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Newborn Develops Rash On Vacation & Doctors Are Unable To Treat His Condition

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It’s one thing for a doctor to diagnose your baby with an illness. But it’s another when multiple doctors can’t figure out a diagnosis for your baby. Unfortunately, that's what recently happened to one family while they were on vacation.

While visiting the Golden Coast of Australia, British couple  Shaneace and Matthew Currie took their four-month-old son Logan to the hospital because he had a rash and began vomiting. After examination, the doctors prescribed antibiotics for a Urinary Tract Infection. His parents waited for the antibiotics to work, but told reporters that “Eight hours later his condition deteriorated and his hand started turning purple, which is when doctors picked up on his rare condition.” Both of Logan’s hands and left leg were losing circulation.

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Doctors were puzzled but decided that Logan might be fighting Kawasaki Disease and Poly Arterial Arthritis because they discovered blood clots dislodged throughout his tiny body. Since a lot of damage has been done, Logan will most likely lose his arms below the elbow and his leg up to the knee. He has since transferred to another hospital and is in the intensive cardiovascular care unit. The doctors have to wait for flesh that has died to be removed in order to assess how much is still alive.

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Logan’s father said he “wouldn't wish this upon [his] worst enemy,” and doesn’t want anyone (especially a baby) to be a medical mystery.

There's no known cause of Kawasaki Disease, so diagnosing and treating it can be difficult. It causes inflammation throughout the body; and when left untreated can lead to blood clots, a heart attack, or a brain aneurysm. It occurs most often in boys younger than five years old. The disease isn't contagious because it's a reaction from a virus or an infection, so Logan didn't “catch it” during his travels.

Through this terrible circumstance, the Curries are holding on strong. By remaining as positive as they can, they're taking things one day at a time. They've accepted the fact that their son will need prosthetic limbs, and have begun raising the funds to afford them. Most importantly, they told reporters that when Logan has a good day, it’s a good day for everyone else.

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