This is so sad! No one should ever have to bury a child!

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
January 2, 2009 4:54pm CST
My heart goes out to them. Jett Travolta was son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston Travoltas say Jett suffered from effects of Kawasaki disease. Jett Travolta died in Freeport, Bahamas. Kawasaki disease, Doctors don't know what causes Kawasaki disease, but it doesn't seem to be hereditary or contagious. Scientists who've studied it think the evidence strongly suggests it's caused by an infectious agent such as a virus. It's very rare for more than one child in a family to develop Kawasaki disease. Less than 2 percent of children have another attack of Kawasaki disease. http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/02/obit.jett.travolta/index.html
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@littleone3 (2065)
3 Jan 09
This is heartbreaking news as said in your title no parent should have to bury their child. At this sad and awful time my thoughts are with the Travoltas. I hope the media leaves them in peace to grieve.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
3 Jan 09
No one should ever have to bury a child! email this discussion to a friend? This line is heart wrenching.So sad.My heart go es for them.
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• United States
3 Jan 09
I would imagine that burying your own child must be next to dying yourself. I do not want to dwell on that for too long, however. So, I'll turn my attention to this rare disease which sounds like a motorcycle. Another odd virus or other syndrome which can apparently kill with no prior warning. Sigh! That doesn't improve my mood either. Such things are rare, which is the little comfort I can find at the moment. :)
@healer (1784)
• India
3 Jan 09
Thats very sad to hear and also i have never heard of that disease and i guess it must be rare and dangerous. Its must have been very hard for John Travolta and i am very sorry for him for he has to face the pain. I know how painful it is to loss a child, may god bless the family.
• United States
3 Jan 09
I saw this ariticle and it brought a tear to my eye. No one should ever have to bury there child. I dont think I would be able to go on after dealing with something like that. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Travolta family during this time.
@spratt89 (11)
3 Jan 09
This is a real shame, but now he is in a better place I believe
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
3 Jan 09
I am sure that it is small comfort to John Travolta and his wife since they had only two children. I feel for their loss. I suppose that those two percent of children who have another attack of Kawaski do so because they survived the first attack. So it must be fatal except in rare cases. I wonder if perhaps the parents knew but the doctors thought it was nothing. I mean it must have really hurt. Is there any cure to this condition or any way to prevent it?
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
That is very sad news. I agree, it's hard when parents are left to bury a child. I pray for comfort for the Travolta family. I have a friend whose 1 year old daughter had Kawasaki disease about 4 years ago but they were able to beat the condition because their doctor was able to provide quick treatment. My friend told me that upon diagnosis, the child should immediately get a shot of IVIG, a very expensive medicine, within a certain number of hours (48 or 72, I can't remember anymore) or else you'll have a lower chance of surviving. Her daughter is one of the lucky kids who triumphed over that disease.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
3 Jan 09
ersmommy1, It is indeed a very sad news and lost. Just feeling exactly the same when my favorite actor Paul Newman passed away. I think it is a sad and scary fact that there are a number of diseases that are incurable and baffling as how they arise and caused. I suppose these things just makes us more weary of our fragile existence and that life should be lived to the fullest and not be taken for granted. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Its so sad! but thats life..whether we like it or not it comes.. I just heard that kind of disease..
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yes, this is very sad and I will keep the Travoltas in my prayer and while I'm praying I will pray for a cure. Thank you for sharing.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
3 Jan 09
That is so sad. I seen this on the internet today when I first signed on. I feel so sorry for the family.
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
this is indeed such sad new .. will be praying for peace and comfort for their family
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yes, it is sad. I just hope that the media stays out of their business and lets them grieve like a normal family.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I have seen John Travolta from Welcome Back Kotter to his status today, and I am sorry to know that he lost his son. It is not easy for a parent to bury their child. It is expected that a child bury their parent, but there are times when the first instance happen. I only pray that John and Kelly as well as their remaining child find the comfort,love and peace they need at this time.
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
2 Jan 09
Hi Ersmommy1 It is a sad news! My heart is with them. It is dreadful to lose your own son. He was only sixteen full with a long life ahead of him. I have found the following information about kawasaki disease :Kawasaki disease is an illness that involves the skin, mouth, and lymph nodes, and most often affects kids under age 5. The cause is unknown, but if the symptoms are recognized early, kids with Kawasaki disease can fully recover within a few days. Untreated, it can lead to serious complications that can affect the heart. http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/heart/kawasaki.html
@dodo19 (28090)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
2 Jan 09
My heart goes out to them. I have to agree that no parent should have to bear their children. It's simply terrible. I feel terrible for any parent, who has had to bury their child, such as John Travolta and Kelly Preston. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
2 Jan 09
That is so sad. It has to be a terrible thing to lose a child. I have never heard of that disease myself. Must be very rare. I feel for the Travoltas.