Shawn’s Blog – Why donate Plasma?

How is donating blood or plasma necessary for an IVIG treatment?

Today as I sit and write my monthly blog and I realize how truly important donating blood and plasma is to our KD children. IVIG is the treatment for the majority of children who are diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease no matter the age. IVIG is immune globulin purified from plasma by a manufacturing process called fractionation and administered intravenously to patients. This magic drug is what transforms our children from the hell that has plagued their body in the form of inflammation, to smiling, talking, and moving once again.

Shawn’s Blog – Episode 1

Good Morning! Welcome to our Kawasaki Kids Foundation blog, where I will be writing about Kawasaki Disease, being a father, husband, and the Executive Director of the Kawasaki Kids Foundation. My name is Shawn Logan, I’m married with three boys, ages 12, 9, and 5. My beautiful wife is in her last few months of the master’s program at Colorado …

Meet Joey

Age at Diagnosis: Day of Diagnosis: Symptoms: We would love to talk with you and learn more about your experience with Kawasaki Disease.

Meet Mackenzie

Our son Joey was a perfectly healthy baby until he wasn’t. I remember he had a low-grade fever on a Saturday evening and I began to treat it with Tylenol figuring it had to do with him teething. He was 9 months at the time. Two days later he still had a high fever that would only go down a …

Meet Connor

Zeke started with a high persistent fever on Sunday, second day of winter and developed a rash in the evening. Day 2 lips bright red, stopped eating, still drinking. Day 3 highly irritable, bloodshot eyes. Day 4 couldn’t walk, swollen feet and hands, huge lymph nodes around his neck. Sent to emergency at the children’s hospital. Put on IV antibiotics …

Meet Zeke

Zeke started with a high persistent fever on Sunday, second day of winter and developed a rash in the evening. Day 2 lips bright red, stopped eating, still drinking. Day 3 highly irritable, bloodshot eyes. Day 4 couldn’t walk, swollen feet and hands, huge lymph nodes around his neck. Sent to emergency at the children’s hospital. Put on IV antibiotics …

Meet Zamora

It was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and 3 weeks before her third birthday when I noticed that Zamora had a low-grade fever. I gave her some Motrin and went on with our day as usual. Thanksgiving came and she didn’t eat anything, slept all day and had high fevers (103 & 104). Once Saturday hit, she had a rash all …

Meet Peyton

We were at my sister in laws enjoying the beach before school. On the morning of August 1, 2010, Peyton woke up with a mild fever. Since he had just gotten home from his father’s I assumed he picked up a bug. We decided to cut the trip short and head home to the doctor. We were at my sister …

Meet Rayden

While at Children’s they ruled out viral infection. His sed rate, CRP, and alt were all elevated. He was also anemic and had WBC in his urine. He was given IVIG, high dose aspirin, and an echo was obtained. The echo showed no abnormalities. After three nights, Rayden was discharged 🙂 Viral infection (Tylenol/Motrin) Viral infection (Tylenol/Motrin) At home, running …

Meet Jacobe

Jacobe was 1 1/2 and had a very high fever and was feeling ill and miserable. I took him to our local ER and they diagnosed him with pneumonia and admitted him to the hospital. They started medications and breathing treatments for that and also started with medications to get his fever down. They thought we would only be there …