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turning blue

does anyone know if infants that die of sids turn blue?  i read somewhere that sids deaths do not turn blue, if they are blue than they died of asphixiation.  i really need to know  thank you
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My Daughter did not turn blue. When We realized she wasnt breathing she looked normal. no discoloration at all
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485554 tn?1256003590
babys that die of SIDS dont turn blue, i do believe they only change a bluish color is when they are dead for a while. when my niece passed away from SIDS, she was not blue.
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They actually turn an ashy grey color. I used to work in a NICU when they can't breath their lips can turn blue though.
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1322724 tn?1295416447
My son was gray when he was being held and we noticed that he had stopped breathing. I believe that when someone turns blue it is a sign that their blood has been deoxygenated for some time meaning that the oxygenated blood is completely gone which would happen after a period of time with no breathing. It is merely a sign of death.  
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