A source says Travolta did everything he could after Jett was found unconscious by a caretaker yesterday. He and wife Kelly Preston spent 40 minutes in an ambulance taking Jett to the hospital, but the boy was pronounced dead on arrival.(Source)
RADAR has learned exclusively that John pounded on his son’s chest and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to save his life..
Jett, 16, had a history of seizures and had apparently fallen in the bathroom and banged his head.
A highly placed source told RADAR that Kelly and John came running to save Jett after he was found unconscious on the floor by the caretaker at 10 a.m. “John tried everything to bring his boy back, ” one family friend told us. “But he was probably already dead. John and Kelly are devastated. John moaned: ‘This is the worst day of my life. No father should have to bury his son.”
Kawasaki Disease almost killed Jett Travolta when he was a toddler, but experts said it was unlikely the rare childhood disorder led to his reported seizure Friday.
“Seizures are not part of Kawasaki disease,” said Dr. Stanford Shulman, a specialist in the disease at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
“If a teenager had a seizure and died, that would not commonly be due to Kawasaki disease.”
The sickness, more common in young boys, leads to fever, rash, red eyes and swollen hands and feet.
Its cause is controversial. Some, like Jett’s actress mom, Kelly Preston, believe environmental toxins trigger the symptoms. Others blame a virus.
If left untreated, Kawasaki can cause blood clots and heart attacks, even later in life.
About 4,000 cases of Kawasaki disease are diagnosed each year in the U.S., virtually all in young children, Shulman said.
“Nowadays, no more than 2% or 3% of cases develop significant coronary artery abnormalities, so deaths are rare, but they do occur,” he said.
Some research has pointed to seizures in kids suffering from acute Kawasaki disease.
A deathly ill Jett was rushed to the hospital when he was 2 and diagnosed with the disease, his parents have said. His mother said he recovered with the help of a detoxification program but still had “allergies.”
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