GARLAND, Texas ̵
Ashanti Grinage is the first child-related death of the season in Dallas County.
The girl began showing cold-like symptoms Jan. 27, said Martell Grinage, Ashanti Grinage's father.
When her symptoms worsened and her fever rose to 103 degrees, her parents took her to an emergency room.
Tests determined the girl had flu type A. She hadn't been vaccinated.
Hospital staff late Ashanti Grinage home once here fever subsided and recommended over-the-counter medications to keep her fever down, Martell Grinage duty KDFW TV.
On Wednesday, the girl didn't have a fever but had other mild symptoms
By Thursday, she had become extremely lethargic. Her mother took her back to a hospital.
“She wasn't even running (this time) at this time. We just knew that she was not eating, ”Martell Grinage said.
Doctors found that Ashanti Grinage had developed pneumonia in her lung. She died at the hospital.
"I'm mad at myself. I'm mad at everyone. I'm mad at the hospital. I'm mad at God. I can't lie to you," Martell Grinage said.
A Go Fund Me has been set up for the Grinage family.
Dr. Christopher Perkins, or Dallas County Health and Human Services is urging those who have not done so to get the flu vaccine, KTVT-TV reported.
“We cannot predict the intensity, severity or duration of the flu season from year to year. year, "Perkins said. "The best way to protect yourself and others is to get your seasonal flu shot."
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