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 …

Meet Jamie

Jamie came home from school on a Friday complaining of a sore throat. I assumed he was coming down with a cold and told him to rest up that evening and I would look at his throat in the morning. The next morning his lymph node was swollen to the size of a baseball. I took him to the walk-in …

Meet Oliver

We had friends over on Saturday February 25 2017. Oliver was a ball of energy, laughing and having fun. Day 1 – The next morning we woke up to a different boy. He was extremely irritable, more so than ever before, and we couldn’t console him when he became hysterical. We ended up taking a drive, which had always calmed …

Meet Samantha

It all started on March 12th when I had came home from a 12 hour shift. Right when I walked in she told me her neck hurt really bad. I looked at it, didn’t see anything. It was late so I sent her to bed. I was just thinking she slept on it wrong. Next day we went out of …

Meet Sebastian

Sebastian had incomplete Kawasaki Disease age 3 months which went undetected for a period of time and attacked his coronary arteries. Sebastian did not fit the typical profile of someone with Kawasaki nor did he present all of the typical symptoms. After three ER visits (because of fever and fussiness) and many tests, the amazing team at Maria Fareri Children’s …

Meet Gavin

Gavin was 6yrs old when he got an Enlarged lymph node in his neck. We went to the emergency room and were given antibiotics for an infected lymph node. It didn’t get better with antibiotics and grew to the size of an orange.We then returned to the emergency room and were admitted to a local children’s hospital branch; we were …