A boy dies after spending whole days playing video games: his father warns peers
A father should never witness the death of a child, yet sometimes life is truly mocking and sadly ironic, even if there is nothing to laugh about. Stanley Greening, a man from Bedfordshire, Great Britain, suddenly lost his 24-year-old son during the long lockdown period, but not because of the Coronavirus, but because of too much time spent playing video games. This was due to harrowing condition that has never been given proper attention by the media.
via Metro UK
Louis O'Neill died at the age of 24 due to a condition known as deep vein thrombosis, but without pre-existing pathologies in the young man, who was in excellent health and found himself from one day to the next no longer have a job, staying closed at home because of the lockdown, and thus taking refuge in video games so as not to fall further into depression.
A Facebook post by his father Stanley said this: "On June 3 something so terrible happened, the worst thing you can imagine for a young man and the worst thing you can imagine for a parent. My son, my dear boy, Louis, he's gone. Not because of the evil virus, but for this."
"Caught in a virtual world, he had become less active. The hours passed quickly when he was absorbed in the game, I have done it countless times myself. But nobody, and I mean nobody, never in a million years would have foreseen a blood clot in my son. And that has just torn my son away and I died inside, together with him."
Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms inside a deep vein within the body. Blood clots of this type are generally formed in the thigh or lower part of the body, although they can also develop in other areas, such as neck, shoulders or arm in generally in situations of physical inactivity.
A tragic event that is now inexplicable for Louis's father, broken by a loss that no one would have ever imagined and for which it is really difficult to find a reason!