A DAD begged his fiancée “do not put me to sleep, I will not get up” in a heartbreaking closing Facetime name earlier than tragically died after testing constructive for coronavirus.
Leon Boase, 40, was rushed to hospital after struggling abdomen pains – positioned on a ventilator simply hours later.
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Leon Boase, 40, died after testing constructive for coronavirus – telling his companion Nichola Jennison ‘do not put me to sleep, I will not get up’ Credit score: Night Gazette
The dad died after 4 weeks in intensive careCredit score: Night Gazette
However after 4 weeks in intensive care, the forklift driver tragically died simply two weeks earlier than Christmas.
And his companion Nichola Jennison has since revealed her devastating final name with Leon.
She instructed Teesside Live: “His final phrases to me have been ‘do not put me to sleep, I will not get up’.
“I will always remember that. It was so heartbreaking to listen to however I instructed him to cease playing around and that he could be dwelling quickly.”
Leon, from Ormesby, initially had no signs of Covid regardless of testing constructive for the bug in November.
However he was then taken to James Cook dinner Hospital in Middlesbrough with abdomen ache the place his situation worsened.
He was identified with pneumonia twice and his kidneys started to fail – with Nichola instructed he would wish a lung transplant.
Tragically, he died on December 13 – one of many greater than 70,000 individuals now claimed by the lethal bug.
Nicola paid tribute to the “loving” dad to Leo, eight, and stepdad to Layton, 16- saying he was her “first and final love”.
The couple had first dated at highschool earlier than reconnecting years later.
‘DOTING FAMILY MAN’
She stated: “All he did was work onerous and supply for us. He did not ask for something or damage anybody; he was simply quiet, personal and a doting household man.
“I’ve instructed the youngsters that God solely takes the most effective and that is precisely what he was.”
Leon’s cemetery was held on December 29.
The dad’s loss of life comes as coronavirus continues to unfold throughout the UK with fears a brand new, extra infectious pressure is accelerating the rise in instances.
Yesterday, greater than 960 deaths were recorded with another 55,892 cases.
Hospitals have since warned they are on the brink – saying “issues are going to get tougher earlier than they get higher”.
And the pinnacle of College Faculty London Hospitals Belief warned they have been getting to a degree the place they may solely be capable to admit sufferers with coronavirus.
Just below half of all main hospital trusts in England presently have extra Covid-19 sufferers than on the peak of the primary wave of the virus, newest figures present.
Leon was remembered as a ‘doting household man’Credit score: Night Gazette
The 40-year-old had been rushed to hospital with abdomen acheCredit score: Night Gazette
Nichola paid tribute to the love of her lifeCredit score: Night Gazette