Bennett Kauffman death: 19 year old Bennett Kauffman accident happened 13 October 2019. Bennett died 13 November, 2019 after succumbing to his injuries from the motorcycle accident.
His multiple injuries from the accident included 2 collapsed lungs, fractured pelvis in multiple places, brain swelling, etc.
The last update from Bennett’s paent Keith before Bennett’s passing reads:
November 10, 2019, 2100
Journal entry by Keith Kauffman — Nov 10, 2019
Very early this morning Bennett began storming. The medical personnel use this term when brain injury patient’s vital signs surge.
The blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate all rapidly increased to levels they believe are unhealthy and require intervention. This storming is believed to be in response to the changes in medication being made.
The trauma doctor postulated to response was potentially due to greater awareness on Bennett’s part as some of the medications were reduced.
Regardless of the exact cause, the medical staff responded by medications to normalize his vital signs. This included giving him a paralytic. This means the ventilator is in total control of his breathing rate and he is maintained sedated so as not to be aware of his paralysis.
These measures were invoked in an effort to not lose any progress being made in healing the lungs and allowing for brain healing. It also meant there was no possibility of Bennett displaying consciousness today.
The good news was that the lungs again look good on x-ray and the ventilator pressure was kept relatively low. Also, the white blood cell count was low and Bennett was not feverish indicating some success in dealing with the infection.
It has now been four weeks since Bennett’s accident. I am so thankful for the knowledge and care demonstrated by the medical professionals caring for Bennett. It is clear to me, however, that we are wholly dependent on our creator for Bennett’s restoration. He knows the how and the why of the human body like no man can, because he said let it be so.
Lord God almighty, maker of heaven and earth, I praise your name. I come to you Lord because how could I not, when I know you hear me and you are able to do all things.
You know the desire of my heart; you know I grow weary of looking upon my son’s broken body. You are my only true hope. I do not ask for his healing for me. If I were never again to enjoy the warmth of Bennett’s embrace, I would still be blessed beyond anything I deserve.
I know for Bennett to depart and be with Christ would be gain for him. Yet Lord, would it not bring glory to your name and joy and encouragement to all those calling upon you name for you to return Bennett to us.
Lord please, if it be good, let it be so. Even now Lord encourage us I pray.
Bennett Kauffman death: Bennett Kauffman accident, obituary
Please say a prayer for Bennett’s parents Debra and Keith Kauffman, his family and loved ones as you read the tributes below.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.
My sister’s friend lost her 19yr old son yesterday due to injuries from an accident last month. Bennett’s 2 brothers & their parents had to let him go on this side of Heaven.
It absolutely crushes me. I wanted to share pictures & ask you to please lift the Kauffman family up in your prayers. ✝️
Marticville United Methodist Church; I am saddened to hear of the passing of Bennett Kauffman, age 19 who left this world all to soon due to a motorcycle accident a month ago.
Although the Kauffman’s did not attend our church, we as a congregation prayed weekly for a miracle. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his parents and brother.
May the Lord’s peace, comfort and sense of God’s presence be with them.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.