Devastated mum says her life has been 'completely shattered' after daughter, 2, dies suddenly in her sleep

A MUM says her life has been "completely shattered" after her two-year-old daughter died suddenly in her sleep.

Natalie Morley found her daughter Aaliyah Jayde Nolan unresponsive at her home in Alsager, Cheshire on January 23 last year.

Paramedics rushed to the house but little Aaliyah was already dead when they arrived, Stoke-on-Trent Live reported.

An inquest found Aaliyah died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Devastated Natalie was too ill to attend the inquest yesterday, but said in an emotional statement: "Aaliyah was a happy, healthy baby.

"My whole world and life is completely shattered. I can't put into words what I am going through. I will never recover from the loss of my beautiful daughter."

Dr Michael Grosdenier, who works as a paediatrician at Leighton Hospital, told the inquest that Aaliyah had been a "little unwell" in the hours before her death, with a cold and runny nose.

"She was given some paracetamol the evening before. But she was not breathing in the morning," he said.

Dr Daniel Hurrell, a paediatric pathologist at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, carried out a post-mortem examination on Aaliyah.

He said he found evidence of a viral infection in the little girl's lungs and respiratory tract.

Dr Hurrell gave the cause of death as "unascertained" as he was unable to find a definite cause.

He said: "I would agree that she died from natural causes. The virus was the likely cause of death. I would not disagree with that.

"It certainly played a part. SIDS or cot death is a natural cause of death. Atypical SIDS is something to consider.

"It is tragic. No-one could have suspected the child was going to die. I do not think anything could have been done from any perspective."

Cheshire assistant coroner Peter Sigee said: "I am satisfied that the cause of death was atypical Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

"Aaliyah Jayde died peacefully in her sleep from atypical Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

"I am satisfied that the appropriate conclusion is that she died from natural causes."

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