Why did our Gary die?

Why did our Gary die?

There are 2 comments on the St Helens Today story from Apr 18, 2008, titled Why did our Gary die?. In it, St Helens Today reports that:

“We saw him on the Tuesday night after his scan and he was bit groggy but he was fine. Less than 24 hours later he was fighting for his life in intensive care.”

A family have spoken of their heartbreak after a 31-year-old man died just two days after being diagnosed with a twisted hernia. via St Helens Today

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Hollywood, FL

#1 Jun 8, 2008
I am interested in hearing more about Gary's medical complication. Please contact me at [email protected] I provide research regarding hernia surgery complications.
I am very sorry for your loss,

National Meshoma Foundation

Rapid City, SD

#2 Apr 27, 2009
Sounds like he developed septic complications. Incarcerated hernia which set off his body's immune system probably causing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and multisystem organ failure. You always think this happens in the older patient with multiple co-morbidities, but can occur in younger healthy individuals. I once saw something similar in a patient admitted for a small abscess located within the wrist. The body's immune system goes overboard.

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