Matthew Kyle Houston, 24, from Crystal, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 9:19 from complications of cardiac arrest after taking a cruise in the Bahamas with friends.
On February 25th he complained of severe stomach pain and went to the ship’s infirmary and reported to them that every time he drank water he vomited and he was given medication for what they thought was acid reflux. By the time the morning came he was having difficulty breathing and when trying to exit the ship he suffered septic shock and cardiac arrest.
Paramedics resuscitated Matthew in the ambulance, upon arriving at the hospital he was in critical condition and severely dehydrated and they did an ultrasound and discovered he had a hemorrhaged pancreas and was bleeding internally and all of his major organs were shutting down.
He was admitted into University of Miami Hospital’s emergency room where he was stabilized and then flat lined for a second time for 15 minutes and had a seizure. Matthew was then taken into ICU. Matthews’s parents and sisters were in Miami when he passed.