Baby Torres died Sunday night - updated

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Susan Anne Catherine Torres, who was born Aug. 2 to a severely brain-damaged woman who carried the pregnancy for three months while kept on life support, died Sunday night in Washington, her family said in an email Monday.

The Torres family said in a statement that Susan died of heart failure after emergency surgery to repair a perforated intestine. A spokeswoman at St. Rita's Church in Alexandria said parishioners were told of the child's death during the morning Mass.

The infant's condition had deteriorated rapidly over the weekend, according to the family.

The girl was born Aug. 2, two months premature after a harrowing pregnancy in which the mother, Susan Rollin Torres, was kept on life support for more than three months after a dormant melanoma spread to her brain and left her unconscious since May. The mother died shortly after her daughter's birth when she was taken off life support.

Updates (by Tim):

"After the efforts of this summer to bring her into the world, this is obviously a devastating loss. . . ." Justin Torres said in a statement. "It was our fondest wish that we could have been able to share Susan's homecoming with the world."

From the family's website:

With great sadness, we are asking for your prayers for the repose of the soul of 5 week old baby Susan Ann Torres. She passed away last night after surgery for a perforated intestine. Please include in your prayers a request for the peace and comfort of her family, especially Jason Torres, who has had a very difficult past several months.
Prior Articles:
Susan Torres Gives Birth

Statement from the Torres and Rollin Families

Susan Torres' Father Tells the 'Best Story'





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