My son (Dec/05) has had a cold (cough, runny nose, nothing major, hasn't slowed him down much) for a little over a week.
In the last few days he has complained about a sore neck a few times and last night woke in the night saying his head hurt and was awake for ~30 minutes.
This morning, he seemed fine and went to preschool as normal. Teachers didn't say anything unusual. As soon as we got into the car, he said his head still hurt and he spent the rest of the afternoon/evening waning between pretty much himself with a cold and more melancholy, watching dvd, doing puzzles, etc. When he was himself he was jumping around, laughing, playing, etc. just at a slightly slower speed than normal.
We didn't have a thermometer at the time but he did feel slightly warm to the touch. When my dh got home with thermometer, his temp was 37.4 degrees C in the armpit (99.1 degrees F) which I would consider to be a very mild fever.
I considered seriously taking him to a clinic but then decided to see how the night goes and re-evaluate in the morning. He fell asleep as normal and when I just checked on him he definitely feels warmer than earlier and is sweaty.
Of course now I am totally doubting myself and wonder if I should have taken him to the clinic this evening. My instinct tells me if it was Meningitis his symptoms would have been more severe and his neck pain/headache wouldn't have come and gone.
Please, if you have any experience with this, let me know. Many thanks, in advance.