With all the stories of misdiagnosed dka I've heard, something keeps bothering me. A friend of mine lost her son 4 years ago. It was during the height of the h1n1 virus outbreak. Her son was fine and the next day was having trouble breathing. They took him to the emergency room who said he was having an asthma attack. Gave him breathing txs and sent him home. His dad wasn't comfortable with the diagnosis as he was barely breathing and Brandon was barely conscious at this point, so they went to another hospital. They admitted him into icu and put him on life support to help him breathe. He died the next day. 9 years old, no previous health issues, sudden onset, no particular symptoms other than the respiratory distress. After he passed they said he tested positive for h1n1, even though there were no flu-like symptoms, and so that was what they said was cause of death. I feel like maybe this could've been a case of misdiagnosed dka. I wouldn't bring it up to her, but I can't get it off my mind. Thoughts?