Wyatt's Leamonade StandThe story of a 9-month-old baby who stood against liver failure for 30-days… only to be let down by his medical staff
Who is Wyatt “Pie Man” Leamon?
Wyatt Leamon, who we affectionately called “Pie Man”, was a happy, healthy 9-month-old baby boy who always wore the biggest smile, sometimes, with his tongue sticking out. He truly was the perfect little guy. Unfortunately, his star was extinguished too soon when he went in to see the Pediatrician for a common ear infection. The prescription antibiotic, Amoxicillin was prescribed and he had a severe allergic reaction and went into liver failure. A tragic sequence of events followed over the next 30 days including two hospitals, medical mysteries, drugs, blood tests, Doctor after Doctor and ultimately, a failed attempt to save his life the morning of his life-saving liver transplant. Wyatt will always be remembered for his laugh, his love, his big brown eyes and the light he brought to his family for the nine months of the time he spent with us. There is no better tribute than the video A Slice of Life with Pie Man which highlights the time he spent with his family and the bond he had with his brother.
Learn More About Wyatt’s Story
Read Wyatt's StoryRead the full story, “A Father’s Retelling of How the Health System and one of our Nations Best Hospitals Failed a 9 Month Old in Need of a Liver Transplant”
Read Daily AccountBefore there was Facebook, Twitter and other social media, the Leamon family documented Wyatt’s experience via their own blog
What Wyatt’s Story Can Teach Us
There is no question that Wyatt would still be here if we had had this amazing list of ear infection remedies handy, we just didn’t know any better! The key is simply this: ear infections can be viral or bacterial. But if viral, an antibiotic will not help and Doctors won’t test for it. You’re better off trying these more natural solutions and only applying a prescription as a last resort. With Wyatt’s twin brothers, we’ve personally deployed Sovereign Silver, Garlic Oil and/or Chiropractic care as an assist to the immune system’s innate ability to fight of sickness on its own.
Long before we went through this tragedy with our son, there was a time we thought being a donor was “creepy”, or weird. But the lack of viable livers for Wyatt was a huge part of his passing simply due to the “opt-in’ system we have in America. When we first set eyes on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) where a half dozen babies (including Wyatt) awaited transplant, it was a sobering wake-up call and the only reason anyone, including babies, don’t immediately get a transplant is due to lack of donors. Please consider signing up to be an organ donor, it could literally save a little baby’s life and will only take a few minutes of your time!
In addition, Wyatt had several blood transfusions which gave him the opportunity to fight his disease, if you get an opportunity to donate blood, there are little souls awaiting your generosity in hopes for a brighter future.