Tragic mother Krystal Pitt, 24, died just 10 days after giving birth to her second child when she suddenly had a heart attack while queuing at a Perth post office: “You never know when your last day will be.”
- Father devastated by the death of his wife
- She lost her life after giving birth.
A father was left heartbroken after his wife tragically died just days after giving birth to their second child.
Brayden Yates’ wife, Krystal Pitt, 24, died 10 days after giving birth to their second son, Toby, just over a fortnight ago.
The couple had been lining up at the Noranda Post Office in Perth’s northern suburbs after visiting Toby in the neonatal intensive care unit at Perth Children’s Hospital when Pitt told Yates that he had chest pain.
Within seconds, he realized he was having a heart attack.
Krystal Pitt (left), 24, died ten days after giving birth to her second son, Toby (pictured with husband Brayden Yates)
“I had her sit up and then pretty quickly she had a cardiac event,” Mr Yates, 28, told the Western Australia.
Mr. Yates called triple-0 before performing CPR and then installing a defibrillator in a desperate attempt to save his wife’s life before an ambulance arrived.
Ms Pitt was then placed in an induced coma and although her prognosis was initially positive, her health rapidly deteriorated before she died in hospital on Saturday.
Ms Pitt, who had a pre-existing blood condition, is understood to have died from blood clots that had formed in her lungs and triggered cardiac arrest.
The couple, who are originally from York, had called their son Toby together in hospital before she passed away.
“Obviously it was something special that we got to do it together and I’m grateful for that,” Yates said.
Yates said baby Toby, who was born four weeks early, was progressing well and she hoped to have him home from the hospital soon.
The couple also have a 14-month-old daughter named Aurora.
The father-of-two said he wants his partner’s death to serve as a reminder for people to “cherish every moment” with their loved ones.
“The super crazy thing, the day before, we were talking about how precious life was and you never know when your last day is going to be,” she said.
You have to live to the fullest.
Brayden Yates (right) said he wants the death of his wife Krystal (left) to serve as a reminder for people to “cherish every moment” with their loved ones.
Mr Yates said he will be sure to tell his children “how amazing and loving” their mother was.
“I have a lot of videos and photos that she took, especially during the first year of my daughter’s life, so I can always share them with her,” she said.
Mr Yates said Ms Pitt was a ‘natural mother’ and enjoyed spending time with other mothers and sharing parenting advice.
The family of Mr. Yates is raising funds for Mrs. Pitts’s funeral through a GoFundMe.
“Any contributions made will go towards helping Brayden and the children with a service for their mother and the ongoing costs of raising the children,” GoFundMe organizers wrote on the page.
“I would like to express my gratitude to everyone for their continued support during this difficult time.”