“Goodnight, I love you”: Heartbroken mother reveals son’s last words before he died in his sleep

  • Goodnight, I love you,” were the last words of three-year-old Bryan-Andrew Lock who died of suspected Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Bryan-Andrew was at his grandmother’s house for the week as doctors thought he might have mumps and the mother didn’t want it to spread around the house
  • Doctors at Yeovil Hospital tried to revive the kid, but his heart had stopped beating and ruled out that the kid possibly suffered a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

SOMERSET, England – A heartbroken mother has revealed the last words uttered by her son before passing away while sleeping.

“Goodnight, I love you,” were the last words of three-year-old Bryan-Andrew Lock who died of suspected Sudden Infant Death Syndrome just a few hours after he was put to bed at his grandparents’ house in Somerset.

Stephanie Linning mentioned in her article for Mail Online that Bryan called his 23-years-old mother Jasmine Shortland to say goodnight without knowing that it was his last conversation with her.

“It means so much that I heard him say “I love you”. It is so nice that those were his last words – it is much better than him crying or anything like that. He sounded happy,” Jasmine said.

Bryan-Andrew was at his grandmother’s house for the week with his one-year-old brother Austin, as doctors thought he might have mumps and the mother did not want the illness to be passed on to her four-month-old son, Ivan.

The mother shared: “The first thing he said to me was, ‘Mummy, I’m not very well.’ I said, ‘I know baby, I will come and see you when you are better.’

“I said, ‘I love you’ and he said, ‘I love you, mummy.’ I said, ‘I will see you later.’ And he said, ‘See you later’,” she added.

A few hours later, Bryan Andrew woke up and asked his 50-year-old grandmother, Debbie Lock, for a drink of juice.

The next morning, Jasmine and her partner Josh Westcott were awakened by her stepfather David banging on the front door.

“He was crying, he said ‘Bryan’s gone,’ Jasmine said; adding she just fell on the floor, screaming and crying,

“Mum told me she heard Austin had woken up and she thought that was strange because Bryan Andrew always woke up first,” Jasmine said as quoted by Laura Connor for Mirror Co UK.

Jasmine said her mother went into the bedroom and confirmed the kid is gone. Debbie screamed to David, as he rushed in started doing everything he could, he was trying to do mouth to mouth, but the kid’s little jaw had locked.

Doctors at Yeovil Hospital tried to revive the kid; however, his heart had stopped beating and ruled out that the kid possibly suffered a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

SIDS, which is also called ‘cot death’ is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently healthy baby.

A touching photograph taken moments after Bryan-Andrew’s death shows Jasmine holding his tiny hand.

“You feel the whole range of emotions through to anger – you think about what some people do in this and get away with it, and you wonder – why?” the mother said.

“Why did he have to be taken? There is nothing to fill the gap. My poor little boy has been through so much now and we just want to lay him to rest,” he added.

 

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