Update: Jayden Federline Discharged From Hospital After Allergic Reaction Scare

11/10/2008 at 08:30 PM ET
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Update: A source close to the Spears family has confirmed to Britney’s official site that Jayden has been discharged from the hospital and that he is "fine."

Originally Posted at 12:00 p.m.: What began as Sean Preston, 3, and Jayden James’ fun first trip to Louisiana — their mom Britney Spears’ home state — ended with an overnight stay in the hospital. After spending Sunday morning surrounded by family at the Serenity mansion — including Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn and her 4 ½-month-old daughter Maddie Briann — 2-year-old Jayden was rushed to the hospital at 1:30 p.m. after experiencing "a terrible allergic reaction." According to a source, Jayden broke out in "hives, was itchy, and irritable."

Following a stay in the hospital with his mom Britney, 26, and grandmother Lynne Spears by his side, Jayden is "doing fine," although the cause of the reaction is yet to be determined. "They’re just not sure," a source tells PEOPLE. Britney’s representative released a statement to her official website, which reads,

"Jayden James Federline was admitted to the Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center on Sunday, November 9th. Doctors concluded he had a reaction to something he ingested. He is expected to be discharged tomorrow."

Sean Preston and Jayden James are Britney’s children with ex-husband Kevin Federline, 30, who currently has sole custody of the boys.

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Crystal on

I read it was a seizure so I am glad to know that is was an allergic reaction instead. I hope they find out what caused it. Poor, Jayden!

Heather on

Poor Jayden, I pray he gets to feeling all better soon! I feel for Britney too, the media is going to have a hay day with this one and call into question her parenting and that’s not fair. I’m not sure what he was allergic to but you just never know what you may be allergic to. My doc gave me a prescription for Imitrex which is a very common migraine medicine, welp turns out I was allergic to it. After having to call 911 and be taken by ambulance to the hospital and then admitted I was told don’t EVER take that med again, haha no problem there. But my point is you just never know when someone is going to be allergic to something and it stinks that this had to happen at all but especially on her first trip out of town with her boys. Her mental health seems to be on the upswing and I hope this doesn’t set her back. She did the right thing though and recognized something was wrong and got him medical help. Again my prayers go out to little Jayden and Britney too!

Jae on

I just hope the media doesn’t go crazy with this story cause it’s Britney! Like Heather said, an allergic reaction can happen to anyone. I can already hear all the haters Britney bashing. I hope she keeps her head up & concentrates on getting him better! Too bad she couldn’t enjoy her 1st trip out of town with them. Hopefully Next Time!

Megan on

Poor Brit, she just can’t seem to catch a break.

Mary-Helen on

Poor lil guy. I hope everyone doesn’t blame Britney. She seems to be doing so well. I’m sure he just tried something new and he turned out to be allergic. It happened to a friend of mine when her daughter tried something and it turned out it had peanut traces and that’s how they found out she was allergic. I hope little Jayden recovers okay and glad that Kevin is flying down too.

Ashleigh on

I feel so bad for Brit. I too was at the hopital this week with my soon to be 2yr old. I hate that feeling. But good news.. I don’t think they will blame Brit or make it a big deal… The stuff I was reading is that everyone tryed to get ahold of Kevin… And no one could. He never picked up the phone.. So thats the “bad” I was reading frm this.

Pogue Mahone on

Our 7 year old has a severe peanut allergy and we never even knew until she was 4; she had a treat at church with peanuts..and immediately her lips swelled up, her throat was hoarse and her voice raspy,she developed a fever and vomited….went to the ER and now has an Epi-Pen, but it was scary,and we have to always be so vigilant with ALL food that it has no nuts…hard when we eat out, so she has to always bring her own food we know is safe. 4 of our other kids also have allergies: to Penicillan, Benedryl,and crab!It runs in our family!!

Bren on

Poor Jayden!! and poor Britney she must of being so scared!!

I am so happy to hear Jayden is doing much better!!

