In Dallas County, Ashanti Grinage, 4, is the first child flu-related death this season. She died a week ago.
In Garland, Texas, Grinage's family continued to try all they could to prevent the girl's death.
It was last Tuesday, when she started showing symptoms; even went to the ER. The little girl started taking medicine.
But by the time Martel Grinage, her father, arrived at the ER, doctors were trying to resuscitate her. She died from flu and pneumonia.
"I said, 'Maybe if she hears my voice...' I know she's getting up. I'm praying, I'm praying, because I believe in God. So I'm just waiting for her to wake up," Grinage said.
The girl's father is still grieving over the loss of his 4-year-old daughter.
The girl's father claims that hospital doctors didn't fully assess Ashanti for infection during her first visit to the emergency room.
Looking back, he regrets not asking about it.
"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," Grinage said.
Now he hopes his story may help another family experiencing something similar.
"See, I feel like I failed because I'm not even 30 yet, and I'm about to bury my little girl. That was my best friend. She was only four, but that was my best friend."