Started off on a Friday after school. Anthony complained about neck pain and later that night he developed a high fever. I took him to the ER that night and he was diagnosed with a swollen lymph node and placed on antibiotics. Two days later he was back in the ER with a severe headache, chest pain, fever, and back pain. They performed a lumbar puncture to check for meningitis. That was negative. He continued to run fevers and have severe headaches. He began vomiting and his eyes turned red. I took him to his pediatrician who ordered blood work. On day 8 he told me he was tired of being sick. I took him to the pediatric hospital where he was diagnosed with atypical Kawasaki disease. An echo showed dilation of his coronary arteries. He received IVIG on day 9. After a few days in the hospital he was home. 6 weeks later he was back in the hospital suffering a massive heart attack. He had multiple complications and spent 32 days in the CVICU. KD forever changed our lives.
Lymph node infection. Placed on antibiotics.
Lives with giant coronary aneurysms. On 7 different medications.