He has a cold.
This, of course, means he is dying and we are horrible parents for not taking him to the doctor so the doctor can hear his last words before the inevitable.
Unfortunately, Jesse's brother has chosen today to have a barbecue. Le sigh. Really? It is one of those 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' situations. They will be miffed if we don't show up. They will also be miffed if show up with a sick child. Aurgh.