My nephew has recently been sick with the flu, yet along with a runny nose, sneezing, and a high fever, he has told me that his legs were weak. In fact his legs were too weak even for him to get out of bed. Should I really be worried about this? Can this be more than just weakness from the flu? He actually has had this other times that he had been sick. I am wondering if he should seek medical attention. I hope to hear from you soon as I am a really concerned aunt.
It is common for kids with viral illnesses to have intense myalgias, or sore muscles. I would feel more comfortable since he has had this before with viral illnesses. I would suggest that his parents discuss this with the doctor the next time he comes in for a yearly exam. If the legs are truly too weak and not just sore, to get out of bed, this is unusual and perhaps if he is not better in a day or two, then see his doctor.
Good luck, dr. Olson