Two young children went to bed naked after their mum collapsed with an epileptic fit while giving them a bath. They thought she was just asleep.
This is so heartbreaking. Those precious little children.
Jamie Leigh Twidale, 24, was bathing her children Harley, four, and Skyelar, three, when as she was emptying the water, she suffered an epileptic fit, collapsed and died, reports Daily Mail.
Little Harley and Skyelar thought she had fallen asleep and spent the night naked. It wasn’t until the children failed to turn up for school the next day, that alarms were raised.
Jamie Leigh’s mother Elizabeth was phoned by their school and when she went to check on her family she found her daughter’s body slumped over the bath tub.
Elizabeth said: ‘The school had tried to ring Jamie, but couldn’t get an answer. They knew about her epilepsy and called me.
‘When I got to the house I could see the kids’ uniforms ready and it was really quiet.
‘I was shouting for Jamie, but couldn’t get an answer.
‘I went up the stairs and could see Harley wasn’t in his room, and when I turned I could see into the bathroom and saw Jamie slumped over the bath.’
Elizabeth said the children then came out of the bedroom of the house but thought their mother had just been sleeping.
She added: ‘It looks like she had bathed them on the Sunday night and was emptying the water out when she has had a fit over the bath, which is why the children didn’t have any clothes on.’
Elizabeth, who is also mother to Aaron, 18, said Harley and Skyelar hadn’t realised that anything was wrong and didn’t understand their mum isn’t coming back.
She said: ‘They just keep saying that she is asleep.
‘She was a fantastic mam, she lived for the kids, they were everything to her.
‘We used to spend almost every day together, she always had a smile on her face. It hasn’t sunk in, I just keep thinking she will come through the door.’
‘Even now they just keep saying ‘Mummy’s poorly’ and if they ask I tell them that she’s with the angels but they just don’t understand.
‘I don’t even know how I feel at the moment. It’s just so hard.’
Elizabeth said that Jamie Leigh had been suffering from epilepsy from the age of nine.
Elizabeth will now take full time care of Jamie Leigh’s children.
She added: ‘I’m going to have the kids now and I think I’ll be able to get used to it as I have them twice a week anyway and walk them to school with Jamie Leigh.
Our thoughts are with them all.
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