Jennifer on

Poor little guy! I have multiple food allergies and know first-hand, that reactions are no fun at all. Hope he feels better soon!

Sarah on

aww, poor baby! my sister and i both have food allergies, so I know how horrible they can be. luckily, they found out early on and can teach him to always check with mom and dad before eating something.

britney must have been terrified. even now that my sister and i are all grown up, my mom still worries about us remaining careful to check what we eat.

Lau on

I hope Britney doesn’t get blamed for this!
Also hope that they can find quickly what produced Jayden’s allergic reaction so he won’t have to go through it again.

Di on

What are the odds that the first chance Britney has to take her kids outside of the state, one of them falls ill. Since Jayden was in Britney’s care/custody, she is ultimately responsible for what happens.

For the last year those boys have been living primarily with Kevin with no problems but it seems like whenever they are with Britney something goes wrong i.e., Sean not in car seat, almost dropping Sean, holding Jayden hostage which led the police breaking the door down.

If I were Kevin, I would revoke my consent and would not allow any visitation outside of CA. If I were a betting person, I would guess that Britney was somehow negligent.

Donna on

Hope things are going well! Get better very soon, Jayden! I know how your mommy must feel.

I’ve secretly liked Britney since the beginning. But over the last couple years, I’ve come to realize that it’s not something I wanted to be embarassed about. Does anyone else know how I could send her a fan letter…one she may actually read?

dee on

We found out when my now 21 year old brother was a toddler he was allergic to eggs when both of his eyes swelled shut. I was a little kid and was horrified, so I can only imagine what a parent feels when something like that happens. Glad Jayden is OK.

CelebBabyLover on

Poor Jayden, and how scary for both him and Britney!

Bancie1031 on

I’m glad that Jayden got to go home already. It’s truly sad that this happened on their first trip to Louisiana with Britney in a while (as someone else stated). And I’m sure somehow it’s going to be Britney’s fault …. even though it’s not. Sean and Jayden have gotten so big. I’m glad that Britney is doing so much better.

Cheryl on

Allergic reactions can be scary, and the poor little guy must have had a pretty serious one to warrant an overnight hospital stay.

I have two food allergic kids myself, and know just how real and scary an allergic reaction can be. I’m glad little Jayden is alright.

Jen on

Thank goodness! It’s so worrisome to give a little one something that COULD cause an allergic reaction because you never know if it WILL–plus, I know how big brothers like to share their snacks with little brothers, so it could have been an unsupervised test run.

dj19 on

i am glad to hear that Jayden is ok..i bet they are going to blame britney but we as parents all know it can happen to any of us and i hope they take that into consideration before they blame all this on her..i know she must have been scared not just because of what happened but probably scared that they would not let her bring them back to LA

Molly on

Unfortunately for Britney with the lifestyle she le(a)d and ongoing legal trouble with the DUI they will look out for any reason to bring her down. What would another mother get away with as an unfortunate and absolutely innocent health scare, is just another nail into britney’s coffin, even though this was such an accident and absolutely not her fault, most likely, as this could happen to anyone !!

SeanJay on

Britney took JJ to an alligator farm today so he must be feeling all better. Glad the little guy is ok.

Molly Britney DID NOT & NEVER HAD A DUI. I’ve seen people promote this untruth around the web, it never happened. It’s amazing how quickly tabloid stories get twisted, I’m no trying to jump on you case just stating the facts. She was charged & found not guilty of driving w/o a California license.

From what we have heard there isn’t anything she did wrong in this case. People like Eonline just want to stir the pot & cause trouble. If Kevin was so concerned for their safey than he would’ve told her to bring the boys back.

Di on

Since Jayden was in Britney’s care at the time of the allergic reaction, she is ultimately responsible and to blame for what happened because she controls what he puts in his mouth. I mean, this woman does not have the best history when it comes to parenting which is why she lost custody.
If I were Kevin, this would be Britney’s first and last trip with the boys out of state.

