A 29-year-old youth hockey coach in North Texas died late last month from complications from a coronavirus after feeling unwell for just three days, according to reports.
Tyler Ambergie was a “loving husband and a loving father” who played hockey from the age of 7, his wife Amy Ambergie told WFAA-TV in Dallas. Their daughter, Rylee, is 8 years old.
She said her husband first thought he had a cold while traveling from rink to rink, as usual in late summer.
“It started as originally … with him like everyone else … normal cold symptoms,” she told the station.
He then began to suffer from nausea, insomnia, shortness of breath, fatigue and migraines, FOX 4 reported in Dallas.
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On the third day, August 29, his wife said he had finally canceled his hockey practice, where some players had already tested positive, and went to bed at his home in Lavon, Texas, north of Dallas.
Soon after, she found him unresponsive in bed. She called 91
The medical expert said that a sleeping pill that Ambergie took in combination with the virus to slow his heart until it stopped, his grandfather Paul Hinds told the Journal Star in Peoria, Illinois. Ambergie was a former Peoria Riverman hockey player.
“He told us that sleeping pills slow your heart rate, and in combination with COVID-19, which also slows down your heart, Tyler’s heart stopped,” he said. when he gathered to see him. “
Ambergie played for several minor league teams before becoming a coach, reports The New York Times.
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During his career, he suffered several concussions and had five hip surgeries. It is not clear if any of this makes it more vulnerable to the virus.
He showed a positive test for the virus only after his death, Hinds told the Journal Star.
“Hockey meant everything to him,” Amy Ambergie told The Times. “When he got a new pair of skates, he was like a child at Christmas. You have never seen anyone so inflated for new equipment, even for guards.
“I just want him to be remembered for something more than a man who … died of COVID,” she added.
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Nearly 30 young players and coaches tested positive for the virus this month, which could be linked to a recent tournament in the area, Dallas County Health and Humanitarian Services said, FOX 4 reported.