Newborn baby suddenly develops rash on vacation and is now confronted with amputated limbs – as doctors admit they have no idea how to treat his condition
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- Parents Shaneace and Matthew Currie noticed something wrong with the first child
- Their four-month-old son was sent home from the hospital with a suspected UTI
- He developed a rash that doctors later discovered was a rare condition
- The disease broke blood circulation to his limbs, which may need to be amputated
- Logan's parents have one GoFundMe to cover the costs of prosthetic limbs
Logan Currie (photo) was taken to the hospital after he developed a purple rash on his hand
A newborn who was sent home from a hospital with a urinary tract infection could lose his arms after a rare disease caused blood clots that cut off his bloodstream.
Shaneace Roy and Matthew Currie knew something was wrong with their four-month-old baby, Logan, during a family vacation to Queensland more than four weeks ago.
Now they are confronted with the reality that their only child will lose both his hands and possibly his left leg, after developing a rare disease that confused their medical team.
& # 39; I would not wish this for my worst enemy, & # 39; Currie told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; I don't want anyone to become a medical mystery because we don't know what's going on and the doctors don't know how his two disorders work together. & # 39;
The young family from Singleton, New South Wales, now lives in the Ronald McDonald House near Westmead Hospital to be closer to Logan, who remains in the cardiac unit after being transferred from intensive care.
The four-month-old (photo) suddenly fell ill and was fine before his parents took him on vacation to the Gold Coast
Logan is now in a heart unit at Westmead Children & # 39; s Hospital, where doctors follow him closely
Doctors are still not quite sure how to treat his condition, which they think is a combination of Kawasaki disease and poly-arterial arthritis.
They believe the circumstances have somehow worked together to make blood clots in Logan's heart, lungs, and body, ultimately limiting blood flow to his limbs.
WHAT IS KAWASAKI DISEASE?
Kawasaki disease is a condition that causes inflammation along the walls of arteries and blood vessels in the body.
It is most common in infants and young children.
Early stages include rash and fever. Symptoms include high fever and flaking skin.
The condition can often not be treated.
Mr. Currie said they are aware that Logan will lose his hands, and possibly both arms under the elbows. His left leg from the knee is also influenced by his condition.
& # 39; Doctors don't know for sure how much of his arms he will be able to hold. They are waiting for the dead skin to peel away to see what is still alive, & he said.
The couple first noticed a result during a family vacation on the Gold Coast. He then started vomiting and was irritable.
He was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital emergency department, where he was sent home with an antibiotic for a urinary tract infection.
But eight hours later, his condition deteriorated and his hand began to turn purple when doctors picked up his rare condition.
& # 39; Nobody had seen situations like this before, & # 39; said Mr. Currie.
The little one is expected to lose both hands – possibly his arms – and part of his left leg
He underwent a series of tests and scans before doctors found that he was fighting two rare conditions at the same time
He was eventually transferred to Westmead Children & # 39; s Hospital from Queensland via air travel to be closer to family.
The first parents put one GoFundMe appeal to help with the costs of prosthetic limbs and the future treatment of Logan.
Although they have both been able to take time off from work, Shaneace on maternity leave and Mr Currie unpaid, they are starting to burn out their savings.
When Shaneace's maternity leave soon expires, Mr. Currie plans to return to work as a bricklayer to continue supporting his young family.
He said the whole test was tough, but they try to take it every day as it comes.
& # 39; Of course some days are better than others, & # 39; said Mr. Currie. & # 39; If he has a good day, we can also have a good day.
& # 39; But the smallest things, such as a cough or a sneeze, scare us and make us think that maybe something is going on sinister. & # 39;
Logan (left: before, right: after) stays in the hospital while his first parents live in the Ronald McDonald House to be closer to him
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