Little boy sadly dies in his parents' arms after swallowing notice board pin
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A five-year-old boy has tragically died after swallowing a notice board pin.
Kyle Lewis, from South Yorkshire, passed away less than a week after his fifth birthday after he was rushed to Rotherham General Hospital.
The little one was kept on life support for two days after doctors battled to save him, bringing back his pulse four times before he was transferred to a specialist hospital in Leeds.
But after suffering from seizures and rise in temperature, a scan showed that Kyle had suffered 90 to 95 per cent damage to his brain.
Kyle died on 28 October with both his parents, Emma and Mark Lewis, at his bedside.
Mum Emma told The Star: “I can't even explain how I feel. I'm broken beyond words.
"It doesn't feel real. I don't want it to feel real. They kept him on life support until we were ready to say goodbye.
"But you’re never ready are you? Kyle decided it was his time after he had his final cuddle with mummy and daddy.
"He took his last heartbeat while we were cuddling him.”
Emma described her son as 'very cheeky', adding: "Very sneaky, but cheeky at the same time. His favourite saying was ‘it wasn’t me’.
"He loved dinosaurs. We’ve said instead of him growing his angel wings, he’s grown his dinosaur wings.
"[...] "People tell me to be strong, it's not as easy as that.
"I’ve lost my boy and I can't think of anything apart from him at the minute.
"It’s like I don't know how to grieve. I don't know how to feel, I don't know what to think, I don't know how to act.
"It broke my heart, but he's still my boy.”
A fundraiser has since been set up by a family friend to help support Emma and Mark.
"So as many of you are aware, Ema, Mark and their girls sadly lost little Kyle. After 3 days of him fighting he sadly grew his dinosaur wings.
"To make things a little easier a few of us wanted to set up this to help give him the best send off possible no parent should have to bury there child and have to struggle to find the money to do so. Anything doesnt matter how little will be greatly appreciated x just spoken to family and they would like to get something for the girls in memory of there baby /big brother x. [sic]"
You can donate here.