Jackson came down with a fever this morning, no other symptoms except general malaise. It's inconvenient because it is a long weekend, in which we had big plans to be with friends enjoying the hot and sunny weather from a swimming pool where the kids could practice their new swimming skills. It was going to be great fun and we are all disappointed in the change of plans.
But it is most inconvenient because Matthew is scheduled for surgery for Wednesday. Matthew can't get sick between now and then. To avoid Matthew catching the mystery ailment, Darren will be off to his folks house with Matthew while I hold down the fort with poor sick little Jackson and potentially sick (or at least germy) Alyssa. Not exactly how we envisioned our weekend, but it is what it is and we'll do whatever we have to do.
This is the second time Jackson has gotten sick right before a Matthew surgery. Two times isn't a lot, but out of 6 surgeries, that is 1/3rd of the time. It seems like a lot. Hopefully it will be short lived and we'll be able to be together very soon!