Meet Baylee King. Baylee was born prematurely in September of 2010, to her brilliant parents, Joey and Helen. After fighting many hospital stays, surgeries, and procedures, Baylee is now home and healthy with her family. For such a tiny baby, Baylee fought in the intensive care unit bravely and courageously. We are thankful for Baylee’s health and will continue to pray for health as she grows up. Butterfly Kisses has been blessed to be a part of Baylee’s courageous fight for life.
Update: Baylee went to be with the angels on November 9th, 2012. “Baylee was diagnosed with Still’s disease in January of 2012, and was treated for that for 10 months. We found out in October that Baylee didn’t have Still’s disease, but something much worse called HLH. (Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis) So the doctors at Duke started to give her chemo to get her HLH under control. Things were looking up, but the Sunday before she passed things took a turn for the worst. The labs were showing that Baylee’s body was still being ravaged by the HLH and the chemo wasn’t getting it under control. Sunday night she started throwing up and her belly started swelling. It is believed that she had an intestinal blockage from a prior surgery. This continued until Thursday, when she appeared to be going into shock. The decision to take her to surgery was made, and we said good bye to our daughter. Once she was administered anesthesia she went into cardiac arrest. They worked on her for about twenty minutes, and eventually got her on a heart and lung machine. They brought her back to the PICU and she was very swollen and unconscious. They told us there was nothing more they could do for her, because her heart just wasn’t working on its own anymore. The next morning, we had to make the desicion to take her off of the life support. They placed Baylee in my hands and I removed her breathing tube, and her heart stopped a few seconds later. Joey and I spend a few precious hours with her before they took her away. Of course we with things could be better, and we wish we still had Baylee here with us, but we are finding comfort in knowing that she is cured and will no longer have to suffer. Remember that Baylee was ALWAYS thankful for everything she had, and when things are going bad in your life, sit and think about all of the things you do have. Life could always be worse. Thank you all for your support.”