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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments




Sup Travellers?! Just the other day I wrote about a man who bit his fingernails to death. I didn't think that things could have gotten any weirder until I heard the tragic story of 17 year old Liam Andrews of Stockon-on-Tees. According to the Mirror UK, the 17 year old  collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage after a sneezing fit. He had suffered a freak seizure after sneezing six times in quick succession. He started rolling and vomiting on the ground and his mother called the ambulance.

His seizure may have been caused by a pressure build up in the brain due to the powerful sneezes. Liam was rushed to the emergency department of University Hospital of North Tees before being transferred to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. He had surgery to remove a clot on his brain and spent four days in critical condition in intensive care before he died.

"Initially he was saying 'my head hurts, my head hurts', then he started being sick. His eyes were going back and forward and he was rolling around in pain. He couldn’t work his hands. I gave him a glass of water but he threw it over himself as he was so hot. He was so hot, I couldn’t touch him, then he started to fit. I rang an ambulance and they were here within minutes.” Liam's mother said.

“I never would have imagined that something as simple as a few sneezes could kill a healthy young boy. There was nothing to indicate that something like this would happen. I couldn't believe it. I asked for a specialised post mortem and it came back that he was absolutely fine. It is usually more common for this kind of thing to happen in people over the age of 40, not in someone so young and fit. I don’t think there was anything anybody could have done to save Liam. It could have happened at any time or any day. I am just thankful that I was there to try and help and he wasn't by himself.”

I've sneezed a whole lot in my life but I have never feared that there could be any complications from it. It's a rare incident but dying from continual sneezing is clearly possible. This story is another example of how too much of anything can kill you. Too much Soda, too much nail biting and too much sneezing can be extremely critical. RIP Liam Andrews. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.