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 …

Meet Mia

Our Little girl’s story all the way from South Africa: Mia fell sick on 21 January 2017 which-after she was misdiagnosed with upper respiratory track inflection, she was given a dose of antibiotics and fever medication, for almost three weeks Mia had a fever on and off, and we treated it as prescribed by the doctor. On 8 February, Mia …

Meet Anthony

It 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 …

Meet Mason

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 Mario

We are from México City. It began when MJ (13 months old then) woke up on a February Saturday at 4 AM with light fever. At the morning we noticed a rash on his neck and especially strong in the area where he had applied the BCG vaccine 6 months ago (which is normal to be applied to every kid …

Meet Abbie

Little Abbie was admitted to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton earlier this year, with a rare and potentially life-threatening disease. Thanks to the knowledge and care of doctors and nursing staff at the Alex, she has made a full recovery and was recently given the all-clear. Here, in her own words, Abbie’s mum Cessally, has shared …

Meet Caleb

My son Caleb was seven years old when diagnosed. He came home from school with a stomach ache on a Monday. That evening the fever came, and he vomited a few times throughout the night. He had some diarrhea, sore throat, cracked red lips, and strawberry tongue the next day. The fever was consistent and concerned me when it wouldn’t …