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Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:35 PM

Social media’s 4-month-old Bernie Sanders lookalike has died

Source: WAPO

Bernie Baby, the cheerful infant who won the affections of people of all political stripes after his mom posted photos on social media of him greeting Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a lookalike white-haired wig, oversized glasses and plaid tie, has died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Oliver Jack Carter Lomas-Davis of Los Angeles died Feb. 25, his aunt Anastasia Lomas told The Associated Press. He was 4 months old.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/social-medias-4-month-old-bernie-sanders-lookalike-has-died/2016/03/03/a4edae52-e18f-11e5-8c00-8aa03741dced_story.html



How sad. RIP little one.

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Reply Social media’s 4-month-old Bernie Sanders lookalike has died (Original post)
Sophiegirl Mar 2016 OP
47of74 Mar 2016 #1
big_dog Mar 2016 #3
peacebird Mar 2016 #2
big_dog Mar 2016 #4
montana_hazeleyes Mar 2016 #5
Lucky Luciano Mar 2016 #7
montana_hazeleyes Mar 2016 #10
big_dog Mar 2016 #9
Kingofalldems Mar 2016 #6
Lazy Daisy Mar 2016 #8
1monster Mar 2016 #13
proverbialwisdom Mar 2016 #21
Arazi Mar 2016 #11
redwitch Mar 2016 #12
tabasco Mar 2016 #14
ReallyIAmAnOptimist Mar 2016 #15
Duckfan Mar 2016 #16
LibDemAlways Mar 2016 #17
colorado_ufo Mar 2016 #18
colorado_ufo Mar 2016 #19
magical thyme Mar 2016 #20
Duckfan Mar 2016 #22
Calista241 Mar 2016 #23
Cavallo Mar 2016 #24

Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:36 PM

1. RIP little guy

 

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:38 PM

2. Nooooo.....! Poor little guy. Poor parents and family....

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:40 PM

4. rip young one

 

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:42 PM

5. How sad.

RIP little one. Sending thoughts to his family. They must be going through so much despair.

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Response to montana_hazeleyes (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:44 PM

7. No kidding.

Gut punch. Baseball bat to the chest kind of awfulness.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:49 PM

10. Yes.

Nothing worse than this.

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Response to montana_hazeleyes (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:48 PM

9. so sad

 

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:43 PM

6. A real tragedy. Couldn't imagine losing a child like that.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:47 PM

8. We need more research

 

SIDS is more common than we think. And we still don't have an idea what causes it.

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Response to Lazy Daisy (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:16 PM

13. They pretty much know the causes of SIDS now. The problem is in

knowing which babies are more likely to fall victim to it. Babies that are high risk (premature, low birth weight) are often put on breathing monitors that have an alarm if the baby stops breathing. Perhaps all babies at the risk age of two to four months should be placed on these monitors. Having babies sleep on their backs does apparently help to lower the risk of SIDS, but that information is not necessarily well known.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sudden-infant-death-syndrome/basics/causes/con-20020269

Physical factors associated with SIDS include:

Brain abnormalities. Some infants are born with problems that make them more likely to die of SIDS. In many of these babies, the portion of the brain that controls breathing and arousal from sleep doesn't work properly.

Low birth weight. Premature birth or being part of a multiple birth increases the likelihood that a baby's brain hasn't matured completely, so he or she has less control over such automatic processes as breathing and heart rate.

Respiratory infection. Many infants who died of SIDS had recently had a cold, which may contribute to breathing problems.
Sleep environmental factors

The items in a baby's crib and his or her sleeping position can combine with a baby's physical problems to increase the risk of SIDS. Examples include:

Sleeping on the stomach or side. Babies who are placed on their stomachs or sides to sleep may have more difficulty breathing than those placed on their backs.

Sleeping on a soft surface. Lying face down on a fluffy comforter or a waterbed can block an infant's airway. Draping a blanket over a baby's head also is risky.

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Response to 1monster (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 12:50 PM

21. FYI, such a devastating event is not well understood at the present time. Research is ongoing.

ESSENTIAL SITE: http://www.cdc.gov/sids/ (Page last updated: January 26, 2016)

http://www.cdc.gov/sids/data.htm

Fast Facts (Page last updated: February 8, 2016)

Each year in the United States, there are about 3,500 Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). These deaths occur among infants less than 1 year old and have no immediately obvious cause.

The three commonly reported types of SUID are

1. SIDS. About 1,500 infants died of SIDS in 2014.
2. Unknown cause.
3. Accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed.

Overview timeline: http://www.cdc.gov/sids/suidabout.htm
Last Updated: January 12, 2016: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/spotlight/fact-sheet/frequently-asked-questions-about-sudden-death-young-case-registry

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/sids.html
http://kellybroganmd.com/driving-epidemic-sudden-infant-death-sids/

Till It Happens To You (Lady Gaga)

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:51 PM

11. Tragic and devastating. RIP Oliver



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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:51 PM

12. SIDS is terrible!

Such a sweet little guy, his family must be devastated. RIP

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:25 PM

14. Life is not fair.

 

It just seems like a big mistake.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:07 PM

15. Ohhh. Heartbreaking.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:39 PM

16. RIP Little Bernie


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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 03:03 AM

17. His aunt has established a gofundme.com account

in his name to help pay for funeral expenses and possibly counseling for the family. His mother is absolutely devastated. Such a heartbreaking situation, but it restores my faith in humanity a little bit to see that so many people have pitched in to help out and are posting thoughtful and sincere notes of condolence.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 05:27 AM

18. Oh, my little angel!

Rest in Heaven, little Oliver. My your family be comforted that the whole world knew your name and saw you, and that hopefully you will have been in the arms of the next President of the United States.

All of DU should visit gofundme.com and donate. No one plans to pay for a funeral for a four month old, and most life insurance policies won't cover one so young.

Poor mother - may she, Oliver's father, and the family find peace.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 05:40 AM

19. Please donate and remember.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 09:47 AM

20. ...

 



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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 12:43 AM

22. I was thinking of this little guy today and was hoping its not too....

...late to send these.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 03:35 AM

23. RIP. Sad to hear such tragic stories. n/t

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Response to Sophiegirl (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 06:09 AM

24. RIP little one.

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