When our little girl was born, on the surface she looked healthy. But after about 6 months she started having symptoms that turned out to be sickle cell symptoms. At six months she had dactylics (Foot and hand syndrome), followed by her first case with pneumonia at 7 months. Around the time she turned nine months old, she had (BRUE) a brief resolved unexplained event. At the time all we saw was that she became pale, unresponsive, sweaty and this lasted for about a minutes. In medical terms, this is when an infant younger than one year stops breathing, has a change in muscle tone, turns pale or blue in color, or is unresponsive. I have since heard of other parents of children living with SCD that their kids also experienced this episode. Other symptoms included her suffering incessant coughs and colds, which led to a second pneumonia attack at twelve months.