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    Unhappy John Tavolta's son Jett dies at age 16

    This is so very sad.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domes...50145920090102

    NASSAU (Reuters) - The teenage son of actor John Travolta died suddenly on Friday during a family vacation in the Bahamas, according to the family's lawyer.
    Jett Travolta, 16, suffered a seizure at his family's vacation home at the Old Bahama Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island, attorney Michael Ossi said.
    Attempts were made to revive him, but he died at the scene, Ossi said.
    Jett, who had a history of seizures, was the eldest child of Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston. They also have a daughter, Ella Blue, who was born in 2000.

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    This is terrible and sad for the Travolta family. Jett was only 16.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domes...50145920090102

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    Oh my goodness! I just heard this on Fox News and am just floored by the horrific news. My heartfelt sympathies go out to John, Kelly and Ella Blue.

    RIP, Jett~
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    God Bless. How very sad.

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    I just heard about this now, and I agree it's sad. How horrible for their family. Let's all be conscious of the fact that there will be lots of posts and comments about scientology. I wouldn't be surprised if the media made this out to be a big controversy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsG728 View Post
    I just heard about this now, and I agree it's sad. How horrible for their family. Let's all be conscious of the fact that there will be lots of posts and comments about scientology. I wouldn't be surprised if the media made this out to be a big controversy.
    This is very sad, condolences to the Travolta family. I hope the media/public doesn't turn this into something ugly- no family deserves that.

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    How heartbreaking

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    Just saw a report that Jett may have hit his head on the bathtub. What a horrible tragedy and shock for his family.
    Too sad.

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    wasnt there something wrong with him? kawaski disease? or autistic? I cant remember and I'm floored by this as well...they were a tight knit family
    this is just aweful! no way to start a new year!

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    This is so sad, it just makes me sick to my stomach. I feel so bad for the family. No parent should ever have to lose a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    Just saw a report that Jett may have hit his head on the bathtub. What a horrible tragedy and shock for his family.
    Too sad.
    So that could have been the actual cause of death? I always thought you couldn't die from a seizure alone but that could be complete misinformation on my part.

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    "He had a history of seizures and there had been reports that he was autistic or suffered from Kawasaki Syndrome, a condition that can lead to heart disease."

    Edited to add (from "Kid'sMed)
    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.

    Kawasaki disease occurs in 19 out of every 100,000 kids in the United States. It is most common among children of Japanese and Korean descent, but can affect all ethnic groups.

    Signs and Symptoms
    Kawasaki disease can't be prevented, but usually has telltale symptoms and signs that appear in phases.

    The first phase, which can last for up to 2 weeks, usually involves a persistent fever higher than 104° Fahrenheit (39° Celsius) and lasts for at least 5 days.

    Other symptoms that typically develop include:

    severe redness in the eyes
    a rash on the stomach, chest, and genitals
    red, dry, cracked lips
    swollen tongue with a white coating and big red bumps
    sore, irritated throat
    swollen palms of the hands and soles of the feet with a purple-red color
    swollen lymph nodes
    During the second phase, which usually begins within 2 weeks of when the fever started, the skin on the hands and feet may begin to peel in large pieces. The child also may experience joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. If your child shows any of these symptoms, call your doctor.

    Complications
    Doctors can manage the symptoms of Kawasaki disease if they catch it early. Symptoms often disappear within just 2 days of the start of treatment. If Kawasaki disease is treated within 10 days of the onset of symptoms, heart problems usually do not develop.

    Cases that go untreated can lead to more serious complications, such as vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels. This can be particularly dangerous because it can affect the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart.

    In addition to the coronary arteries, the heart muscle, lining, valves, and the outer membrane that surrounds the heart can become inflamed. Arrhythmias (changes in the normal pattern of the heartbeat) or abnormal functioning of some heart valves also can occur.

    Diagnosis
    No single test can detect Kawasaki disease, so doctors usually diagnose it by evaluating the symptoms and ruling out other conditions.

    Most kids diagnosed with Kawasaki disease will have a fever lasting 5 or more days and at least four of these symptoms:

    redness in both eyes
    changes around the lips, tongue, or mouth
    changes in the fingers and toes, such as swelling, discoloration, or peeling
    a rash in the trunk or genital area
    a large swollen lymph node in the neck
    red, swollen palms of hands and soles of feet
    If Kawasaki disease is suspected, the doctor may order tests to monitor heart function (such as an echocardiogram) and might take blood and urine samples to rule out other conditions, such as scarlet fever, measles, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or an allergic drug reaction.

    Treatment
    Treatment should begin as soon as possible, ideally within 10 days of when the fever begins. Usually, a child is treated with intravenous doses of gamma globulin (purified antibodies), an ingredient of blood that helps the body fight infection. The child also might be given a high dose of aspirin to reduce the risk of heart problems.

    Reviewed by: Joel Klein, MD
    Date reviewed: October 2008

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    The local news in NY said Jett had a history of epilepsy. This is awful situation for the Travolta family, and while I agree this isn't a time for criticism, I pray that this was just a tragic accident and not something that could have been prevented with epilepsy medication (if he wasn't already taking it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildTrose View Post
    wasnt there something wrong with him? kawaski disease? or autistic? I cant remember and I'm floored by this as well...they were a tight knit family
    this is just aweful! no way to start a new year!
    First, this is a very sad situation. I don't know what the whole story is, but it's sad when anyone loses a child

    Second, and I'm saying this in an informative, educational way, not in anyway hostile...my son has autism & there is nothing "wrong with him". God made him that way & I hear God makes no mistakes. I know a lot of people, when writing/typing, type & hit send. I'm guilty of it myself. I try to read what I write before hitting reply.

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    The reports coming seem to indicate a fall in the bathtub causing a head injury. The child died at the scene. Poor baby!

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