Jocelyn Ann Hampel
Jocelyn Ann Hampel was a Wisconsin girl who has died after having a tooth extracted while under anesthesia at the dentist’s office. Hampel died days after visiting a Cedarburg dentist for a tooth removal on January 8, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
How old was Jocelyn Ann Hampel?
Jocelyn Ann Hampel was 7 years old at the time of death.
Jocelyn Ann Hampel Death & Cause of death
Jocelyn Ann Hampel’s heart stopped halfway through the procedure while she was sedated and the dentist’s office performed CPR, the outlet reported. ‘They were able to regain a pulse enough to transport her to Aurora [Medical Center] in Grafton,’ said Brian Gould, her uncle and godfather.
The Jackson Elementary first-grader lived the final days of her short life in a medically induced coma before she was taken off life support on January 14 when tests indicated a lack of brain activity.
Gould told the outlet that the medical examiner’s office would perform an autopsy to figure out what happened to the young girl.
Parents Luke and Ashley Hampel have mourned the loss of their daughter in posts to social media.
‘It’s been a week since we last kissed you, held you in our arms, snuggled with you in your hospital bed and ran our hands through your curly hair,’ Ashley Hampel wrote on Facebook.
‘It seems like just yesterday but at the same time even longer because these days are next to impossible to get through.
‘You were just an innocent 7-year-old little girl in the dentist chair, we were supposed to go home, cuddle and spoil you and you’d be back to yourself by the next day. You didn’t deserve this, you had so much joy and life left to live.’
Jocelyn Ann Hampel Photo – Picture
Luke Hampel posted a picture of his hand holding hers on Instagram, with the caption: ‘There are no words… rest easy my baby. Until we meet again.’
He later posted another which shows a pile of Fruit Loops sitting on a table.
‘Your favorite snack will always be where you remember it,’ he said.