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The first My Baby Nest Carrier was created by mompreneur Keren Levi after trying numerous slings and carriers, but finding nothing that was easy to wear or comfortable. The My Baby Nest Carrier was especially designed with newborns and premature babies in mind; providing unique support for nursing during the early stages of your baby’s life. Most importantly it is versatile and adaptable offering different positions, allowing continued use as your baby grows – up to 35 lbs. This unique baby carrier is designed to contour to your body, while your baby is safely comforted by the warmth of your body and the beat of your heart.
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Brian Littrell’s wife, Leighanne, has already told OK! magazine that her 6-year-old son, Baylee, is feeling much better, but she has now opened up about exactly what happened with her son, and she also has some advice for fellow parents.
According to Leighanne, Baylee “broke out in a full-body rash” in early December, with “blisters in his throat and a 103-degree fever.”
After numerous tests and three misdiagnoses, the couple asked doctors to perform an echocardiogram, which showed damage to Baylee’s coronary arteries. It was determined that Baylee suffered from atypical Kawasaki disease. He’s been released from Atlanta’s Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital after receiving treatment, and now Brian and Leighanne are reaching out to other parents. “If you feel like something is wrong, follow our instinct,” says Leighanne, who talks to OK! about the fight for her son’s life.
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On how Baylee is doing now: “Good. He is running around in his Batman costume, feeling so much better, and his attitude is fantastic.”
On when he first got sick: “Around his birthday, Nov. 26. He felt nauseous and had diarrhea. His grandpa also noticed his lymph nodes were a little swollen. Baylee wasn’t running a fever, so we let him have his party. We went to the doctor, who diagnosed him with strep throat and put him on amoxicillin.”
The symptoms didn’t go away: “We spent an early Christmas with Brian’s family in Kentucky. On the way back home, Baylee had a fever of 103. We took him to the doctor, and he had blisters in his throat. He was diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease, a viral illness that causes blisters. But he developed a rash on his body, and the doctors then thought he had erythema multiforme, a reaction to the amoxicillin. We got home, and the rash looked like a chemical burn; his eyes were swollen shut. We went straight to the emergency room.”
On what she was thinking at that point: “Well, you’re frustrated. There is no way you can believe a doctor who is telling you to go home and this will go away on its own. But Baylee had said he had been feeling these little heart murmurs – he calls them “heart sparks.” So Brian and I wanted him to have an echocardiogram. The doctors rolled their eyes, like, “They’re just being paranoid parents.” But the results came back and showed damage to his coronary arteries, and inflammation. He was finally diagnosed with atypical Kawasaki disease.”
On what’s next for Baylee: “We have to monitor his heart for six to eight weeks, until we know the IVIG has worked: It’s the only shot to cure Kawasaki. The other day, Baylee said, “I just want to be normal, Mommy.” Right now, he can’t do a lot of cardiovascular activity, but he can practice his karate. He also has to stay away from people who are sick because his immune system is weak.”
On their advice for other parents: “Doctors don’t know everything. They would never run an echocardiogram unless we insisted. We’d like to set up a fund for children who need extra medical testing, when insurance won’t cover it. I hope our experience can help another family. “
To see some stunning picture of Baylee, go here!
Have any of you had to struggle to find out what illness your child had?
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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s 18-year-old daughter Bristol gave birth to her first child, son Tripp, on December 28th. The former vice presidential candidate told PEOPLE that Levi and Bristol are both working hard at being parents.
“You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off to parent and going to school and working at the same time,” she adds, “They are certainly not high school dropouts.”
The former vice presidential candidate said she wanted to be clear about their continuing work toward high school degrees because any suggestion otherwise “harms Bristol’s reputation and Levi’s reputation and their chances for good work opportunities.”
Bristol intends to finish her high school degree through correspondence courses. Levi, also 18, told the AP in October that he had left high school to enroll in an apprenticeship program training him as an electrician. Gov. Palin told PEOPLE at the time that she hoped Levi would eventually earn a GED, adding, “I respect that Levi is out there working hard.”
It was just a check-up! Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were seen entering Cedars-Sinai Medical Center yesterday and we couldn’t help but wonder if Violet’s little brother or sister was about to arrive. However, later that same day, Jennifer and her 3-year-old daughter Violet were seen enjoying some quality time shopping at Williams Sonoma in Santa Monica. It looks like baby Affleck will be born in 2009 after all.
What a sweet mother-daughter duo! 😉
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