Woman who kicked boyfriend out of bed ‘for snoring’ realises he was actually dying.

A young woman who kicked her boyfriend out of bed because his loud snores woke her up was horrified to discover that the noises were actually his dying breaths.

Lisa Lee says she had been assured by medics that her partner Lewis Little, who suffered from a rare heart condition called Brugada syndrome, which can cause an abnormal heartbeat.

Mr Little, 25, of Northumberland, was diagnosed as a ‘low risk’ sufferer but his heart stopped in the night and the snoring sound his partner heard was actually the air leaving his body and passing through the vocal chords.

Lewis Little, 25, pictured left with son Tyler and partner Lisa Lee, died due to a rare heart condition that gave him an abnormal heartbeat

Miss Lee said she tried to kick Mr Little, pictured with his son, out of bed for snoring, but later realised the noise was actually his dying breaths

Miss Lee, pictured with Mr Little, fears her son will also have the condition as it can be passed on genetically

The mother-of-one has now started a petition to get people with the rare condition fitted with an internal defibrillator (ICD), which restarts the heart and she believes would have saved his life.

Miss Lee, also 25, said: ‘We were told that Lewis would have a long, happy and healthy life – but he died one year after diagnosis.

‘When we were in bed I just thought he was snoring, so I kicked him out of the bed and told him to shut up.

‘But I felt that the sheets were wet and knew something was wrong. I turned the lights on and his face was purple – he wasn’t breathing.

‘I called an ambulance and it felt like it took forever. They pronounced him dead at the hospital.

The couple had previously been told Mr Little’s condition was ‘low risk’ after he was diagnosed with Brugada a year before his death.

Miss Lee, left, said the doctors told them her partner, right with Tyler, would live a ‘long and healthy life’

‘I later found out that the snoring sound was the air leaving his body. Losing Lewis has destroyed me and our son Tyler.

‘I believe 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 fitted.

Miss Lee, pictured with her two-year-old son, said her partner’s face was ‘purple’ when she realised something was wrong

‘The syndrome is a silent killer – I just want to raise awareness of it and make sure something gets done.’

The couple, from Ashington, Northumberland, visited both the Wansbeck Hospital, in Ashington and the Freeman Hospital, in Newcastle, for regular check ups after learning about Lewis’ condition, but say they were assured that he was ‘low-risk’.

Mr Little, who worked as an agency worker, lived a completely normal and active life and was not prescribed any medication for the condition.

Miss Lee now worries that their two-year-old son Tyler may also have the hereditary condition and fears history may repeat itself.

The sales assistant said: ‘I know I can’t change what happened to my family, but I just want to save other families from going through the same grief because of Brugada.

‘Lewis should have had the option to have an ICD fitted, but he wasn’t ‘high risk’ enough.

‘Things like this can’t be categorised. Lewis was my soul mate. He would always say to me that he would propose – he had already picked out our wedding song.

‘It has just put everything into perspective, life is so short and I feel like I was very naive to think that nothing like this would ever happen.’

The mother of one added she was ‘naive’ to think nothing would happen to Mr Little, left and right, and has called for more patients to be given the option of a defibrillator

Miss Lee, left with Mr Little, has since launched a petition to have sufferers of Brugada syndrome fitted with an internal defibrillator that she believes would have saved her partner

Brugada syndrome is an uncommon, but serious, heart condition which can result in abnormally rapid heart rhythms that can cause palpitations or fainting.

The problem can be genetic, or may be passed on in families but it is possible for people with the condition to have no symptoms at all.

The condition is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young, healthy people and may not be diagnosed because there are no visible abnormalities.

Source: Daily Mail

Yobe governor sends commissioner caught snoring during budget presentation home

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State on Thursday directed a sleeping commissioner at the presentation of the 2017 budget to the State House of Assembly to go home for more sleep.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor had barely commenced reading the budget speech when the cabinet member started snoring.

Mr. Gaidam warned that any public officer henceforth caught sleeping stood sacked.

“As from today, any commissioner or special adviser caught sleeping stands sacked and will immediately be replaced.

“We will borrow a leaf from the North Korea experience to make government affairs a serious business,” he said.

Mr. Gaidam while reviewing the budget performance of the outgoing year paused and directed the sleeping commissioner to go home.

“I am referring to the commissioner who is sleeping, you can go back home to sleep since you cannot endure the session,” he said.

Although the governor did not mention the name of the sleeping commissioner, he pointed to the row of the commissioners to issue the directive.

NAN reports that the bewildered commissioners looked at each other in embarrassment and sat up to avoid dozing and being victims of the governor’s sledge hammer.

Adamu Dala-Dogo, speaker of the assembly, however, advised public officers to take beverages that would keep them awake during public functions.

Man Beats Wife To Stupor Over Accusation Of Snoring

A 30-year- old, commercial motorcyclist, Tukur Paul on Friday beat his wife, Mrs Jennifer Paul to stupor over her accusation of snoring. It was the intervention by neighbours and passers-by that saved her from further attack.

One of the neigbhours Lawrence Oluwanishola, who witnessed the fight, told NAN that the couple who resides at Masaka, Nasarawa State, were fond of constituting nuisance to the environment through constant query.

According to him, it all started at about 9 p.m. on Thursday when neighbours ran outside at the shout of the wife who was seriously beaten by her husband.

“How on earth in this present modern world will a man beat up his wife over trivial issue? We learnt that the wife preventing the husband from sleeping just because he was snoring,” Oluwanishola said. He said that so many cases of divorce in the society could be prevented, if minor issues like this are promptly settled by couples.

“This is not a case of extra-marital affairs that usually lead to divorce, but a mere misunderstanding that could be controlled with little patience,’’ he said.

However, when NAN spoke with the husband, he said his wife prompted him to beat her after several warnings. “She prevented me from sleeping after having a hard day, I pleaded with her but refused,” he said. Paul said having gone through a hectic day, that he decided to have some rest but was prevented by his wife because he was snoring.

“What happened, I will say is the devils handiwork? I lost my motor bike which has been helping me to fend for the family.

“I immediately contacted the police who was able to help me get it back. I brought it back home and all these while my wife could not call to know where I was. I got home only for me to have some rest and after dozing off; my wife woke me up to tell me I was disturbing her with my snoring,” he said.

Paul who later apologised to his wife thanked the neighbours for the brotherly love they have extended to his family. The wife said the incident was due to communication gap, which was misinterpreted.

“I was angry because the husband left me and the children without telling us where he went. The couple had been living together for past nine years and the union is blessed with three children.

Credit: NAN