s wrong with him. Beverly tried kissing his mouth but she couldn’t feel anything. We called an ambulance and they tried to resuscitate him.”
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The couple rushed to their precious son to the hospital in a bid to save his life, but tragically, the four-week-old was already dead.
Doctors were unable to resuscitate him.
Baby Karson had suffered from instant Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and no one knew why. SIDS is something that occurs when a young child is sleeping, and it’s difficult to spot signs that anything is wrong.
Pathologist Melanie Newbold said about Karson; “He was quite a small baby for his age. He had no outside injuries or marks and was perfectly normal. He had signs of a common cold, but he was well until he died.”
Our prayers are with this heartbroken family. RIP, little Karson.