Up to date AS OF 11 A.M. JAN. 25
A talented youthful Tsawwassen baseball player, beloved by his coaches, teammates, friends and spouse and children, has died adhering to a significant head damage.
Kyle Losse, 14, a well-known Quality 8 pupil at South Delta Secondary, was taken off existence assist at BC Children’s Hospital Tuesday afternoon.
The BC Coroner’s Services is investigating to establish the precise bring about of loss of life.
Kyle’s stepmom Niki spoke with the Optimist Thursday morning. She mentioned Sunday evening she and her spouse Brian were in mattress when they heard a loud crash and located Kyle on the bathroom floor.
“He did have a vape pen beside him. At that issue he was not genuinely responding to us and sweating profusely, so we carried him to the motor vehicle and rushed off to Delta Hospital,” mentioned Niki.
Niki mentioned employees served get him into the hospital the place the mom and dad discussed the situation and the likelihood that he may possibly have strike his head.
“They tested his blood to obtain out if everything had been in the vape and everything arrived again damaging for all major medications, which includes fentanyl, and they were just doubtful if he was acquiring a damaging reaction,” she mentioned. “They monitored him for 8 hours, but I really don’t come to feel his problem was acquiring any superior. He mentioned his head hurt and he was in and out of consciousness.”
Employees released Kyle, telling the mom and dad he was to relaxation at dwelling for two times and to provide him again on Wednesday for further more blood get the job done.
But Niki mentioned when they obtained dwelling, Kyle was even now complaining of a sore head and was in and out of consciousness all Monday morning. Niki named the hospital again to discuss with the health care provider who was in cost of their scenario.
“The nurse mentioned the health care provider had gone dwelling and that she did not have his chart in entrance of her, but you can do what you want to do,” recalled Niki. “I genuinely did not know what to do, but by 1 p.m. I felt his problem was acquiring even worse, so I named 911 and that’s when the initial responders arrived and rushed us to BC Children’s Hospital.
“They performed X-rays and CT scans and everything I come to feel that should really have been carried out at Delta. The health care provider at Children’s discussed that a little something had occurred to his complete mind and she could not demonstrate how this could have occurred so that’s why an autopsy has to be performed.”
Fraser Wellness spokesperson Tasleem Juma mentioned the wellness authority has reached out to the spouse and children to lengthen sympathies and demonstrate the designs to critique Kyle’s treatment.
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to this spouse and children. We performed each toxicological and neurological exams and stored the individual for an extended observation period to which he started off to improve,” mentioned Juma. “The individual was neurologically secure when he was discharged with no sign of any outstanding difficulties.”
The sudden decline is being felt by lots of in the Tsawwassen group.
A Gofundme website page was established up (https://www.gofundme.com/rip-kyle-losse) to assist assist the spouse and children and by Thursday morning additional than $11,000 had been donated.
The spouse and children also established up a Remembering Kyle Losse Facebook website page (https://www.fb.com/teams/1200392363430011/) the place there has been an outpouring of condolences, prayers, effectively wishes and reminiscences of the well-known South Delta youth.
“It’s so overwhelming,” mentioned Niki. “You generally know that we live in a compact city and all people understands just about every other. Just people today saying I did not know your son, but my little ones did. So lots of fantastic stories are coming out, it is just this sort of a blessing. For the decades that he was on this earth so lots of people today beloved him.”
A celebration of existence will be held this Sunday at noon at Winskill Park. Every person is welcome and questioned to occur dressed in their finest baseball apparel.
Kyle performed for the Delta Tigers and was schooling hard in preparation for his initial full season with the AAA Bantam squad.
Tigers head mentor Cam Frick mentioned the group is in shock.
“For lots of of the little ones it is a situation that they have in no way gone by and as coaches it is a situation that I could in no way think about acquiring to offer with,” Frick mentioned. “Kyle was significant about baseball. He was passionate, generally there with a smile on his deal with, functioning hard, striving to get superior. His teammates and coaches beloved that about him. The 2nd he stepped on the area people today knew who he was.
“We all beloved his passion, his talent, his smile, his hair – he had this huge curly blond afro – he was obvious. His teammates beloved him, his coaches beloved him.”
Final summertime Kyle performed for the Tsawwassen Athletics, and was one of three Delta players on the B.C. Baseball Selects group that competed at the 13U Triple Crown’s Tri-Towns Slugfest south of the border.
The Athletics were also crowned B.C. Baseball’s 13U Pee Wee AA provincial champions last calendar year following a thrilling remaining in Campbell River.
SDSS principal Terry Ainge mentioned the Delta School District supplied added counselling all week for the learners and employees as they try to process the decline.
“The district has been great. We have had added employees on hand to assist learners in the counselling centre, so that has been genuinely appreciated,” mentioned Ainge. “Our learners are supporting just about every other. I’m genuinely impressed by that. In tricky cases the group rallies and we are definitely seeing that.”
Ainge mentioned Kyle was a beautiful kid and very likeable.
“He had a quite good energy that captivated others. Pretty sociable. Academics knew him to be type, respectful and well mannered,” included Ainge. “Kyle had a whole lot of empathy himself. He was able to see things from the standpoint of others. There was a maturity about him that was genuinely apparent.”
Kyle is survived by his stepmom Niki, biological father Brian Losse, his brother Tyler, 7, sister Vada, 6, brother Joshua, 15, and his biological mom Jamie Palidwar.