Last year John missed 22 days of school. Twenty-one of them were because of fever. For every day of school missed, John was probably sick another two days. That brings days of fever up to about 63. Factor in summer vacation and the total is probably hits the mid 70s. That's a fever nearly every five days for a year times seven years -- plus chills, headache, sore throat, vomiting.
John's fevers started when he was around a year old. He'd be fine; he'd be shivering; he'd be running a fever over 104.
The picture above was taken on John's sixth birthday at Pelee Island. I think that was the trip that set a new record -- five days of fevers, including one that hit 104.7.
John's last fever was in July. It lasted 12 hours instead of the usual three days.
He's been fever-free ever since. And we're so thankful because we'd rather see this: