After hearing this scaring narrative, I’ll never get upset at my partner for snoring again. 25 -year-old Lisa Lee angrily kicked her boyfriend Lewis Little out of bed for aloud snoring, only to find out that the noises were actually his dying breaths.
In 2016, Little was diagnosed with Brugada syndrome, a rare heart condition that can cause arrhythmia, palpitations, and demise. However, he was not at a high enough hazard is subject to the implantable cardiac defibrillator( ICD ), an object that is similar to a pacemaker and would have controlled his heart rhythm.
Little and Lee were unsettled by the diagnosis, especially when their son Tyler came along. Nevertheless, physicians assured the couple that Little would live a “long and healthy life.”
One night, when Lee turned on the light to insure why Little wasn’t responding to her kickings and pleas, she saw that his face was purple. What she had thought was snoring was the last bit of air leaving his body.
Lee is now speaking out in the hopes that other households can avoid a similar misfortune. She told Daily Mail:
“Losing Lewis has destroyed me and our son Tyler. I believe that being fitted with an ICD would have saved my partner’s life. I want people with the same condition to have the choice, low risk or high to have an ICD accommodated. The syndrome is a silent killer – I simply want to raise awareness of it and make sure something get done.”