Aritzaid Santiago, 39-year-old, was found guilty of the Shaken Baby Syndrome that caused severe brain trauma in 5-month-old Nathan Bonano in 2006. Nathan is three-years-old now. He required emergency brain surgery when he was injured.
Ms. Santiago will be sentenced on Monday, October 19th.
What are the signs and symptoms of SBS?
The common signs and symptoms of SBS include poor feeding, failure to thrive, vomiting, weakness, irritability, a change in overall muscle tone, decreased alertness, seizures, pale skin color, cool skin temperature, difficulty breathing and sudden respiratory or cardiac arrest. The fontanelles may be swollen depending on the age of the infant. It is important to remember that there may be no bruising, scrapes or outward physical signs of trauma. There may be only a change in behavior as described in the first sentence. It is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.