I would use another excuse, like maybe your dog ate your homework, or your car won't start, or you can't find your lucky socks.
Using a family member's health as an excuse is bad karma. Enjoy your new device
__________________ The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken. Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until it starts to work. Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. [BES 5.0.3 / GroupWise 2012 HP2]
do what i did. i had UPS deliver my BB to my work place. Today even before i got to work it was already delivered and signed for by my Boss. Reached work and for first 2 hours i was with my lovely BB 9700. I love it.