In case you haven’t heard yet, Gary Busey’s 1-year-old son, Luke, has been hospitalized for a “childhood illness,” though it has not been confirmed what he’s actually suffering from. He is expected to be released from the hospital by the end of the week.
What exactly is wrong with Gary Busey’s son? What happened to him?
There are a few common childhood illnesses that may require hospitalization, so we can speculate a bit on what might be plaguing Luke.
RSV – RSV stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and is a common childhood illness that is a very common cause of pneumonia and bronchitis. RSV produces symptoms similar to the flu, though they can be more serious. It usually lasts 1-2 weeks, and can require hospitalization.
Kawasaki Disease – Kawasaki Disease sends about 4,000 young kids per year to the hospital. It is a virus that causes the heart vessels to become inflamed. Symptoms include a high fever, rash, and swollen hands and feet.
Whooping Cough – Whooping cough seems to be making a return as more and more kids come down with this bacterial infection. More than half of young kids who get it need to be treated in the hospital. It causes children to cough so hard that they run out of air, resulting in a “whooping” sound.
Whatever is wrong with Luke, we wish him a speedy recovery!