I wasn't convinced. After three weeks of lingering cold with little improvement, my son's temperature had skyrocketed to 106.4°F and alarmed me. He sounded hoarse, and all he could do was cough and cry. I described all these symptoms to the doctor and carefully asked, "Are you quite sure?"
"His throat does look red, but that's normal with a cold," the doctor repeated.
"Thank you, doctor," I said, trying to keep my cool. "Only, I'd feel so much better if you took a throat swab – just for my reassurance and peace of mind. I'm really worried it...
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