10-day-old boy dies after surgery for sepsis in Minnesota
A 10-month-old girl died after receiving emergency anesthesia at a Minnesota hospital on Thursday, state health officials said.
The baby girl was born on Nov. 11 to a surrogate mother, who gave birth to her in a neonatal intensive care unit, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
The child, whose name was not released, was brought to the hospital after the surrogate mother received a fever and went into cardiac arrest.
The girl died on the way to a hospital, and a doctor performed an emergency surgery.
She was then transferred to St. Michael’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m.
Doctors said the girl’s parents and grandmother were not in the room when the surgery was performed, and that she may have had a fever.
The girl had a history of sepsias, or inflammation of the blood vessels in the lungs, but no other problems were reported.
The state health department does not have details about the girl.
The case is the first known case of a newborn who received emergency anesthesia during labor, according the Minnesota Department of Public Health.
In the last five years, the department reported, there have been about 5,000 emergency-neonatal care procedures at hospitals in Minnesota, according a press release from the department.