JOHN TRAVOLTA'S AGONY

Published on: January 5, 2009
JOHN TRAVOLTA'S  AGONY

As he faded from life, John Travolta and Kelly Preston desperately begged son Jett to live.

Travolta revealed he fought to save his son Jett's life, 16, after he was found prone on the bathroom floor of their Bahamas vacation home Friday.

"I tried the kiss of life for about 20 minutes," the heartbroken father revealed. "I wouldn't give up. I did everything I could to keep Jett alive. The paramedics took over from me when they arrived."

Paramedic Marcus Garvey revealed the heart breaking ride to the hospital to RADARonline as both John and Kelly pleaded desperately with the unconscious teen as John implored  "Jett, come on, Jett, come on, come around! "

Garvey stated in a videotaped interview with Radar that Preston was crying as she asked, "Is he breathing? Are you helping him? Are you getting him back? Is he coming back?" before clutching Jett's lifeless hand, "Come on baby, come on, Jett!"

Travolta's lawyer and close friend Michael McDermott who was with the family in the Bahamas vacationing believes Jett may have died in his father's arms before EMTs even arrived. "I like to believe John had a chance to say goodbye. Jett may have died in his dad's arms."

Mc Dermott also took umbrage at police reports claiming Jett remained undiscovered for hours after suffering a seizure.  He says the Travolta clan had a series of fail safe devices from baby monitors to two nannies that were with the teen constantly including Jeff Kathrein who discovered Jett.

"Jeff got to him within minutes of his fall, we believe," McDermott stated. "He tried to revive him while John was alerted."  

Jett had been taking the medication Depakote  to relieve seizures associated with Kawasaki Disease but according to reports, the seizures had increased exponentially over the past few months and Jett had stopped taking the medication. 

It is uncertain whether cessation of meds contributed to Jett's fatal seizure.

A coroner's report is expected later today after an autopsy is performed to determine the exact cause of death.

"Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered," John wrote in a statement posted Sunday on Travolta's Web site.

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