After being placed into a coma as a result of COVID-19, a man woke up to the most horrifying news imaginable...
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are currently in mourning.
via: GettySince the start of the year, a devastating pandemic has gripped the globe, and it is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.
In December 2019, we first caught wind of the name COVID-19.
via: GettyThe virus, which originated in China, was quick to spread across the globe, bringing most countries to a total standstill.
The speed of infection was terrifying.
via: GettyAs it stands, there are over nineteen million cases of the virus worldwide.
But the deaths are even more alarming.
via: GettyAt the time of writing, there have been 718,083 recorded COVID-19 deaths.
This number is truly devastating...
via: GettyAnd we can't even begin to imagine what the families of those lost to this horrendous virus must be currently going through.
But there is someone out there who lost a little more than others.
via: GettyIt has recently come to light that a man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 himself awoke to the news that his entire household had succumbed to the virus.
Scott Miller, from Edinburgh, Scotland, has experienced perhaps the most heartbreaking loss as a result of the pandemic.
via: The Miller FamilyIt all started on March 21st. Scott's mom, Norma, seventy-six, had a fall and, much to his surprise, he couldn't help her up.
She was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary from the home she and Scott shared...
via: GettyWhere, sadly, she tested positive for COVID-19.
However, by the end of that week...
via: GettyScott himself wound up in the same hospital, where he too was diagnosed with the virus.
Rapidly, his health deteriorated...
via: GettyAnd he was eventually placed into a medically-induced coma.
Scott was on the brink of death.
via: GettyHe had pneumonia, blood clots, and his kidneys were beginning to fail, as per the BBC.
Thankfully, after 3 weeks in the Intensive Care Unit, Scott pulled through.
via: The Miller FamilyHowever, when he awoke, he received the most devastating news.
It turns out that, while in his coma, Scott's mother had tragically passed away...
via: The Miller FamilyAs had her sixty-nine-year-old partner, who he also lived with.
It is simply unimaginable.
via: GettyScott's sister-in-law, Sharlene Miller explained: "On the Sunday morning we got a call to say Norma had passed away, and we got a call from the consultant to say that Scott was very ill as well. Then Norma's partner passed away the following Sunday."
She explained that, while organizing Norma's funeral, they thought they were going to lose Scott, too.
via: Getty"In the week between Norma's funeral and her partner's funeral, each day Scott seemed to deteriorate and they were running out of options. We were at the point where we were maybe going to have to make a decision about turning off his life support."
Thankfully, Scott pulled through...
via: GettyBut the rest of the family were left with the mammoth task of breaking the heartwrenching news to him.
Speaking about his harrowing experience to the BBC, Scott explained:
via: BBC"While I was in ICU fighting for my life, mom was in the ward... Basically passing away, really."
He went on to stress the severity of this pandemic.
via: BBC"People need to understand that this is a real killer, and I don't think people are really taking it seriously."
"People need to know we're not out of it yet. They need to know, just be safe and secure and watch out."
via: BBCBecause, sadly, not everyone is quite understanding the severity of the virus.
Despite the warnings, people are still adamant on breaking the lockdown regulations.
via: GettyKeep scrolling to read about the group of "Karens" who made a fake government agency to threaten anyone enforcing the use of protective face masks...