If you’re already scared of going to the Dentist’s office, you shouldn’t read this. This is tragic.
Daily Mail – A 17-year-old high school student died three days after she suffered a cardiac arrest during a routine wisdom teeth procedure, her family has revealed in a heartbreaking online statement.
Sydney Galleger, a junior at Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota, went to her dentist’s office on Tuesday morning for a ‘simple wisdom teeth extraction’, which was going well until the ‘very end’.
Her blood pressure suddenly shot up, her pulse dropped and she went into a cardiac arrest. The dentist frantically started performing CPR on the teen as emergency crews rushed to the scene.
Sydney was then transported to the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, where she was placed on a ventilator to help with her breathing, her relatives posted on a CaringBridge page.
In subsequent days, she suffered numerous seizures and underwent surgery to fit a drain in her skull to relieve the swelling of her brain. However, her brain continued to swell, cutting off the drain.
In the early hours of Friday morning, doctors informed Sydney’s devastated mother, Diane, father, Steve, and younger brother, Jack, that there was nothing more they could do, Fox9.com reported.
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