Hi guys and gals,
I was just wanting your input on this. I do plan to call the doc in the morning. My six year old son told me tonight that his throat was sore. Upon questioning him, he said that it has been sore since this weekend. No fever. No swollen glands that I could tell from palpation. When I looked at his throat, it was very mildly red, with mildly swollen tonsils, one white patch on his tonsil, and many small flesh colored blisters on the back of his throat. Then I got to thinking that over the last week or two, he has complained about sore muscles... first his legs, then that stopped, then his arms...I just chalked it up to "growing pains". I am just a little confused by all this considering that he hasn't had a fever. He likes to play with the thermometer, and has taken it several times over the week, and never over 98.0.
Anyone experience anything like this? I would also hate to take him to the doc and pay out of pocket since my deductible isnt met, for him to tell me its viral and to just push fluids.
I have thought about mono... do kids still have to miss weeks of school because of this?
I have actually thought about taking him to the ER tonight, but that just seemed silly to me.