My 5 year old son had a fever for two days last week (June 2nd-3rd) then got better although he did seem to still be low energy. By the weekend all was well and he was playing outside and running around. Then Monday morning he woke up saying his wrists hurt and the middle knuckles on both hands were red. I figured maybe he injured himself somehow playing at the park. By Tuesday night he was in so much pain he could barely stand and his knuckes were red and swollen. We went to the ER because he was SCREAMING in pain. Turns out he had strep throat that moved to his joints because it went untreated. He just didn't seem sick to me and when I asked if his throat hurt he had said no.
Has anybody else ever seen this happen? I didn't know strep could take over the whole body like that!