For those of you who do not know or have not heard, Baylee Litrell has been in the hospital
for the past few days. He will be starting a treatment this afternoon and the Littrell family asks
that all Backstreet Boys fans please remember him in prayer during this trying time.
Every little prayer helps and every single prayer counts!
Brian and Leighanne would also like to wish you all Happy Holidays and to thank for your thoughts and prayers....
More information will follow and we will definitely keep you all updated.....
Thank you all so much for all of your prayers, you have all played a part in Baylee's recovery.
Keep us in your prayers, we are almost through the storm!
We will explain everything later.
Thank you again and Merry Christmas
Looks like he's going to be okay
Our" hero Baylee
To all of our friends and family, we would like to give you a very short version of what we
have been going through for the last two weeks.
We really appreciate all of your love and support. You all don't realize how your prayers
have changed our lives and how God has blessed Baylee. We are going to release this
statement to let everyone know a little more about what has happened.
We are deeply touched by all of you.
Leighanne , Brian and Baylee
On Saturday December 20, 2008, Baylee T W Littrell was released from Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.
Before being admitted Baylee had been treated for or thought to have had; strep throat, hand, foot,
mouth disease and erythema multiforme. After receiving a biopsy, blood tests, an EKG and 2
echocardiograms, Baylee was finally diagnosed with A-Typical Kawasaki Disease.
We would like to stress A-Typical because Baylee did not have text book symptoms of any of the
viruses they thought he had.
Kawasaki Disease causes inflammation in the coronary arteries as well as the walls of the small
and medium sized arteries throughout the body. Unfortunately Baylee’s coronary arteries were effected.
He received an IVIG, which is a treatment to bring down the inflammation in his coronary arteries.
Baylee will be closely monitor ed for the next 6-8 weeks by a Pediatric Cardiologist to see if the
treatment was effective.
We want to thank every one who prayed for us as well as all of the emails and phone calls.
Your love and support means so much to our family. The Hospital Staff were absolutely amazing.
They made an extremely difficult time in our lives as comfortable as possible.
We are humbled by the love and compassion that people have for our son all over the world,
Brian and Leighanne Littrell