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Baylee Littrell: Diagnosed With Kawasaki Disease

Baylee Littrell: Diagnosed With Kawasaki Disease

Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell‘s six-year-old son Baylee has been diagnosed with A-Typical Kawasaki Disease, the singer updates on his official website.

Here’s what he wrote: “On Saturday December 20, 2008, Baylee T W Littrell was released from Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. Before being admitted Baylee had been treated for or thought to have had strep throat, hand, foot, mouth disease and erythema multiforme. After receiving a biopsy, blood tests, an EKG and 2 echocardiograms, Baylee was finally diagnosed with A-Typical Kawasaki Disease. We would like to stress A-Typical because Baylee did not have text book symptoms of any of the viruses they thought he had.

“Kawasaki Disease causes inflammation in the coronary arteries as well as the walls of the small and medium sized arteries throughout the body. Unfortunately, Baylee‘s coronary arteries were affected. He received an IVIG, which is a treatment to bring down the inflammation in his coronary arteries. Baylee will be closely monitored for the next 6-8 weeks by a Pediatric Cardiologist to see if the treatment was effective.

“We want to thank every one who prayed for us as well as all of the emails and phone calls. Your love and support means so much to our family. The Hospital Staff were absolutely amazing. They made an extremely difficult time in our lives as comfortable as possible.

“We are humbled by the love and compassion that people have for our son all over the world, thank you! — Brian and Leighanne Littrell

Get well soon, Baylee!!!

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  • mandy

    poor baby! I lovee that kid!
    i went to a brian concert once, and baylee was there in the stage singing with his daddy! He’s sooo cute!

    Get well soon baylee

  • ely

    my brother had it too when he was a kid, I hope this little one will be alright!

  • gerard Vandenberg


  • anonym

    @3 Asshole

    Hopefully it isn’t that dangerous as the infection which caused the damage on your brain!

  • Maria (Shorty)

    Oh my prayers go out to this family — especially the little one. Hope he’ll be 100% real soon.

  • becky

    I had it when I was in third grade. The doctors said I would have lasting heart problems and probable scarring of the skin on my face. I’m happy to report that I am a very healthy adult with NONE of the lifelong problems they said I would have. I wish this family the best!!

  • Justin nunez

    I hope she will be well. My prayers are with you Brian.

  • http://justjared gossipgirl

    baylee is such a cutie!. i hope he get better soon.

  • Veselka

    I hope Baylee will be alright soon.My prayers are with you.Get better

  • Sarah


  • Emily

    My sister had Kawasaki disease when she was about 2. She’s fine now.

  • AJ

    I just love the Backstreet Boys to this day! I still follow all their fanclub news and their music is so inspirational to me! Their music is wonderful, and they bring so much joy to my life since I was 7.
    I hope Baylee is well soon, and may God bless the Littrells this Christmas with the love and care they deserve!

  • Halo

    That is horrible to hear. I hope EVERYTHING goes well with Baylee and his family. I know it must hurt to know that as a little kid, you think you can do anything but then you get diagnosed with a disease.

    I hope he makes it with a full recovery.

  • Paula

    Thanks God he is better now…
    This family deserve the best, so get well soon Baylee.
    My prayers are with you and your parents

    God Bless you :D

  • office fan

    Wishing Baylee a quick and lasting recovery!

  • sofia mclean

    las fans argentinas de los backstreet estamos con vos Baylee!!!

    yo amo a alex!

  • francesca

    i like the bsb music cos it’s also inspiring!!!

    My prayers are with brian, leigh and baylee!!
    Get well soon!!

  • Sheepskin is best

    Kawasaki – isn’t that the name of a motorcycle?

  • SI

    I just love Brian…hope Baylee get well soon!!!

  • Erin

    My supervisor at my job I left just last week is Brian Littrell’s wife’s aunt. I suppose this makes Baylee her great nephew. I need to email her and see if everything is ok.

  • Tana

    Wishing little Baylee a healthy recovery!

  • hannah

    Awwwwwww, this makes me heartbroken. Get well soon Baylee!!!!

  • brie2009

    Hope Baylee gets well soon!

