Yesterday M woke up screaming and crying because he had his first stiff neck! We heated it and bathed it and massaged it and medicated it and finally he was able to lay still and watch tv (no school for him). By evening it had loosened up enough that he could walk around.
I work from home so it was easy to keep an eye on him all day. D had to go to the school to help the kids do their “holiday shopping” for their parents and family members. The kids get to buy cheap stuff (usually < $1 per item) for their loved ones.
This morning he was mostly better.. still a little sore but able to turn and bend like normal. I was worried he had meningitis but the stiff neck turned out to be the only symptom (no headache, fever, etc).