Jahi McMath, 13, had her tonsils removed at Children’s Hospital of Oakland in California on Dec. 9 as part of an operation to correct sleep apnea. But she had complications and went into cardiac arrest. She was declared brain dead three days later.
No it’s not Halloween, though when you see the bloody photo that Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted of his son, you may think differently.
Every year, nearly half a million kids have their tonsils removed. New guidelines are helping doctors and parents make better decisions about who needs surgery and who doesn’t.