Finley Boyle, 3, had suffered massive brain damage after undergoing a dental procedure last month. As of Friday evening, reports state that the girl has passed away.
The young girl had been pronounced brain dead after going into cardiac arrest during her dental procedure at Island Dentistry for Children in Kailua, Hawaii. According to CNN, the parents of the 3-year-old were suing the practice and Lilly Geyer for using improper medications and incorrect dosages during their daughter’s procedure on December 3, 2013.
The lawsuit continues on to say that Dr. Geyer and her staff were ill-prepared for medical emergencies such as Finley’s, and according to the Huffington Post, “during the incident, staff had to run down the hall to ask for help from a neighboring pediatrician.”
The family was devastated by the turn of events, and they did everything they could to make sure that little Finley was taken care of and comfortable. A Facebook page, PRAY for Finley, was even dedicated to sending her and her family the prayers and even helped with raising funds for the family.
Finley’s mother, Ashley Boyle, told reporters that she believed that her daughter wouldn’t be alive much longer, and it was with a heavy heart that they had to announce the young girl’s passing Friday night. A statement was released by Kenneth L. Zeri, president and chief professional officer of Hospice Hawaii and read as follows:
“There are few greater privileges in life than to accompany someone on their end-of-life journey, providing comfort and support not only to that person but also to their loved ones,” the statement said. “As with all of our patients, we were truly blessed to be able to be there for The Boyle Family and for Finley at the end of her journey.”
[Image via Pray for Finley Facebook Page]