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Boy's death preventable?

UPDATE: 1:38 p.m.

The family of a young B.C. boy who died hours after he was released from hospital are holding a celebration of life on Sunday.

The Losse family has started a GoFundMe page which will be used to set up a foundation in Kyle’s honour.

As of Saturday morning, the page has raised more than $16,000.

The Fraser Health Authority has launched an investigation into the death.


ORIGINAL 12:05 p.m.

An investigation has been opened after a 14-year-old Delta boy died just hours after he was released from hospital.

Kyle Losse, a high-level baseball player, collapsed while he was getting ready for bed last Sunday.

"His eyes were sort of rolling around in his head and he kept saying, ‘Dad, dad, dad, dad,’" his father, Brian Losse, told CTV News.

His parents rushed him to Delta Hospital. Kyle threw up on the way there.

"He just wasn't making much sense… complaining his head hurt," said his stepmother, Nikki Losse.

Staff at the hospital performed a toxicology report on Kyle and found nicotine in his system, attributed to a vapourizer he had recently used.

Doctors pointed to that as the culprit and sent the boy home after eight hours in the hospital. They suggested he take Tylenol for his pain.

"They made it seem like those were normal reactions to an e-vape … Especially when they released us," said Nikki.

A few hours later a rash developed on Kyle's chest, and he was rushed to BC Children's Hospital.

A CT scan produced tragic findings.

"His whole brain was damaged," said Brian. “Not just one side or the centre. The whole brain was damaged."

Kyle's parents were told the boy would not survive, and he was taken off life support the next day.

The Fraser Health Authority has launched an investigation into the death.

"We are doing our own review as we would with any unexpected death and will stay in contact with the family as we do so," said Fraser Health spokesperson Tasleem Juma.

Kyle's parents say doctors at BC Children's asked them why a CT scan hadn't been performed in Delta.

"We feel that more could have been done for our son that wasn't done," said Nikki.

– with files from CTV Vancouver 



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