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A MUM-of-three has died from swine flu — after catching a cold off one of her children.
Lindsay Goddard, 36, became the latest Brit to die of pig flu just TEN DAYS after complaining of being unwell.
And it emerged she would normally have been vaccinated against the killer illness because of her job at a chemist — but missed the jab because she was off sick.
Today her family urged everyone to ask their GP for the jab and to be aware of the symptoms.
Daughter Georgia, 17 — who gave her mum a cold before she died — said: "My mum was fit and healthy. She had no underlying illnesses.
"She didn't have asthma and hadn't been diagnosed with anything. She was a smoker, but that was it.
"She caught the cold off me but at first didn't seem too bad and appeared to be getting a bit better. But she was struggling with breathing.
"We rang NHS Direct and they sent out an ambulance because they didn't know what it was.
"She was a great mum. She was bubbly, crazy, eccentric. She was very caring. She loved going out with her mates. She will be greatly missed by everyone."
Healthcare assistant Lindsay, from Colne, Lancs, took her GP's advice to stay at home and take over-the-counter medicines when she first fell ill.
But when she began struggling for breath she was rushed to the Royal Blackburn Hospital in Blackburn, Lancs, and doctors diagnosed her as having pneumonia or swine flu.
They pumped her body full of antibiotics and steroids but her lungs failed and she was put on a ventilator in intensive care when her blood oxygen level dropped to a critically low 75 per cent.
She spent a week in hospital being treated with Tamiflu but developed internal bleeding in her bowel.
Surgeons operated twice, but her liver had also been affected and she died on December 17.
Georgia added: "It was so quick. It was a week and then she was gone. Even the doctors in hospital were shocked.
"She was knocked out the whole week. There was nothing at all, no twitches, she didn't open her eyes, she was just on machines.
"It was heartbreaking when we went to say goodbye to her after she had gone.
"All the machines were on standby and we just wanted to turn them back on. But we knew in our hearts that there was nothing more the doctors could do."
Divorced Lindsay, who has two other daughters Romy, 12 and Mia, eight, had just found a new house with fiance Steve Rhodes and was planning to marry for a second time.
Her mum Christine Deignan, 58, said: "We didn't really take it that seriously. Everybody gets colds, flu symptoms, diarrhoea and sickness bugs, so how do you know? I had no worries about her at all.
"In the end, they said there was nothing they could do for her. It was agonising seeing her like this.
"This needs to be a warning to everybody. Everybody can get it, and it's much bigger than they are making it out to be.
"Last year it was all this big thing, this year they are playing it down.
"Swine flu or H1N1 is a joke name for something so devastating."
Lindsay's cause of death was recorded as multiple organ failure, H1N1 pneumonia and bowel ischaemia.
News of her death came as the funeral of another swine flu victim took place.
Sarah Howard, 20, died on December 18 from the illness — just 11 days after giving birth to son Harry.
Sarah, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, was cremated today at the North Manchester Crematorium in a pink coffin at a service attended by 110 family and friends.
Earlier this month her father Mark told The Sun that medical staff did not seem to know what the symptoms of swine flu are.