A mother was left devastated after her 3-year-old son died from sudden infant death syndrome.
Jasmine Shortland, 23, learned that her 3-year-old son, Bryan-Andrew Lock, might have mumps, Mirror reported. She didn’t want her 4-month-old baby, Ivan, to contract the disease so she sent Bryan to his grandmother’s house with his other younger brother, Austin.
When Shortland dropped the boys off, she remembered Bryan telling her, “I’m not very well mommy.”
- “I know. I will see you soon when you’re better,” Shortland replied.
They later spoke on the phone, and Bryan said, “Goodnight, I love you,” to his mother before hanging up.
The following morning, at about 8:15 a.m., Shortland was awoken by a loud banging on her front door.
“It was my step-dad David,” Shortland told Somerset Live. “He was crying. He said, ‘Bryan’s gone.’
- “I just fell on the floor screaming and crying.”
Bryan’s grandmother, Debbie Lock, said the boy woke up at around 3 a.m. and had some juice before going back to sleep. She said his last words were, “Goodnight, Nanny, I love you.”