NEW LOOK – MORE CHANGE

Over the past month you may have or may not have noticed some minor changes to the Kawasaki Kids Foundation. We are not talking about what we do, who we do it for, our purpose, or the simple fact that we are here to fight Kawasaki Disease (KD) and to save kids’ hearts around the world. What we are talking …

Meet Nalia

Nalia was on antibiotics for strep throat when she came down with an odd full-body rash and random fever. A doctor diagnosed the rash as a “Penicillin Rash” in reaction to the antibiotics she was taking. She was retested for strep, and it was negative. Four days passed and she was only getting worse, with fevers spiking as high as …

Meet Khari

I’m not ready to write our story just yet. This is very fresh still. We have just discharged from the hospital 2 days ago. I just really want to stress BE YOUR CHILD’s ADVOCATE! I had to request repeat tests and blood work several times until we finally got a diagnosis for KD on day 7. Scarlet fever NA Age …

Meet Daman

Daman’s first symptom was a 104° fever and an extremely swollen and painful lymph node on the left side of his neck. On the third day of his fever, I took him to his pediatrician which diagnosed him with a lymph node infection and prescribed antibiotics and sent him home. Later that night, he began vomiting and having excruciating stomach …

Meet Jasper

My son got Kawasaki Disease the first time when he was 20 months old. He had the full works, red eyes, swollen lymph nodes, rash all over the body, fever that would not break, fatigue, red strawberry tongue and cracking lips. Although I had brought him in almost immediately when he first started his KD with only a fever and …

Meet Regan

In November 2015, Regan became ill. It started like many illnesses, throwing up, stomach pain, no appetite, and diarrhea. As his illness progressed, he developed a fever, a rash, red, chapped lips, bloodshot eyes, and swollen lymph nodes and swollen hands. By day 11 of his illness, we had been to the pediatrician twice, had two negative strep tests, we …

Meet Belle

My daughter, Belle, woke up on October 16, 2016, with a stiff neck. No big deal…right? Four days later the stiff neck was an 8 x 9 cm mass on her neck. The enlarged lymph node was then followed by fevers of 99-102, headache, and body sweats. She was sent to the local hospital where she was treated for an …

Meet Kashvi

My baby girl was 4th s4 months when initially she had a high fever, it was thought to be viral but after3 days she developed rashes with high fever including tongue, she was not accepting food, not even water, it was thought to be measles. Consulted many docs who gave a different diagnosis. But when it was more than 5 …

Meet Elliott

E’s story begins on a Friday with a rash over most of his body. Saturday he got a fever that zoomed up to 104 very quickly and would not come down with otc meds. We took him to the ER, he was seen and about to be released when his heart rate shot up and became erratic. Seeing this, the …

Meet Gabriel

The pain that I have felt, I have never felt before ~ Gabriel NA Bellin hospital Green Bay WI IVIG and steroids NA Age at Diagnosis: 2 Day of Diagnosis: NA Symptoms: We would love to talk with you and learn more about your experience with Kawasaki Disease.