December 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Updated: December 14, 2018 11:45 pm

UPDATE: Powell River teen with special needs desperately awaits medevac to Vancouver

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Preparations are underway to airlift a Powell River teen to Vancouver for a desperately needed MRI, provided Friday’s severe windstorm doesn’t make flying impossible.

The update comes just a day after Shawna Lamden Bennett spoke out about her 14-year-old son Isaac, who has been under heavy sedation at Powell River General Hospital since Sunday.

Isaac has severe autism, and about 10 days ago his school placed him in a bathroom.

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He had a strong reaction, and for several minutes banged his head against a wall.

Now doctors think Isaac may have a slow brain bleed and he urgently needs care in Vancouver.

Doctors fear Isaac may have a slow brain bleed.

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“We’ve had to have some hard discussions. Preparing ourselves for the fact we may not be bringing him home the way we want to,” Lamden Bennett told Global News.

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Lamden Bennett says the family was initially told there wasn’t a hospital bed available in Vancouver. A bed has since become available, but now the issue is transportation.

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BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) responded to Global News in an email, saying “BCEHS received a request to transfer this patient late Monday, and on Wednesday a transfer plan by air ambulance was confirmed. The transfer was scheduled for [Thursday] morning, but poor weather prevented the flight.”

For safety reasons he can’t be transported by ground.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for Isaac’s care once he and his family are in Vancouver, along with future equipment.

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