The mother says ‘what was supposed to be a routine procedure’ has left her young daughter fighting for life

 The mother says ‘what was supposed to be a routine procedure’ has left her young daughter fighting for life

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The mother stated that her young daughter had a standard medical procedure and that while she was recovering, her lungs began to fill with fluid, causing her to go into cardiac arrest.

The young girl then fell into cardiac arrest, forcing medical personnel to start chest compressions. Unfortunately, this resulted in her hemorrhage.

Doctors intubated the young girl after several minutes of chest compressions. “She is on the ventilator which is breathing for her. 

They are running an EEG now to check for seizure activity. They will do a CT scan today to see if there is damage to her brain. They will repeat x-rays throughout the day to see if her lungs are keeping the fluid out.” the mother wrote on her Facebook page.

“Every time I say to myself I can’t take one more thing…. One more thing happens. Honestly, at this point, I don’t even know how we are functioning. The exhaustion is beyond belief, the heartache is too cruel to even talk about.” the girl’s mother, Meagan, reportedly said.

She claims her daughter Charley was born with 22q syndrome, which can affect any system in the body and cause a wide range of health problems.

She created a Facebook page for the recovery of her twins, Lainey and Levi, who nearly drowned in 2020. Meagan stated that her daughter Charley was recovering from treatment when she experienced a laryngeal spasm, rendering her unable to breathe.

She went into cardiac arrest, and medical staff began chest compressions immediately. Unfortunately, this resulted in her hemorrhage.

They intubated the small girl after several minutes of chest compressions. Meagan couldn’t help but think of the frightening incident her twins had in a friend’s pool.

Lainey recovered completely, but Levi suffered major brain damage. According to WTHR, Levi is still recovering more than a year after the tragedy.

Charley underwent medical tests to see whether any damage had been done while questioning why her family was being put through another test. And now for some good news. Charley had what doctors thought was a seizure on Thursday night, but it turns out she was only trying to wake up from sedation.

Her chest x-ray looked “great” on Friday morning, and doctors were able to lower the setting on her ventilator in the hopes of extubating her on Saturday. Meagan also stated that they hope to start introducing food to Charley. Meagan has been wary of looking too optimistic after going through a rollercoaster of emotions.

Meagan shared her unfortunate experience on her Facebook profile. 

“I honestly don’t have words. I’m numb, heartbroken, angry, confused, and completely empty. I’m trying to process everything and I’m hoping I have the information correct to update. What was supposed to be a routine procedure has ended in me reliving the worst day of my life. 

Charley was on the recovery floor after her procedure and as she was waking had a laryngeal spasm – which prevented her from being able to breathe. Her lungs filled with fluid which is called pulmonary edema.

She went into cardiac arrest and they started chest compressions which caused her to hemorrhage. After 6-7 minutes of compressions, they intubated. Charley’s oxygen still dropped many times and she had to be bagged to get her breathing again.

The hospital staff has been amazing and their quick actions are so appreciated. It’s like I’m reliving the twins drowning- they are doing all the same things to Charley as they had to do with the twins.

They are cooling her body to keep her temperature down. She is intubated on a ventilator with high flow to keep the fluid from gathering in her lungs.

They have had to branch her twice to suction and try to stop the bleeding from her lungs. They will do an EEG to check her brain activity. They just did an echo and luckily her heart is functioning okay.

I can’t believe this is happening – my sweet beautiful girl who was making pizzas for the doctors before her surgery and giggling with me is now on full support making sure she makes it through the night and recovers. I wasn’t expecting this at all. I promised her we would be home tonight.

She was so excited to go to the hospital today – she couldn’t wait to see the nice doctors who would help make her feel better. Little did I know they would not just be doing a routine procedure but saving her life tonight. Thank you to all the staff here.” the mom reportedly wrote.

A few hours earlier, the mother gave an update, saying that the ICU staff had decided to proceed with extubation and that her daughter’s lungs no longer seemed sick. However, the mother believes the desaturation episodes are caused by her being furious while still intubated.

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