  • Jess

    Baylee, you will definitely be in my prayers! Get well soon; we love your appearances on BSB tours ;)

  • cristina

    i hope baylee get well soon
    god bless this family

  • shweta

    poor baylee..hes such a vivacious and happy kid this sucks it had to happen to him. i’m so happy that he’s doing better though! i want him to be healthy it breaks my heart whenever i hear about a little one getting sick..all the best to baylee and mr. and mrs. littrell.

  • V-Factory SoCal

    get well soon Baylee!

  • bella

    Poor kid. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

  • mju8

    Omg that’s such sad news!! especially after everything Brian’s been through in his own life with his own medical condition.
    I hope and pray his little boy gets through this, that there are no complications, and that he goes on to live a long happy, healthy life!
    Wish his family all the best especially during the holidays which must be tough for them having to be in hospital.

  • TJ

    A friend of mine’s baby had this and she died at only 6 months because the hospital failed to diagnose her.
    They’re lucky Baylee got diagnosed soon enough.

  • Frida

    I was so sad when I heard this. I think Brian’s had enough of heart problems in his life. But it’s good that they found out why he’s sick so they can treat him. Baylee is such a sweetheart, the spitting image of his father. I hope he gets better soon! My thoughts go out to the whole family.


  • montana mike

    when something happens to a child, it’s a parents worse nightmare.
    may god watch over this family and especially this young child. my prayers will be for them.

  • ShaiBELLA

    AWwwwh :’((


  • LOL

    Kawasaki Disease is what John Travoltas son had…apparently.

  • Krista


    My heart goes out to you both and I hope that little Baylee gets a clean bill of health and I just want to say that Baylee will be in my prayers I hope he’s ok.

    Hang In There We Are All Thinking About You And Your Whole Family During This Hard Time.

  • angie

    I love the Backstreet Boys, love Brian, and Baylee is such a cute little kid… I hope everything turns out fine and they are all able to get through this… Wish you well!

  • Tanya

    My son had this about 8 years ago. He is completely fine.

    Good luck to them!!!

  • Emily

    Aww, I hope he gets better. I never like hearing new about sick children, no matter who they are. It just isn’t fair.

    I really like Brian Littrell. His voice is absolutely beautiful and I actually like the Backstreet Boys. Of all the “boy bands” and poppy music that was out in the late 90s, I actually thought they were the most talented and had the best voices. I even bought their greatest hits because I liked a lot of their songs. Well, it’s great that people support this cute little boy and I hope he gets better.

    Is that lady Brian’s wife? If so, it’s cool that he’s happily married to a lady who is clearly a lot older than him. She’s pretty for her age.

  • Leila Salvado

    Hi, I’m from Mozambique Maputo and I would like to send my best good luck to this kid. Hope he’ll be ok and better each day pls…
    lots of love

  • joneblaze

    The family is in my prayers

  • Mel

    In response to the earlier comment by Gerard regarding Kawasaki Disease being more dangerous than the “honda” one –

    This is a very serious disease and is currently the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. My son received a heart transplant due to the horrific effects of this disease. What may seem funny to one person is a terrible tragedy to many children and families.

  • Deb

    Glad he got treatment quick and will able to be with his folks for christmas! God Bless Bailey!

  • Kelsi

    I LOVE that kid sooooooo much.. my prayers are with him and his family, and i hope he gets better soon.. lots of love =)

  • Alice

    so sad..I pray for them

  • Carol

    I love BSB!!!!!!!
    get well soon Baylee!

  • sarah

    uhm people think the name kawasaki is a motorcycle or car are stupid yes -same name but it was named by a japanese doctor and his name was kawasaki ….so stop thinking he has a car disease..i hope he gets better and i love bsbs music KTBSPA pray for baylee everyone!

  • Shanna

    My prayers are with Brian and his family. I do hope that Baylee will be 100% soon.

  • Melody

    I love B-Rok and his cute little family.They mean the world to me.I was really shocked when I heard of Baylee´s Diagnose.I know what my Baby B-ROK has been through when he was younger.I hope God will always take care and bless him and his family.I wish them all the best.Love Melody ;-)

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