Autistic Boy Dies After Routine Dental Procedure in Washington State

A Vancouver, Washington family is mourning the loss of their 4-year-old son who passed away on Friday. The boy, who was on the autism spectrum, would not keep his mouth open during a routine dental procedure. Consequently, he was given a shot of Ketamine so his mouth could be examined. The mother claims that at the time of the procedure the anesthesiologist told her that her son was given an extra does to ensure that he did not wake up halfway through.

At the end of the procedure, the child did not wake up. Staff members administered CPR and called paramedics to the scene. The boy was then transported to the hospital where his passing was confirmed. Officials say it will take eight weeks for the toxicology report.

Anesthesia errors are a harsh reality. Too little can cause the patient immense pain while too much can cause catastrophic injuries or fatality.

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