Has anyone here had their little kid come down with Swine Flu? If so how did it present itself? How old is the child? How long were they sick? Did they require any medical intervention? My nearly 4 year old little girl started complaining three days ago of a swollen gland on her neck right at the jawline under her left ear. She has been messing with her left ear too. She has never had an ear infection before. Actually none of my kids ever have and my oldest is 9. It is not large, it's less than a marble in size but it is tender to the touch and she winces when you check out the area. It has stayed the same size. This also went hand in hand with a very low grade temp (100) that went away two days ago (so only had the temp for one day). No coughing, sore throat or anything like that. The only other thing we have noticed is that she looks tired. Like dark circles under her eyes but she is sleeping all night like normal. I am curious as to whether or not swollen glands are a symptom of Swine Flu. I have done some online research but not found anything that flat out listed it as a symptom. I called my Dr. who at this point sees my children as my ped. just up and retired on us without telling any of his patients leaving us all to scramble to find new ped's- anyway they said to bring her in to be checked out. I'm not against the idea, BUT my Dr.s office is a walk-in clinic. I am WORRIED SICK that if I take her and she just has some minor thing, that we will leave with much more than we went with, if you catch my drift. I would hate to take her for an ear infection and leave with the Swine Flu I was trying to prevent. So anyway, I basically wondered if anyone here had little ones who have had it, and if they did, did their lymph nodes swell? We recently here in RI lost a perfectly healthy little 12 year old girl to H1N1 and she had NO underlying health conditions. She presented with a mild fever/cough/sore throat/fatigue on Friday and felt better by Sunday, but then got very suddenly ill and was dead by Monday afternoon. I'm not normally one to lose my head in what could be media hype but that is scary stuff that I do not want to mess with.