Backstreet Boy's Son Suffers From Kawasaki Syndrome

Brian Littrell, member of the Backstreet Boys, was on The Doctors today to discuss his 6-year-old son Baylee's battle with Kawasaki Syndrome. Baylee said it was "the worstest day of my whole entire life."

This, of course, is the same illness that the John Travolta and Kelly Preston say their late son Jett was suffering from. While the symptoms of Kawasaki are terrifying (high fevers, rashes, and impacts on the arteries of a child's heart), it is a very short-lived disease that is, most often, cleared up in under a month. Baylee is out of the woods now with this disease, and the doctors on the show reiterated that seizures are not a part of this disease.

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Autism is a diagnosis that can destroy your whole life. Do you realize how many parents DENY that their kids have autism (as do I, to anyone except my immediate family), because of the stigmas these children receive?

The teacher that knew of my child's diagnosis treated my child like an incompetent individual, retarded and unable to learn. Which was the opposite of the truth. But believe me, it is not an uncommon stereotype. So screw all of you for judging any parent for simply doing what they feel is best for their child.

No one is obligated to be the Role Model for a disease. Let them grieve in peace. They had the kid on seizure meds, for goodness sakes. What on earth do you want from them?