Tuesday, May 22, 2012
My Son Died
He suffered a seizure that sent him into cardiac arrest. The cause is unknown. He was resuscitated after thirty minutes, but suffered catastrophic brain damage, which led to complete brain death. This began Friday. He was pronounced brain dead on Monday.
He was otherwise healthy and beautiful, and was at the park playing up until he crawled into his mother's lap and seemed to want to sleep. His head lulled more than it should, and that was that.
Here is a picture of him at our wedding in March. He is the beautiful one.
We signed him as an organ donor. Since he suffered asphyxiation, his organs are pristine. Furthermore, they are going into children.
His heart as I type is being sewn into a 2 month-old baby girl, his liver into a toddler, and both his kidneys into a 69 year-old woman. It is fair to say that my son today saved the lives of three people.
He is my hero.
Dastan Jerome Wheeler Trant
November 11, 2010 - May 21, 2012