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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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50 Comments

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# 1

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

# 2

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

# 3

IS IT MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE “HONDA-ONE”?

# 4

@3 *******

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

# 5
Maria (Shorty) @ 12/22/2008 at 11:35 am

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

# 6

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!!

# 7
Justin nunez @ 12/22/2008 at 12:12 pm

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

# 8

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

# 9

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

GET WELL SOON BAYLEE! :)

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

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!

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.

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 @ 12/22/2008 at 1:25 pm

Wishing Baylee a quick and lasting recovery!

sofia mclean @ 12/22/2008 at 1:29 pm

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

yo amo a alex!

francesca @ 12/22/2008 at 1:48 pm

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

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

Sheepskin is best @ 12/22/2008 at 2:09 pm

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

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

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.

Wishing little Baylee a healthy recovery!

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

Hope Baylee gets well soon!

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

i hope baylee get well soon
god bless this family

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