My daughter is 3 and developed a swollen, hard lymph node under her chin, with high fever for almost 2 wks. She was put on 4 different anitbiotics. Finally fever went away, but lymph node stayed huge, over 2 1/2 cm. Then it abscessed. Doctor performed surgery to drain it and said the lymph node was mushy and dead. They performed CBC, finally, and biopsy. CBC results were: WBC 24,000 w/ Neu 80%, Lymph 12%. Low RBC and hemoglobin and hemotcrit. No results from biopsy yet. She also sweats at night, no matter how cold it is. What could cause the lymph node to die like that? I have never heard of this before. We are now going on 4wks dealing with this. She is eating well though and not running fever, but she is constantly on antibiotics. Help! I am worried and need answers.