Eight-year-old Habibu Barrow is reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the Gambian capital Banjul.
Mr Barrow missed his son's funeral as he was advised to remain in Senegal for his safety.
The regional body Ecowas has asked Mr Barrow to stay in Senegal until Thursday - the planned date of the inauguration.
Mr Barrow is a devout Muslim who is reportedly married with two wives and had five children, according to the Gambian newspaper The Point.
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*Dog bite and he died on the way to the Hospital?What kind of dog is that?Please someone should enlighten me on this....