My grandson contracted Kawasaki Disease in around 2002. He had a very informed Pediatrician who was number one on the list at our hospital. First Kawasaki Disease is very delibating especially in say a 3yr.old who doesn't understand. We were told that he had to run a temp over 101 Fahrenheit for 5 days straight. Well believe me this had happened. He seen the Pediatrician and was booked immediately for Kawasaki. You see your child looking normal and within 5 days he is looking like the Incredible Hulk (no BS here). It literally scared us. He was hooked up to IV and given 1500cc. of Aspirin Daily.for I believe 3-4 days. Until the fever broke. After all of this their little hands and feet start to pain, they loose approx. 1 layer of skin on their hands and feet. Their nails peel to the point of being non-existant. When the Dr. had mentioned the name I said at the next visit (I could not find Kawasaki Disease on the Internet) his reply "its best you dont'" Well that certainly put me in a frenzy. He is now 15 and is having liver problems, in fact they are next week having him taken in for an Ultra-Sound of his liver. I cant' tell you how distraught I am over this. I did check the internet and apparently it can do something to the liver, however it is not saying much. If anyone, and I do mean anyone who has any info on this Disease and Liver Disease at a later age pls. let me know. I keep checking and checking, all I am getting is "yes" it can effect the liver, but in what way? He has not been feeling well lately, sick to his stomach etc. I really want some answers' on this. I am getting paranoid. I certainly do not want anything to happen to my oldest grandson. Pls. feel free to email me directly. If you cant' and have to post here I will reply with my own email address. Thank you anyone, I keep praying!!View Thread
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