It never ceases to amaze how people have short term memory when it comes to this women. Let’s remember this a woman who violated numerous court orders and who held her youngest child hostage requiring the police to break the door down. I would not be surprised if she was somehow negligent.

Michelle on

Di, I think that’s a little unfair. I would hold her responsible if Jayden had been injured while playing unsupervised, but he had an allergic reaction. And we don’t know what he had the reaction to. I am allergic to coconut. There’s no way to know what a child will be allergic to. Unfortunately, it’s a trial and error situation.

I don’t normally defend anything Britney does, but this really isn’t something she can be blamed for without knowing all the facts.

CelebBabyLover on

Michelle- ITA! Come on, how was Britney supposed to know that Jayden might have an allergic reaction?

It also sounds like this was Jayden’s first allergic reaction. There’s really no way to prevent an allergic reaction from happening until after the first one (then obviously you get an Epi Pen or whatever to prevent future reactions).

I also want to point out that Britney wasn’t exactly alone with Jayden. According to PEOPLE.com, Britney’s parents, Jamie Lynn, and their brother Bryan were there as well.

Chances are that Jamie and Lynn were helping care for their grandsons.


It never ceases to amaze how people have short term memory when it comes to this women. Let’s remember this a woman who violated numerous court orders and who held her youngest child hostage requiring the police to break the door down.” Di, while I think your entire comment was unfair, I think that part is extremely unfair.

Yes, Britney did all those things. However, the woman has a mental illness, which, at the time she did the things you mentioned, was spiraling out of control.

If you look at pictures from that time, you can tell that she was truly lost. If I had to pick three words to describe the way Britney looks in those pictures (mainly from the time between just before her first forced hospitilization and her second one), I would pick lost, scared, and alone.

I remember one in particular, taken just before her second hospitilization. She was sitting on a curb, holding her Yorkie puppy London (who, sadly, was more than likely her only true friend at the time) and crying. My heart just broke for her when I saw that picture, and I wanted to just scoop her up and give her a hug.

Anyway, this may sound weird, but, to a certain extent, I don’t think Britney realized just what she was doing when she violated court orders and held Jayden hostage. I think she was in sort of a fog, if that makes any sense.

She herself even recently said in an interview (and please excuse the language. I’m just repeating what she said.) “What the hell was I thinking?”

CelebBabyLover on

I also want to point out that allergens can pop up in places you’d least expect them to. Jayden could have, for example, eaten a candy bar that contained traces of tree nuts (this usually happens when a candy bar is made using the same equipment that is used to make candy bars containing tree nuts), and then reacted to the tree nuts.

Bancie1031 on

I saw Kevin’s lawyer on E! last night talking about she’s going to have to answer for it ……… so sad.

Laney McDonald on

I hope Jayden feels better. I have food allergies myself and it really sucks. I can’t eat any kind of nuts, particularly peanuts and it is very hard because alot of things have nuts in them. I can’t even touch them.

My daughter is also allergic to them. My boyfriend gave her a bite of a Peanut Butter and jelly sandwich and she broke out in hives so he stopped giving it to her and he won’t even eat PB in front of her or me anymore.

Cheesehead Girl on

I am glad Jayden is ok. Poor Britney. Hang in there girl! It could happen to anyone at anytime anywhere! Its the perils of being a parent and raising kids.

CelebBabyLover on

Bancie- Actually, she’s NOT going to have to answer for it. Kevin’s lawyer told PEOPLE (and PEOPLE got it from E!, by the way) that Kevin is NOT going to seek a hearing in regards to Jayden’s allergic reaction.

Here’s is what he actually said to E!: “We’re not going to jump to conclusions right now,” attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan tells E!. “I don’t anticipate there being a hearing. I anticipate that Kevin and Britney as concerned parents will exchange information and satisfy themselves that what happened was a freak occurrence and do what they have to do to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”

To me, that just sounds like Kevin and Brit will need to figure out what caused the reaction and how to prevent another one in the future.

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