Cause of death determined for infant who was pronounced dead twice

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Updated: 5/02 10:40 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the cause of death from autopsy results for an 8-month old Reno infant who died in February at Renown Regional Medical Center.

The autopsy of 8-month-old Cheyanne Loney revealed the cause of death to be anoxic encephalopathy due to drowning, with the manner of death determined to be accident.

The 8-month old had been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office on February 20 after being pronounced dead at 11:39 a.m. at Renown. During the initial intake procedures at the Medical Examiner’s Office, Loney appeared to have breathing efforts. Medical Examiner’s Office personnel immediately began resuscitative efforts, and alerted emergency response crews.

The infant was transported back to Renown for evaluation. At 4:37 p.m., Cheyanne Loney was pronounced dead for a second time.

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CMLONEY - 5/7/2014 12:43 AM
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So please if can help me let me know.

CMLONEY - 5/7/2014 12:42 AM
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RENO TRUTH...i want the truth too. I want to know what really happen to my baby girl

RENOTRUTH - 5/3/2014 5:43 PM
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So lets clarify this, if possible. Story reads...The autopsy of 8-month-old revealed the cause of death to be anoxic encephalopathy due to drowning. The 8-month old had been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office on February 20 after being pronounced dead at 11:39 a.m. at Renown. During the initial intake procedures at the Medical Examiner’s Office, the infant appeared to have breathing efforts. Medical Examiner’s Office personnel immediately began resuscitative efforts, and alerted emergency response crews. The infant was transported back to Renown for evaluation. At 4:37 p.m., Cheyanne Loney was pronounced dead for a second time. The Definition is... Encephalopathy /en·ceph·a·lop·a·thy/ (en-sef?ah-lop´ah-the) any degenerative brain disease hypoxic encephalopathy, encephalopathy caused by hypoxia from either decreased rate of blood flow or decreased oxygen content of arterial blood; mild cases cause temporary intellectual, visual, and motor disturbances, and severe cases can cause permanent brain damage within five minutes. Called also anoxic encephalopathy. The term encephalopathy, in most cases, is preceded by various terms that describe the reason, cause, or special conditions of the patient that leads to brain malfunction. For example, anoxic encephalopathy means brain damage due to lack of oxygen. So WHO in Renown FAILED this child in their initial diagnosis at 11.39 AM? Is it possible this child could have possibly been saved in the next 5 hours before the second time Loney was pronounced dead? Did the same employee make the second declaration as well? So how is it an 8month old drowned by accident and this was not reported on the first time this story ran? Something doesn't add up here. Either poorly written story or some very serious criminal and or civil charges must be pending on this. Just want the truth. As for the parents, sorry for your loss, I pray it was accidental.
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