AN OAP was left suffering from a deadly lung disease after a flock of pigeons set up home in an empty property above her.

Rosslyn Osinski, 67, had to be taken to hospital with pigeon fancier’s lung after 70 birds moved into the derelict home and excrement started to seep through her ceiling.

Her husband Michael, 68, feared for her life after she lost more than a stone and was hooked up to oxygen to keep her alive.

Rosslyn spent two weeks in hospital and had to undergo a six-month course of steroids.

Last night, Rosslyn demanded someone is held accountable, blasting: “This has been an absolute nightmare.”

Rosslyn first visited her GP in January last year with breathlessness, diarrhoea, vomiting and fatigue.

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Rosslyn said: “On Christmas Day, I just managed to get out of bed. I looked like skin and bone – I looked absolutely terrible.

“I spent a week in hospital on antibiotics and oxygen and then I was released.

“Within 24 hours, I had to call an ambulance. I couldn’t breathe. I went back to hospital, looked at myself in the mirror and I just started crying.

“I just thought to myself, ‘I’m going to die in here.’ I thought, ‘This must be what it’s like to die’.”

Michael said: “They did a CT scan and her lungs were white. If a doctor had not spotted it, she’d be dead.”

Rosslyn’s nightmare started after the Crown Hotel above her basement home in Coldstream, Berwick- shire, fell into disrepair and the birds moved in.

The couple are taking legal action against Scottish Borders Council, claiming they failed to make the building safe despite complaints. But the council’s insurers have denied liability.

Rosslyn’s basement home – which is underneath the hotel – was repeatedly flooded with “dirty, brown, filthy water” which had filtered through piles of pigeon excrement.

The couple were left with a £5000 bill to repair the damage.

Rosslyn, who had hoped to run a B&B from their home said: “I still have scar tissue in my lungs and so there’s no way I can cater for people.

“It’s ruined the little business we hoped to have.”

A spokesman for Scottish Borders Council said: “We have no comment to make at this stage as we feel it may prejudice the legal process.”

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