כ"ח בתמוז תשס"ז
Erev Shabbat an odd news item at Foxnews caught my attention as connected to my mazal through the age of the victim (חי, representing the chayah-yechidah soul of messianic consciousness), the site of first publication (The Record, like my 100% supported records), to the idea of thwarting the best laid plans of men to remove my Torah wisdom (the victim was having 3 of his wisdom teeth removed and the 32 years the dentist had been practising dentistry), to the idea of liberation (the date the tragedy occurred, July 4th, Independence Day), and to the idea of resurrection (attempted resuscitation of the victim):
Teen Dies In Dentist's Chair While Wisdom Teeth Removed
Friday, July 13, 2007
In a rare, but tragic incident, a Waterloo, Ontario teen died July 4 during a routine trip to the dentist for the removal of three wisdom teeth, according to an article on the Canada-based Web site, TheRecord.com.
But soon, the anesthesiologist noticed something was wrong: Levene began struggling for air. A call went out to 911 as the anesthesiologist tried to resuscitate him.
Paramedics and, later, doctors at Grand River Hospital tried everything, but by the next day, the 18-year-old was dead.
"This is such an anomaly," Irwin Fefergrad, the registrar for the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, told the Register.com.
Dr. Timothy Wallace, the surgeon who was to perform Levene's surgery last week, has practiced dentistry for 32 years and declined to discuss what went wrong during the surgery. He would only say that the tragedy occurred when the boy began having trouble breathing.
Read full story at link above.