UFC heavyweight fighter Shane Del Rosario suffered two heart attacks on November 26th, and despite being resuscitated at the hospital, it was found that he had no brain activity and his family made the difficult decision to remove him from life support this morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shane Del Rosario’s family and those close to the talented young heavyweight. Rest In Peace Shane. Here is a timeline of the events that led to Del Rosario’s tragic passing:
Wikipedia On November 26, 2013, del Rosario was hospitalized at the Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California in critical condition after suffering from full cardiac arrest after two heart attacks. Del Rosario’s manger Jason House said in a statement to Sherdog.com that “Shane del Rosario had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning,”. “He was brought to the hospital in full cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure. He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill. Our prayers are with him and his family.” According to Erik Apple, a training partner who has known del Rosario since they were in high school, the fighter’s situation has improved since Tuesday. “Yesterday [Tuesday] there was very little hope for him to even make it past that day,” Apple told Sherdog.com. “It was down to the point where his liver and kidneys weren’t functioning. He was on dialysis. They had to give him the maximum amount of medication that they can just so they could get his blood pressure at an acceptable level. “Since then, he’s actually had some positive signs. No. 1, his kidneys are functioning…he doesn’t have any problems with his organs right now as far as I know,” Apple added. “Early this morning they began weaning him of off the blood pressure medication.” According to Apple, del Rosario was found at home by his roommate, UFC flyweight Ian McCall. McCall called 911 and administered CPR to Del Rosario before he was taken to the hospital. Apple says that del Rosario had no prior health issues with his heart. “He had some response this morning. A nurse said he sort of readjusted himself and turned his head. To me that means his brain is coming back online. If he’s moving and having some kind of reaction those are all positive signs,” Apple said. Despite the improvements in del Rosario’s condition, Apple said that the odds are still stacked against his longtime friend.ESPN reported del Rosario had died on November 28, and this was repeated in various outlets. The credited author denied having written the story, and later reported del Rosario alive, though without brain activity. His trainer, Colin Oyama, said it appears the family will remove him from life support on the morning of November 29.He apparently did not improve or show brain activity by Friday morning, so Del Rosario’s family was forced to decide to take him off life support.
UPDATE: On November 30, del Rosario was taken off life support and breathing on his own. He also registered brain activity and squeezed his mother’s hand. Despite the improvements in his condition, Del Rosario died on December 9, 2013.
Again our thoughts and prayers go out to Shane Del Rosario’s family and friends, rest in peace