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Welcome to the forum, Steve! From your description there is no question you have lost the vacuum. First of all though don’t panic – the meat is fine. If it were me I would closely examine the bag to see if I could find a hole in it and then access the options after that. If the hole is isolated at one end where it didn’t seal well – which I just imagine is the case…then if you left sufficient material you could cut the end off and reseal. If there is no excess but you can gather enough slack in the bag so as to cut a small hole in the bag, insert a soda straw and manually suck out the offending air and then quickly seal it with a tight bread twisty. If the bag is ruined in many spots then you might just want to transfer to a new bag and start over. Please let us know what worked for you.
I am going to be away for 2 or 3 hours but will check back then.